With world-renowned teachers and alumni, CTS is the global leader in transformational religious studies. We offer several Masters and Doctoral degrees, including Masters in Divinity, Sacred Theology and Religious Leadership.

Summer and J-Term

Summer Session

CTS offers a number of courses during late May, June and early July.  These courses typically provide opportunities for students to engage in intensive elective coursework or to study with adjunct instructors who are experts in the field.  Classes are offered for credit, and are also available to interested lay leaders and clergy for continuing education.  In addition to summer courses offered at CTS, students may enroll in summer courses at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, McCormick Theological Seminary, and Meadville Lombard Seminary.  It is not necessary to enroll in a degree program in order to register.  More information about course offerings for the current academic year is available at the ACTS course catalog and at the Course Schedule site.

Hispanic Summer Program

Chicago Theological Seminary is pleased to participate in the Hispanic Summer Program, an interdenominational program designed to provide theological students and others the opportunity to study theology in a Latin@ setting with Hispanic peers and professors.  The Hispanic Summer Program is offered for two weeks each summer and brings together diverse participants from the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico—frequently including CTS faculty and students.  Credits earned apply directly toward the completion of a CTS degree.  The location of the Hispanic Summer Program varies each year. Application and tuition payments are made directly to the HSP.  More information on this program can be found at the Hispanic Summer Program website.


Every January, between the fall and spring semester, students have the opportunity to enroll in one and two week intensive courses at CTS and many of the ACTS institutions.  J-Term courses give students the opportunity to study coursework required by their denomination, or to learn about a focused topic presented by faculty.  A full listing of J-Term offerings at CTS and the rest of the ACTS are available on the ACTS course catalog.