Partnerships

Theological Education for Transformative Service

As an integral part of the mission of the Neuhoff School of Ministry, we pride ourselves on the various collaborative partnerships we have developed over our 20+ years of service with dioceses and organizations across the nation to provide theological education for transformative service. Students at the School of Ministry are given access to these relationships as they pursue concrete opportunities to learn more about the needs of the Church, observe ongoing excellence in ministry, try out new skills and knowledge and consider ministerial careers. Some of these partnerships include:

Diocese of Dallas

We work closely with the Diocese of Dallas, given that it is the home diocese of the University of Dallas. For example, the undergraduate degree in pastoral ministry was established at the request of Bishop (now Cardinal) Kevin Farrell, and we provide the annual Dallas Ministry Conference for the diocese. We also offer various Continuing Education programs in the parishes including Deacon formation in both Spanish and English, Intercultural Ministry and the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry for all parish ministers. 

Diocese of Fort Worth

The Neuhoff School of Ministry has a close partnership with the Diocese of Fort Worth, much like that in the Diocese of Dallas. We provide Deacon Formation in Spanish for the diocese and have offered various Continuing Education programs in the parishes of Fort Worth.

Archdiocese of Atlanta

In partnership with the Archdiocese of Atlanta we provide our three-year, online Certificate of Pastoral Theology Program (CPT) in Spanish. Through this Spanish language program, over 150 students are receiving certification to become master catechists for this Archdiocese. In 2017, the Archdiocese of Atlanta was awarded the "New Wineskins Award" from the National Conference for Catechetical Ministry for this program, highlighting their collaboration with University of Dallas to equip well-trained Spanish language ministers. Watch our video about the program to learn more. 

Archdiocese of Seattle

As part of the Archdiocese of Seattle's Christifideles Laici Program, University of Dallas offers its graduate programs to leaders called to serve God’s people as competent, effective and certified ministers for youth & young adults, faith formation, RCIA, chaplaincy, outreach, administration, detention ministry, sacramental preparation, liturgy and other ministries. 

Association of Clinical and Pastoral Education

To successfully complete the MPM - Health Care Ministry degree, students must complete a practicum in hospital-based pastoral care, which is available in cooperation with local hospitals whose programs are accredited by the National Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

Catholic Extension Society

Along with the CES, we have provided the Catholic Biblical School in Spanish in the Dioceses of Knoxville, TN, Brownsville, TX, and Las Cruces, NM.

“A reputable ministry organization provides a service that complements anyone’s pursuit of advanced degree in ministry. As a result of UD’s collaboration, I was able to complete the degree with certificate courses in Helena, Montana. It’s difficult to find a university more willing to work with active ministers in their pursuit of higher education.”

- Doug Tooke, MPM ‘13, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, Diocese of Helena, Montana

Diocese of Beaumont

Hispanic ministry leaders—catechists, directors of religious education, lay pastoral ministers and those who serve the youth and marginalized have the opportunity to participate in the Certificate of Pastoral Theology Program in Spanish, Certificado en Teología Pastoral, online via Adobe Connect. Neuhoff School of Ministry is proud to offer the same rigorous faith formation taught onsite at University of Dallas in a way that now reaches beyond Dallas/Fort Worth to communities like the Hispanic leaders of the Diocese of Beaumont, TX. Discover more.

Diocese of Dodge City

All Dodge City Diocese members are welcome to participate in any of the Neuhoff School of Ministry's programs including the master of theological studies, master of catechetical ministry and master of pastoral ministry through our educational partnership

Diocese of Knoxville

Catholic Biblical School is at the heart of the Diocese of Knoxville's Hispanic evangelization. Graduates of the Escuela Bíblica Católica are going back to their parishes where they work with pastors and associate pastors in forming Bible study groups within the parishes' Hispanic congregations. Find out more. 

Diocese of Las Vegas

In the Diocese of Las Vegas, Neuhoff School of Ministry has offered several Certificate in Pastoral Ministry courses to train ministers in several different fields of service.

Diocese of Reno 

The Diocese of Reno has offered Catholic Biblical School to members of the diocese as a way to encourage in-depth scripture study for all. 

Diocese of Shreveport

In the Diocese of Shreveport, the School of Ministry has offered a variety of Adult Faith Formation Programs and provides the academic component of their Deacon Formation program. Read our Success Story.

Diocese of Tyler

In the Diocese of Tyler, the Neuhoff School of Ministry provides the academic component of the Deacon Formation program and the JPII Faith Formation program, a master of theological studies cohort program offered both online and onsite specifically for lay ecclesial ministers in their diocese. Read our Success Story. 

National Association for Lay Ministry

NALM is a professional organization that supports, educates and advocates for lay ministers and promotes the development of lay ministry in the Catholic Church.

National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) has been a leader in Catholic religious education in the United States since 1967. It is dedicated to bringing the teaching ministry of Jesus to every Catholic child, youth and adult.

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry participates in the mission of the Catholic Church by advocating for and supporting Catholic youth ministry on the national, diocesan, and local level.

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

St. Stephen's in Midland, TX has partnered with the University of Dallas to bring the Certificado en Teología Pastoral (Certificate in Pastoral Theology) to their Spanish speaking parishioners. Students learn foundational theological and pastoral concepts in a systematic and more rigorous way, to apply to their ministerial work as committed volunteers. 

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