Admission Requirements

The following criteria must be met for admission to graduate degree and certificate programs offered by the Neuhoff School of Ministry:

All Applicants

All master's degree and graduate certificate applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • An aptitude for and interest in pastoral studies demonstrated by any one of the following:
      • An undergraduate degree in liberal arts, theology, or religious studies
      • Appropriate ministerial experience
      • Completion of a diocesan program of formation

Students who have deficiencies in their preparation may be admitted conditionally.  

  • Submission of a completed application

Master's Degree Applicants

Applicants who wish to pursue a master’s degree must also have obtained:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Students who have deficiencies in their preparation may be admitted conditionally.  

Note

Per Texas House Bill SB1107, the School of Ministry requires first-time, transfer or readmitted students under the age of 30 to provide the university with evidence of vaccination against bacterial meningitis.

Online Education Disclosure

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

Transfer Credit Policy

Upon approval of the Dean, a maximum of nine graduate credits can be transferred from other units of the university or from similar programs at regionally accredited institutions. At the time of application, the student must petition the Dean for the transfer of credit and supply the proper documentation and description of the courses for which credit is sought.  Ministry students seeking to take courses outside the Neuhoff School of Ministry must have written permission from the Dean in advance.  A minimum of 28 credits must be taken from courses within the Neuhoff School of Ministry.

 

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