The Braniff Graduate School offers three graduate programs with a variety of concentrations for students committed to pastoral service within the Catholic Church, their communities and the world at large. Students study the enduring motifs and seminal language of the Catholic tradition as found in the Biblical, doctrinal, sacramental, moral and practical dimensions of Catholic life; in short, the heart of the Catholic faith as professed, celebrated, lived and prayed in heroic pursuit of the Church's mission.
Courses are offered both in person at our Irving, Texas, and Rome, Italy, campuses or online from anywhere in the world. Our ministerial graduate program students and alumni hail from over 30 different states as well as Africa, Europe, Asia, Central and South America.
The Master of Theological Studies is designed to equip you for the pastoral application of theological knowledge. Combine a core curriculum with elective courses to concentrate your study on a particular topic of interest or a broad variety of subjects. The M.T.S. can also be completed entirely online.
The MTS can be completed with or without a concentration in Biblical Theology.
The Master of Pastoral Ministry program equips graduates with appropriate theological knowledge, pastoral skill, and spiritual depth to serve the diverse pastoral needs of the church. Concentrations in campus ministry, church management, healthcare ministry and youth ministry are available.
Specifically designed for those who would like to serve as parish catechetical leaders, the Master of Catechetical Ministry program combines structured coursework with pastoral skills and culminates in a capstone project. Every student in the Catechetical Ministry program takes a set of core courses as well as courses focused specifically on the principles of religious education.
The University of Dallas Master of Catholic School Leadership is designed to prepare you for leadership in Catholic education. Whether seeking to be a principal, president or administrator at the elementary, secondary or diocesan levels, you will deepen your knowledge of the Catholic tradition and gain practical, experience-based skills for leadership through the Master of Catholic School Leadership. This program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree, offered by the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts in conjunction with the Department of Education.
Deepen your understanding of theology to make a transformative impact on your ministry. Graduate certificates are comprised of 18 credit hours of course work and can be earned in Theological Studies, Pastoral Ministry or Catechetical Ministry. Please contact us for more information about graduate certificate programs.
Ranked the #1 Online Theology Master's Degree Program by TheBestSchools.org, the Braniff Graduate School offers the same comprehensive curriculum, rigorous coursework, pastoral application, and community of learning to online students. All core courses and the Master of Theological Studies can be completed entirely online. Find out more >
Graduates of the ministerial programs in Braniff Graduate School are prepared to serve within the Church as catechetical leaders, classroom teachers, youth ministers, pastoral care providers, formation mentors and pastoral administrators.
Our ministry program alumni serve at every level, from small rural parishes to large urban archdioceses, in university programs and national offices. They are parish catechetical leaders, directors of RCIA, campus minsters, hospital chaplains, young adult ministers, liturgists, prison chaplains, sacramental preparation coordinators, pastoral associates, family life directors, deacons, pastors, directors of diocesan and national offices and programs.
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