Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs has been a permanent part of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary since it resumed operations in 1921.  The Academic Deans direct the educational programs of the seminary under its civil charter.  In 2011, the function of the office was extended by the Chancellor to cover all academic programs of the University.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Student Consumer Information


BNC online bookstore, please click on link:  https://bncvirtual.com/usml

Seminary and Graduate School of Theology Catalog 2022-2023

The Seminary and Graduate School provides the M.Div. program for priesthood candidates.

Pontifical Bulletin 2022-2023

One of only a seven pontifical faculties in the United States and Canada, the Ecclesiastical Faculty grants S.T.B, S.T.L. and S.T.D. degrees in sacred theology.

Liturgical Institute

A specialized academic institute of the University, the Liturgical Institute administers two graduate degrees, the M.A.in Liturgy and M.A.(Liturgical Studies), as well as the pontifical post-graduate S.T.L. and S.T.D. degrees in liturgy and sacramental theology.

Institute of Diaconal Studies

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s program for the formation of deacons is an integral part of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.

Institute for Pastoral Leadership

The Institute for Pastoral Leadership provides training and formation programs for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Lay Leadership in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  It also administers the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (M.A.P.S.) degree and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min).  It manages significant scholarship programs for laity preparing for ministry as well as the Critical Needs Scholarship program for diocesan employees.

Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral

A specialized institute of the University offering lay leadership, catechetical leadership, deacon formation and ongoing formation for the Hispanic Community in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Feehan Memorial Library and McEssy Theological Resource Center

One of the nation’s great research libraries specializing in theology, canon law, and patristics.  Home of the University Museum and the Special Exhibitions Gallery.