"In the diocese of Dallas we are fortunate to have at our service the Catholic Biblical
School of the University of Dallas School of Ministry. So many times people seek a
Catholic Bible study. For them, I am glad to recommend the Catholic Biblical School."
-Rev. Kevin J. Farrell, Bishop of Dallas
Catholic Biblical School is a four year program of intensive study covering the entire
Bible, designed especially for deacons, religious education teachers, lectors, and
leaders of Bible study groups. Adults of all education levels are welcome. Learn how
to interpret the Bible in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church and
in light of modern Biblical scholarship. Integrate Bible study with prayer and Christian
living to cultivate a closer relationship with God's revealed word, and experience
fellowship with others who also hunger for a better understanding of the Sacred Scriptures.
Find the right program for you.
The program, which is split into 12 modules over 4 years, is designed to fit into
various schedules, with both online and onsite options. Courses are offered in both
English and Spanish.
Study onsite with CBS at UD
The Dallas - Fort Worth onsite program is meant for individuals in the DFW area who want to take their CBS courses at the
University of Dallas or another parish in the area. These classes meet for two hours
Study online with CBS worldwide
Our online courses are taught by acclaimed University of Dallas faculty known for
their serious, academic, and faith-filled work. Students engage with classmates through
online discussion boards and watch relevant lectures posted by professors. Class,
which is split into three 10-week modules, opens the week of September 6 and ends
the week of May 8. Online classes are held asynchronously.
Wondering what an lecture in an online Catholic Biblical School class is like? Watch
this video to see exactly what our online students see each week.
Register today! The course fee for each module is $255. If you register before the first module, you
have the option of registering for the entire year for a discounted rate of $620 (payment
has to be made by May 29). See the detailed course schedule and academic calendar.
Already registered? Visit the Student Resources pages for more details on the books needed for your course, how to order your books,
how to complete your summer assignment, and specific pages for your courses.
Escuela Bíblica Católica
The Escuela Bíblica Católica is the same curriculum of the Catholic Biblical School,
only taught in Spanish. It is offered throughout DFW and at several dioceses across
the U.S. in partnership with the Catholic Extension Society.
About the Courses
The Catholic Biblical School is split into 12 10-week modules over 4 years. Classes
begin in early September and end in May each year. The first two years of the CBS
program, focus on the biblical books that form the foundation of both the Old and
New Testaments. Years three and four of the program cover the remaining books of the
bible, emphasizing their contexts and principle themes. While starting at the beginning
of the four year cycle is encouraged, a student can join the program at any point.
Students completing the requirements of all four years of the Catholic Biblical School
program will receive a Certificate of Advanced Biblical Studies from the School of
In our current condition, with most of the U.S. sheltering in place and/or learning and working from our homes, it's hard to imagine that just 20 days ago, teachers and those aspiring to be teachers gathered together for the fourth annual Excellence in Education conference at the University of Dallas, organized, run and sponsored by UD's Education Department, but so they did, and so we will all do -- gather together, that is -- some day again.
Many of you have reached out to ask what you can do to help, and I am grateful for your generosity. In response, I have created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to immediately help UD students in this rapidly evolving situation.
As we find ourselves deprived of many things that we had taken for granted, we turn to Christ, who was stripped of everything: physical safety, companionship, worldly honor, even his clothing, and ultimately of life itself.