The CURE for Your Vocation

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Our student body is not only ethnically diverse, it is also boasts a variety of faith backgrounds.

Our student body is not only ethnically diverse, it is also boasts a variety of faith backgrounds.

Mission and Goals

Our Vision Statement:

  • We are a community of learning and teaching, challenged by the Holy Spirit and grounded in God's transforming love for the world in Jesus Christ.
  • We are called to nurture the gifts of women and men for faithful Christian ministry and leadership through rigorous academic study, practical experience and spiritual formation.
  • A seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1829 and a progressive leader within the Reformed tradition, we are committed to institutional life, scholarship and ministry that are ecumenical, urban and cross-cultural.


Our Goals

  • To provide a program of study for the preparation of women and men for ministry and the professional education of ministers that is Reformed, ecumenical, urban, and cross-cultural in a community of collaborative teaching and learning.
  • To build upon our culture of relationships in which mutual accountability, responsibility and respect characterize all Seminary communications and operations all of which are essential to a seminary committed to being Reformed, ecumenical and cross-cultural.
  • To develop technological resources and access to information resources that support the Seminary's teaching and learning goals and are fully integrated into all aspects of the Seminary's work
  • To maintain the ongoing growth of financial resources in order to support our mission, goals, programs and facilities.
  • To develop and continue to maintain external institutional partnerships that strategically advances our mission of inclusiveness, diversity and ecumenism in the context of our identity as a seminary of the PC(USA).
  • To be a Reformed, ecumenical and cross-cultural community in which the presence of God is named and welcomed.

Strategic Plan 2010-2013


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.

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