Doctor of Ministry Applicants

Welcome to the McCormick Doctor of Ministry Program

Refer a Student!

I hope you’ll take a look around. Open doors. Pose hard questions. Imagine yourself in this program. And finally ask yourself: is this a place that can refresh, retool, and revitalize my call and my ministry, and those with whom I minister?

We hope so. That’s the goal of the McCormick Doctor of Ministry program…to refresh, retool, and revitalize ministry through challenging study, engaging conversation, targeted research, and imagination. And not just any ministry, or some ideal, theoretical ministry - your ministry!

The McCormick DMin program builds on a key core of subjects—leadership, church and culture, Bible, and group dynamics—applying learnings from each to classroom discussion and to your local ministry. There are elective classes, allowing you to select challenging subjects most applicable to your ministry. And there is a thesis project of your choosing—a journey into the passion of your work and your call. If your focus is specifically preaching, you may want to consider the ACTS DMin in Preaching program, in which McCormick is a key partner—one of the most highly regarded advanced-degree programs in preaching anywhere in the world. A third program, the Ecumenical DMin, another McCormick partnership, is designed to serve the needs of students wishing to engage in full-time study as well as international students from around the world.

All three programs reflect the unique values of a McCormick education—one that is at once Reformed, ecumenical, cross-cultural, and urban. McCormick DMin students each bring their unique ministry settings and challenges from a host of countries, denominations, and practices, and find in their study common issues and common ground that send them home renewed.

Allow these pages to introduce the program more fully to you. Then introduce yourself to us. Together, let’s see if the McCormick DMin is right for you. We look forward to the conversation.

Jenny McBride
Associate Dean Doctor of Ministry Programs and Continuing Education 

At a Glance

Korean D. Min 한국어

Doctor of Ministry Applicants 목회학 박사 과정 지원자들에게 맥코믹신학교 목회학 박사 과정에서 환영의 인사를 전합니다. 한인목회자를 위해 언어의 장벽을 넘어서는 교육 과정을 준비하는 일은 지원자들은 물론 맥코믹 신학대학원에게도 큰 축복입니다. 오랜 동안 한인목회자들의 신학교육에 협력했던 맥코믹 신학교의 한국어 박사 과정은...

Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Scholars Information

Program Information | Course Descriptions   Program Information Length of Program: 3 years (2016 - 2019)Total Number of Courses: 9 courses plus thesis completionLength of Course: 5-day course...

Master of Divinity Equivalency Determination

MDiv Equivalency: The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) requires an MDiv degree or its educational equivalent for admission to a doctor-of-ministry program. In most circumstances, an applicant...

International Applicants to the Doctor of Ministry Program

McCormick welcomes international students to its Doctor of Ministry Programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Brief overview of the nuts and bolts of the Doctor of Ministry Program


Downloadable PDF of D.Min. Application Form

Arrange a Visit

How to arrange a visit to learn more about the D.Min. program.

Doctor of Ministry Admissions Procedures and Requirements

McCormick Theological Seminary welcomes applications from qualified persons for admission to its Doctor of Ministry degree programs. In accordance with criteria established by the Association of...

Guest Housing and Staying in Chicago

Guest Housing, Hyde Park, Schedule

Financing a DMin Education

Responsibility for meeting the costs of this program belongs primarily to the student, the congregation or agency served, and the denomination of which the student is a member. Continuing education...

Cooperative DMin Programs

ACTS DMin in Preaching, Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry

McCormick D.Min. Program

Description of areas of concentration, core courses, electives. time and location of courses


Contact your Admission Rep

Masters Information Request

Doctor of Ministry Information Request

Senior Director of Admissions & Enrollment
Rev. Veronica Johnson

About our seminary

The Seminary in the City

McCormick Theological Seminary is located in Chicago, in the south side community of Hyde Park—home of four other distinguished seminaries and the University of Chicago. Click here for a copy of our current Annual Report.

The McCormick Student Body

Approximately 200 men and women are enrolled at McCormick Theological Seminary. They are full and part-time students, on-campus residents and commuters, and members of doctoral ministry students for intensive study.

The McCormick Faculty

The McCormick is internationally diverse—by gender, ethnicity, national origin and religious tradition. The faculty is composed of 14 full-time faculty members in four fields of study: Bible, History, Theology/Ethics and Ministry.