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Doctor of Ministry Applicants | McCormick Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry Applicants

Welcome to the McCormick Doctor of Ministry Program

Refer a Student!

We are delighted that you are considering McCormick Theological Seminary as the place to do your doctoral work. McCormick’s Doctor of Ministry program integrates theory and practice, values your experiential knowledge, focuses on peer-based learning in cohorts, and is rooted in culturally attentive contextual education. Our goal is to provide you a challenging course of study directly applicable to your ministry.

The McCormick D.Min. program addresses subjects relevant to ministry today — group dynamics, a changing religious landscape, cross-cultural competency, and organizational change – and provides opportunities for you to apply the course content to your local ministry. There are elective courses, allowing you to select subjects most applicable to your ministry, and there is a thesis project of your choosing—benefiting your ministry as well as the broader church. If your focus is specifically preaching, you may want to consider the ACTS D.Min. in Preaching program, in which McCormick is a key partner — one of the most highly regarded advanced-degree programs in preaching anywhere in the world. The Ecumenical D.Min., another partner with McCormick that is housed at Catholic Theological Union, provides semester long courses for students living in the Chicago area and is designed to meet the needs of international students, resident here from around the world.

All three programs reflect the unique values of a McCormick education — one that is at once reformed, ecumenical, cross-cultural, and urban. McCormick honors students’ cultural needs and theological commitments while cultivating an academic community in which students may find common ground and renew their perspective on ministry.

I look forward to hearing from you, learning about your ministry, and discussing how McCormick may serve your particular interests and needs.


Jennifer M. McBride, Ph.D.br / Associate Dean of Doctor of Ministry Programs

At a Glance

Korean D. Min 한국어

Doctor of Ministry Applicants 목회학 박사 과정 지원자들에게 맥코믹신학교 목회학 박사 과정에서 환영의 인사를 전합니다. 한인목회자를 위해 언어의 장벽을 넘어서는 교육 과정을 준비하는 일은 지원자들은 물론 맥코믹 신학대학원에게도 큰 축복입니다. 오랜 동안 한인목회자들의 신학교육에 협력했던 맥코믹 신학교의 한국어 박사 과정은...

Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Scholars Information

Program Information | Course Descriptions   Program Information Length of Program: 3 years (2016 - 2019)Total Number of Courses: 9 courses plus thesis completionLength of Course: 5-day course...

Master of Divinity Equivalency Determination

MDiv Equivalency: The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) requires an MDiv degree or its educational equivalent for admission to a doctor-of-ministry program. In most circumstances, an applicant...

International Applicants to the Doctor of Ministry Program

McCormick welcomes international students to its Doctor of Ministry Programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Brief overview of the nuts and bolts of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Application for the McCormick D. Min. Program

Downloadable PDF of D.Min. Application Form

Arrange a Visit

How to arrange a visit to learn more about the D.Min. program.

Doctor of Ministry Admissions Procedures and Requirements

McCormick Theological Seminary welcomes applications from qualified persons for admission to its Doctor of Ministry degree programs. In accordance with criteria established by the Association of...

Staying in Chicago

Hyde Park, Schedule

Financing a DMin Education

Responsibility for meeting the costs of this program belongs primarily to the student, the congregation or agency served, and the denomination of which the student is a member. Continuing education...

Cooperative DMin Programs

ACTS DMin in Preaching, Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry

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 200 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 14 full-time faculty members in four fields of study: Bible, History, Theology/Ethics and Ministry.