McCormick to Offer New Degree Program Beginning in Fall 2014


McCormick Theological Seminary has received approval from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to offer the Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM) degree.  The program will be offered in the fall of 2014.  This new degree provides basic theological education to lay and ordained ministers for whom the Master of Divinity is not required by their churches or denominations, lay leaders, and those serving as commissioned elders or licensed pastors who are interested in general or specialized forms of ministry.  

The Dean of Faculty Dr. Luis Rivera stated: “The Master of Arts in Ministry degree will prepare students to think critically and constructively, serve effectively in congregational ministry, communicate effectively and exhibit cross cultural competence. This degree program requires coursework in biblical studies, theology, church history and the arts of ministry. The program consists of 16 courses including a supervised practice in a ministerial setting.  Financial aid is available for students who meet the requirements.”

For additional information about the Master of Arts in Ministry program, or to learn more about any of McCormick’s degree programs, please contact the Admissions Office at .  

McCormick is one of 12 schools related to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and is affiliated with the University of Chicago, the Hyde Park Cluster of Theological Schools and the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS). As one of the nation’s most respected seminaries, it celebrates and prepares women and men from all denominations and backgrounds for Christian ministry and service, advancing a model of education that is cross-cultural, urban, Reformed and ecumenical.