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School of Ministry Application for Graduate Admission

To be considered for admission into the School of Ministry, an applicant must provide the following:

  1. A completed application form with date and signature (link on the right-hand side of this page). Please make sure you have all the information necessary to complete the form before you exit the browser (You may review the necessary materials on our paper application). If you exit the browser before completing the form, you will be unable to retrieve your data.
  2. A non-refundable fee of $50.00. Online applications will receive a discounted application fee of $25.00, payable via credit card at the end of the online application. Paper applications will be charged a $50.00 fee (payable by check only). Applications received without the fee will not be reviewed.
  3. Official transcripts sent directly to School of Ministry from each college or university attended by the applicant.
    • A transcript must be received from every institution attended, even if no credit was earned.
    • Transcripts issued to students are not considered official and will not be accepted.
    • Please note that there is an additional one-time fee of $175.00 for the evaluation of international transcripts. This fee may be paid by check or online.
  4. Three recommendation forms and letters of recommendation sent directly to School of Ministry.
    • One letter should be provided by each of the following: a pastor, a professor or employer, and a lay leader who has taught or worked with applicant in a ministerial context. Letters from relatives or friends will not be accepted.
    • Forms provided by School of Ministry should be used, available at the link on the right-hand side of this page. Both the recommendation form and a personal letter from each recommender must be received.
  5. Three brief essays. Details found at the link on the right-hand side of the page.
    • Theological reflection essay (500 words) on a short reading selection
    • Autobiographical essay (250 words)
    • Statement of goals and objectives (250 words)
  6. The following additional items are required for International students:
    • Demonstrate English language proficiency, normally by presenting an acceptable score of 80 (IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or by holding a degree from an accredited English language college or university.
    • See note above regarding international transcripts.
    • Proof of non-immigrant status (if currently residing in U.S.)
    • Copy of the front of Permanent Resident Card (if applicable or, if you have filed the I-485 for a green card, provide a copy of the USCIS Receipt Notice)
    • Confirmation of Financial Resources Form (F1 Visa holders only)
    • Bank statement (F1 Visa holders only)

For more information on International Student Services, please visit:


  Application Form

Application Essays

Recommendation Form


Applications to the School of Ministry are accepted at any time.  To ensure your application is reviewed for admission for a specific semester all items of an application should be received by these dates for the noted semester:

  • July 15 - Fall semester
  • Nov. 15 - Spring semester
  • April 15 - Summer semester

To be considered for financial aid, the following deadlines apply:

  • July 1 - Fall semester
  • Nov. 1 - Spring semester
  • April 1 - Summer semester


Any questions about the admissions procedures or any aspect of the application should be directed to the Coordinator of Graduate Enrollment and Student Services.

School of Ministry
University of Dallas
attn: Graduate Admission
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062-4736
Phone: 972-265-5814
Fax: 972-721-4076
Toll-Free: 888-447-4777


Online Education Disclosure: Any student outside the state of Texas interested in our online classes and programs must read our Online Learning Disclosure and check with their state about authorization or licensure.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs and activities. Any person alleging to have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may present a complaint to the Title IX coordinator. The Coordinator assists in an informal resolution of the complaint or guides the complainant to the appropriate individual or process for resolving the complaint.

Title IX Coordinator: The University has designated Janis Townsend, Director of Human Resources, as the Title IX Coordinator. Human Resources is located on the second floor of Carpenter Hall and the phone number is (972) 721-5382.

Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment: The University of Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Janis Townsend, Director of Human Resources – section 504/ADA Coordinator – Title IX Coordinator – Age Discrimination Act Coordinator – Office of Human Resources, Carpenter Hall 2nd Floor – 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX. 75062 – (972) 721-5382.

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