Our Mission: Theological Education for Transformative Service
Ministry students, immersed in the Catholic theological tradition, develop critical
skills for theological reflection and receive high quality education and formation
that is necessary for personal growth, professional ministry, and transformative service
to the Catholic Church, the broader Christian community, and the wider world. The
Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry offers practice-oriented programs of theological
studies and pastoral ministry including degrees, certificates, conferences, ongoing
seminars, lectures, and continuing education.
Undergraduate Program Mission
The mission of the undergraduate program is to give students the benefits of a liberal
education while at the same time preparing them for pastoral ministry in the Church,
in accord with the standards set by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission
on Certification and Accreditation (USCCB/CCA), and the National Certification Standards
for Pastoral Ministers.
Graduate Programs Mission
The graduate programs offer practice-oriented theological education specific to a
wide variety of ministries within and outside the Church, in accord with the USCCB/CCA
standards for lay ecclesial ministers.
Continuing Education Mission
The continuing education programs give adults the theological education and formation
that is necessary for an academically credible faith life in the context of the modern
The University of Dallas Neuhoff School of Ministry will be recognized nationally
for its excellence as a leading Catholic program in ministry.
University of Dallas prepares leaders for transformative ministry.
- Teaching faculty have decades-long experience in pastoral ministry and have distinguished themselves
with the highest degrees from prestigious academic institutions.
- Prizing the transformative work of our ministry graduates to culture at large, the
university has recently lowered the cost of graduate tuition by over 20%.
- With over 20+ years of theological education experience, School of Ministry has grown
a network of collaborative partnerships with various dioceses and national and international Catholic organizations.
- Both online and onsite classes foster a unique level of communication and community among students,
who support, challenge and illuminate one another at every turn.
- Internships, practicums and capstone projects are available for all fields of study,
giving students ample opportunity to gain hands-on experience or carry out independent
research on matters of pastoral and ministerial import to the Church.
- The university's picturesque Rome Campus in the quiet of the Alban foothills provides a unique opportunity for students to
integrate the enrichment of international study and immersion in the Catholic history
and culture of Rome with an intense community building atmosphere, all within the
contours of our graduate curriculum.