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.

McCormick Theological Seminary is a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) and an integral part of one of the world’s great centers of theological education and research. Accredited by both the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), McCormick is known for its warmth, informality, and extraordinary attention to the individual. McCormick seeks to embody and create a more just and compassionate world through rigorous academic study, practical experience, spiritual formation, and an active, engaged learning community. It is a seminary with a long history of high academic standards, social justice, and a commitment to foster the expertise ministry requires.

McCormick is one of twelve theological institutions associated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Part of the Reformed tradition is an ecumenical commitment and openness to dialogue with different perspectives within the larger church. McCormick’s student body represents a wide variety of Christian traditions including Baptist, UCC, AME, Pentecostal, and non-denominational students, and more. Common to all our students is an openness to one another rooted in a shared faith in Jesus Christ and in a shared commitment to service for the common good. The diversity with our faculty also reflects McCormick’s breadth on the theological spectrum.