Ministry Admissions

Ready to take the next step? 

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in becoming part of the Neuhoff School of Ministry. Students may register for a continuing education program or apply for admission for a degree-granting program at any time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the admissions requirements or application process. 

The application process is the same for both in-person and online graduate students.

Graduate Programs & Certificates 

For those interested in pursuing a master's degree or certificate in catechetical ministry, catholic school leadership, pastoral ministry or theological studies, please review our graduate application process. If you would like to set up a visit to campus or speak with an admissions counselor, professor or student, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

For those who wish to enroll in graduate-level courses but are not seeking a degree, please submit the non-degree seeking application and copies of all transcripts. Non-degree seeking students should be over the age of 21 and should have previously completed an undergraduate degree. 


Please note that undergraduate pastoral ministry major applicants must be accepted by the University of Dallas for admission. Please visit the Undergraduate Admissions page to apply.

Continuing Education 

If you’re interested in registering for the Catholic Biblical School, Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, an Adult Faith Formation Program, or any of our other noncredit courses of study, please visit the Continuing Education registration page.

Programas en Español

Varios programas están disponibles en español: La Escuela Bíblica Católica, El Certificado en Teología Pastoral, y otros, como Teología del Cuerpo, María a Través de los Siglos y Ministerio Intercultural. Regístrese >>   

Online Education

The Neuhoff School of Ministry at the University of Dallas has been offering online education since 2005. We were recently named the #1 Online Theology Master's Degree Program by, which provides an in-depth ranking of degree programs in colleges and universities throughout the country. 

Disclosure Statement: 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.


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Master of Theological Studies

A program designed for students who want to understand the Catholic theological tradition and its practical implications for life and ministry. Concentrations in Biblical Studies and Catholic Secondary School Teaching are available. Offered in person and online.

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Master of Catechetical Ministry

A hands-on practical degree for those who would like to serve as parish catechetical leaders. The curriculum combines classroom learning with one-on-one mentoring from a professional minister paired with each student.

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Master of Pastoral Ministry

A program for those interested in serving the diverse pastoral needs of the church, their communities and the world. Concentrations are offered in campus ministry, church management, health care ministry and youth ministry.

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Graduate Certificates

The School of Ministry offers four graduate certificate programs designed to add depth and focus to ministerial skills and theological knowledge. Certificate programs are tailored to the needs and aspirations of each student.

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