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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.
"I guess I'm a man for all seasons," said Irving City Councilman Al Zapanta, who was elected to the University of Dallas Board of Trustees on May 31. Zapanta has had, as he explained, three different, often overlapping careers: in the military, in the private sector, and in both federal and state government and politics.
Kate Palla, BA '10, gets to her office in Gulu, Uganda, by hailing any motorcycle driver who doesn't already have a passenger. "For 15 cents, they'll take you anywhere you want to go," she explained. "It's the least expensive Uber ever." Palla is the director of finance and operations for Cycle Connect, a high-growth asset-finance company based in Uganda.