Why McCormick

McCormick prepares graduates for ministries that reach across boundaries of culture, class, ethnicity, and nation to face the needs of both present and emerging communities of faith.

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For 190 years, we have been a progressive leader within the Reformed tradition committed to fostering a community of Christian leadership that serve diverse ministries and congregations in a challenging and complex world. Through academic excellence, critical reflection, and transforming witness, McCormick Theological Seminary uniquely equips excellent Church leaders for faithful, inclusive, and liberating ministries in God’s world.

At a Glance

Community Media

We have a lively, diverse and passionate academic community. See it in action through our faculty and student blogs, photos and online social communities.

A Welcome from our President

A word of welcome to McCormick Theological Seminary from our President, Frank M. Yamada

Who We Are Today

We are a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and are grounded in the theological thought and church life of the Reformed tradition.

Our History

For 183 years, McCormick Theological Seminary has been a progressive educational leader within the Reformed tradition. Learn more about our rich and storied history as a noted center of theological education

Our Values

Our curriculum, worship, and institutional life are all informed by four key values: Cross-cultural, Urban, Reformed, and Ecumenical. Learn more more about our values.

Mission and Goals

Our vision statement: We are a community of learning and teaching, challenged by the Holy Spirit and grounded in Gods transforming love for the world in Jesus Christ.

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 2012-2013 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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Highlights of McCormick

Explore some of McCormick's events, programs, students and faculty through this collection of photos.