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Chicago Theological Seminary

Chicago Theological Seminary


An ecumenical seminary related to the United Church of Christ with a style fostering rigorous theological inquiry and development of students’ own intellectual and professional integrity in an atmosphere of diversity and freedom. The basic professional degree program is the three-year Master of Divinity, but the two-year Master of Arts is also offered. A dual-degree program with the School of Social Service Administration of the University of Chicago is available. A one-year Master of Sacred Theology is also available to students who have completed their first theological master's degree. The post-M.Div. Doctor of Ministry, in several concentrations, is available for full- or part-time students with experience in ministry. The Ph.D. program educates persons to reflect synthetically on religion, social justice and culture by encouraging interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to texts and contexts.

Our Location

Bexley Seabury, Chicago Theological Seminary, Catholic Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology, and McCormick (BSSF, CTU, CTS, LSTC and MTS). These five schools are located in close proximity to one another in the Hyde Park area of Chicago near the University of Chicago. They can be reached by car via the Chicago metropolitan expressway system from Lake Shore Drive (south) or the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), and by public transportation on the CTA Red Line, the elevated train or the Illinois Central to the respective 55th Street stations and connecting buses.