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.
The Seminary and Graduate School provides the M.Div. program for priesthood candidates and D.Min. program for others in ministry.
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.
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.
The Archdiocese of Chicago’s program for the formation of deacons is an integral part of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.
The Institute for Lay Formation 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. It manages significant scholarship programs for laity preparing for ministry as well as the Critical Needs Scholarship program for diocesan employees.
Serving the continuing education needs of the Archdiocese of Chicago for priests, deacons, lay ministers, catechetical leaders, principals and Catholic school teachers.
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.
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.