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 funds, congregational or agency grants, and local, regional, and national denominational scholarship programs are all sources of funds. The Student Financial Planning Office will help students determine their annual expenses and assist with locating sources of scholarships and grants.

To these sources of support, McCormick makes a limited amount of financial aid available for Doctor of Ministry students.  Priority is given to students of color, women, ministers from small churches, and ministers with income below the average of the student’s denomination. Students are considered for the Thomas F. Triebel Doctoral Studies Scholarship upon application for financial aid.

For more information about financial aid, please contact Tabitha Hightower at 773-947-6309 or

A Doctor of Ministry Financial Aid Application Form may be downloaded below.




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 150 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 16 full-time faculty members in four fields of study: Bible, History, Theology/Ethics and Ministry.