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Ministry Application Process

Check Admission Requirements

       Meet Admission Requirements: The following criteria must be met for admission to graduate degree                         and certificate programs offered by the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts:

  • 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 seeking consideration for the Master of Catholic School Leadership must also meet the following criteria:

  • Two (2) years of teaching experience.
  • A letter of recommendation from a supervisor. 

Ready to apply?

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Pay the $25 application fee (non-refundable)
  3. Provide the appropriate application documents:
  • Submit contact information for three (3) references:

1) Pastor (or spiritual director),

2) Employer/Professor, and

3) Lay Leader

Note: An electronic recommendation form will be sent via the contact information provided.

  • Submit your official transcripts for all regionally accredited colleges/universities attended. You may also upload your unofficial transcripts, if granted admission, official transcripts will be required before you can register for classes.
  • Submit your professional resumeRequired for Catholic School Leadership program.
  • Submit a Theological Reflection Essay

Read the USCCB’s Called and Gifted for the Third Millennium and answer one (1) of the following questions:

1) Of the four “calls” identified in “Called and Gifted for the Third Millennium,” choose one on which to reflect. Describe that call in your own words and from your own experience. Where do you see evidence that this call is being expressed in parish life?

2) Consider the various challenges for the future named in the document. What is one you find especially pertinent to your own situation, talents, spirituality, passions, etc.? What are some specific ways you would propose meeting that challenge? What challenge would you add, if any, in light of the Church today?  

Applicants with International Transcripts

  • Request an approved international transcript evaluation from Transcript Research, SpanTran, or WES to be sent directly from the evaluation company. Specific instructions regarding the International Transcript Evaluation process can be found here

International Visa Holder Applicants without a conferred U.S. degree

  • Applicants without a conferred degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language by receiving a score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL IBT test.
  • Applicants are required to request that official test score reports be sent directly from the testing agency to the University of Dallas, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts. 

Official test scores (school code 6868) and US official transcripts can be sent to: 

ministry@udallas.edu

or

University of Dallas

Braniff School of Liberal Arts Ministry Graduate Programs

1845 E. Northgate Drive

Irving, TX 75062

Plan to attend on an F1 visa?

Click here for more information about attending the University of Dallas on an F-1 Visa.

What happens next?

Once we receive all of your application documents, our admissions committee will review your materials.

(Note: The University of Dallas undergraduate program, Braniff Liberal Arts, and College of Business all have their own admission process. Visit the University of Dallas Admissions page to find your program.)

Financial Aid

You may be eligible to apply for tuition assistance: Learn more about your financial aid options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are GRE test scores required?

Ministry Graduate Programs in the Braniif School of Liberal Arts  does not require the GRE.

Are there special requirements for online (distance) learners?

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

Questions? Contact us!

If you have questions or need help with the application, contact our Braniff Ministry Graduate Programs at ministry@udallas.edu or 972-721-5105. We will be happy to help you!

 

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