The CPM is an adult continuing education program designed in cooperation with the Diocese of Dallas to meet the formation needs of a variety of parish level ministers and to enable personal enrichment to adults seeking to enhance their personal faith life. While the program is principally designed for active parishioners and volunteer ministers, it may also be of value to professional ministers who do not have or are unable to pursue an academic degree in ministry.
All classes are taught by instructors who have at least a Master’s degree in Theological Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Catechetical Ministry or related field.
Classes are offered at a variety of days, times and locations. See the course schedule for details.
Registration opens May 1st and will remain open until the last session of the academic year. Registration for classes ends the first day of the class.
There is no limit to the number of classes taken.
Register online here prior to the first class session. Please complete all requested information.
Each class is $100. NIME currently has a partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Dallas in that a member of a parish in the diocese pays $50 of the $100 fee and the diocese pays the remainder of the fee. Registration begins May 1.
Yes. Signing up for six classes at one site is $550 for all six classes ($275 for Diocese of Dallas parishioners). Registration at this rate ends August 15.
When registering online as student can choose to pay by credit card or by check. If payment by credit card is chosen, the payment is made at the time of registration. If payment by check is made, a student will be emailed an invoice within 2 business days and then check payments are made at the University of Dallas Office of Finance in Carpenter Hall on the UD campus during regular business hours (8 am – 5 pm); You must have an invoice or student number in order to pay by check. CASH payments are NOT accepted. Payment must be received prior to the second class session or a student will not be allowed to attend class.
Classes are once a week for two (2) hours. Additional formats (e.g. weekend and summer intensives) will be available at a later date.
No – classes may be taken in any sequence. Some elective/concentration classes have recommended perquisites because they have foundational information that will assist the student in class.
A certificate is earned by completing a total of 18 classes – 12 core classes and 6 electives. Electives can be in a specific concentration or of a student’s choice. See the program requirements webpage for a list of concentrations and associated classes.
Yes, in order to get credit for a class a student must attend all five classes.
Yes, classes are capped at 40 students.
Yes. If there is insufficient enrollment the University of Dallas reserves the right to cancel a class. Refunds or credits will be given to anyone who has registered.
If you have registered for the annual course and the first session has already begun, there will be no refunds issued. Instead, there will be a credit of the missed CPM classes assigned to your account that must be used by the next academic year.
For individual five-week registrations, if the first class has already begun, there will be no refund issued. Instead, there will be a credit of one CPM class assigned to your account and must be used by the next academic year.
**Refunds will only be issued if you cancel your registration before classes have met.
Not at this time, although online course development is planned.
Contact Luz Gutierrez-Olvera Manager, Continuing Education at 972-721-4118.
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