Cooperative DMin Programs
The ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching
The ACTS (Association of Chicago Theological Schools) Doctor of Ministry in Preaching is a cooperative program of seven member seminaries of ACTS: Chicago Theological Seminary, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, McCormick Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. Participants apply to the program through any of the participating seminaries. The seminary through which one enters is the degree-granting school.
The ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program is a three-year program. During each year, participants spend three weeks during the summer in residence on campus in Chicago, taking courses, engaging in colloquies and developing their thesis subjects.
A separate ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching application is required and may be obtained from the program coordinator. Applications for this program are due by January 31st.
For additional information, contact:
Craig Satterlee, Dean of the ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program, 1100 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615, 773-256-0752
Marcy Miller, Program Coordinator for ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program, 5460 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60615; phone 773/947-6270.
For additional information please visit the ACTS DMin in Preaching website.
The Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry
The Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program is coordinated by Catholic Theological Union in conjunction with McCormick Theological Seminary and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. This program serves the needs of students wishing to engage in full-time studies and often best meets the needs of international students planning to enter the U.S. under a Student Visa. Prerequisites for the program include an MDiv degree or its equivalent and five years ministerial experience in the area of concentration. The program consists of full-time study for one year plus a thesis. Concentrations include:
Cross-Cultural Ministries: for persons with experience in cross-cultural ministries who wish to advance the integration of knowledge and skill in this ministry.
Liturgy: for persons who have served in positions of liturgical leadership who wish to advance the integration of their knowledge and skill in this leadership.
Spirituality: for persons with experience in spiritual formation and leadership who wish to advance the integration of knowledge and skill in this ministry.
Education for Witness: for those who hold a position of leadership in educating believers both in the knowledge and in the practice of their faith and wish to advance the integration of knowledge and skill in this leadership.
Hispanic Theology and Ministry: is designed for ministry and leadership in churches in Latino/a communities, bringing together the lived praxis of those communities with the unique body of theological literature that has emerged from Hispanic theologians.
Admission to this program is through the regular application and admissions process of McCormick Theological Seminary for those students who desire to receive the degree from McCormick.
A separate Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry admission application is required. Domestic students must submit by March 1; International students must apply by December 1st of the year preceeding the desired matriculation date. Enrollment is limited each year. For additional information contact:
Dr. Mary Froelich, Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Degree Program, Catholic Theological Union, 5401 South Cornell, Chicago, IL 60615; phone (773) 753-5333.
For additional information click here for the CTU web site.