Meadville Lombard Theological School

610 S Michigan Ave
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-1901
United States

At Meadville Lombard Theological School, we educate students in the Unitarian Universalist tradition to become religious leaders effective in the pluralist, multi-racial and multi-cultural ministry context of today and tomorrow.  

We offer three degree programs: 

  • Master of Divinity (ministerial degree), 
  • Master of Arts in Religion (academic degree), 
  • Master of Arts in Leadership Studies (academic degree)

Meadville Lombard's Touchpoint format is designed for students to live, work, and study in their own communities.   Utilizing a blended model of program delivery, students come to Meadville Lombard three times a year for action-oriented classes that include discussion, museum visits, and group presentations led by Meadville's world class faculty.  These visits catalyze strong relationships amongst students and faculty.   When not in residence, students use distance learning technologies to interact with professors and other students while applying what they are learning with the guidance of a mentor in a congregation within their own community. The small group format of Meadville’s internship seminars and regular campus convenings of the learning community ensure that students develop deep relationships that will sustain their future ministries.

Meadville Lombard's MDiv program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and uniquely prepares students for the requirements of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Our three year full-time MDiv program provides built-in support and guidance through the ministerial credentialing process.

Meadville Lombard hosts prospective student events multiple times a year with an open invitation to anyone considering theological school.

For more information, visit our website; for admissions information contact Rev. Jason Cook, Director of Recruitment & Admissions, at jcook [at] meadville [dot] edu or (312) 212-0673

Meadville Lombard Theological School is affiliated with the UUA, the University of Chicago, and is in a cooperative relationship with the members of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools.

Officers: Lee Barker, President; Sharon Welch, Provost (Chief Academic Officer); Deborah Bieber, Vice President, Finance and Administration; William Sinkford, Board of Trustees Chair.

Category: Theological Schools

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