McCormick Theological Seminary welcomes qualified students from other countries to its masters-level degree programs.
Prospective international students who have already completed a theological degree, a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent before seeking admission to McCormick will be considered for the Master of Theological Studies degree program if it is clear that the education offered at McCormick will provide a significant addition to the work already completed.
International students residing outside of the United States will ordinarily not be admitted to the Master of Divinity program if they are coming from a country where the usual preparation for ordained ministry is the Master of Divinity.
International students from countries where the Master of Divinity is not available may be considered for admission to this degree program.
International students residing in the United States who indicate a clear intention to enter and remain in ministry in the United States may be considered for admission to the Master of Divinity degree program.
An application for admission to a Masters degree program at McCormick Theological Seminary is ready for consideration when the Recruitment and Admissions Office receives:
McCormick will consider international applications in December. Prior to their December meeting committee members will interview all international applicants via phone and/or web-camera when possible.
Upon completion of the application process and favorable action by the Faculty Committee on Admissions, applicants are accepted for matriculation. Please note that students are permitted to matriculate only in the fall semester
Beginning with students who will matriculate in the Fall of 2012, the English language proficiency requirement can be met in one of four ways:
Applications and recommendation forms are available for download at http://www.mccormick.edu/applications  or by contacting the Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Admitted international students from countries whose native language is not English and/or who have not graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in which English was the language of instruction must attend the Summer Language Institute of the Language Resource and Writing Center in July and August.