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History | McCormick Theological Seminary


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.

"Within the Wrought Iron Fence: The Hidden Heritage of McCormick Theological Seminary"

Today, the Lincoln Park area of Chicago is an affluent stretch of neighborhoods, parks, beaches, two museums, and a nationally know zoo. It is also home to one campus of DePaul University. Few know, however, that Lincoln Park began when this area of prairie and truck farms became the first campus of McCormick Theological Seminary. Read more about it in Elizabeth K. Ware's 1999 book.

Our History

For almost 190 years, McCormick Theological Seminary has enjoyed a rich and storied history as a noted center of theological education.