Pursuing a call to ministry and religious leadership, or working to deepen an existing practice of religious leadership, is a leap of faith—you may been feeling the call for years and only now be ready to take that next step.

We understand how daunting it can be to commit to a seminary that can nurture your journey toward your call. You may be wondering if you can afford it, whether you’ll have to uproot your family and move in order to attend, or whether you could get the support you need at a geographically closer seminary.

That is why we organize and deliver our curriculum in our own particular way. We are a low-residency school so you can stay in your community. For Master of Divinity Students, we integrate internships into your learning so you can learn by doing. For Doctor of Ministry Students, we resource you to answer the questions most pressing to your leadership and professional growth. For all students, your work may include short periods in person in Chicago alongside engagement with faculty and students remotely.

Our students cultivate deep bonds with each other and with faculty during their time at our Chicago campus for Convocation and in-person classwork two to three times a year, and stay in touch as cohorts throughout the year. They gain a learning community that supports them not only during their time as students, but also throughout their entire careers as religious and vocational leaders.

We are committed to helping our students and offer various financial aid and scholarships for MDiv and MAR students. For more information and consultation, contact our Financial Aid office.

Join us for one of our Prospective Student Conferences held when our current students are in town. You can mingle with them, meet our faculty, and experience what it is like to be a student at Meadville Lombard. If you aren’t able to make it to campus, please join us for an informational webinar.

Contact us if you have any questions about becoming a student. We look forward to hearing from you!