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Deepen your faith, grow your ministry and transform the world, starting at the University of Dallas.

University of Dallas Neuhoff School of Ministry students, immersed in the Catholic theological tradition, receive practice-oriented theological education rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church. They develop critical skills for theological reflection and receive in-depth formation that fosters personal growth, professional ministry and transformative service to the Catholic Church, the broader Christian community and the wider world.  

Program Credits/ Duration Program Level Designed For
Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry 120 credits Undergraduate Students interested in pursuing a career in ministry.
Master of Catechetical Ministry 37 credits Graduate Those seeking to teach the faith in a school/ parish setting or to serve as parish catechetical leaders
Master of Catholic School Leadership 37 credits  Graduate Those seeking to prepare themselves for leadership in Catholic education at the elementary, secondary and district levels
Master of Pastoral Ministry 37 credits Graduate Those seeking to serve the diverse pastoral needs of the church, especially in the following concentrations: campus ministry, church management, health care ministry or youth ministry
Master of Theological Studies 37 credits Graduate Those seeking to gain advanced theological knowledge for practical application; Concentration in Biblical studies is available 
Graduate Certificates 18 credits Graduate

Those who have already earned a master’s degree or who wish to focus on a particular field but who are not currently interested in seeking an advanced degree

Catholic Biblical School 4 years Continuing Education Religious education leaders, deacons, lectors, leaders of Bible study groups and adults of all education levels seeking an intensive study covering the entire Bible; Also offered in Spanish.
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry 2-3 years Continuing Education Adult learners in the Diocese of Dallas seeking foundational theological and pastoral resources for professional or volunteer ministry; Also offered in Spanish.

Certificado en Teología Pastoral

3 años  Continuing Education  El programa de certificación en Teología Pastoral está diseñado para aquellas personas que quieren adquirir una solida educación teológica y pastoral, y así llegar a ser ministros laicos eficaces
Deacon Formation varies Continuing Education and/ or Graduate Candidates for the diaconate can pursue the academic component of their formation through the Master of Theological Studies program. This decision is made in consultation with the director of their diocese's permanent deacon formation program. 
Rome Study Tour 10-day tour Degree or Non-Degree Seeking Engage in stimulating and enlightening conversation, enhance your worldview, create lasting friendships and truly deepen your faith. Class lectures are combined with visits to the city to provide an awe-inspiring spiritual and intellectual experience. Evenings and weekends are free for your own exploration around Italy or enjoyment of campus amenities. 
Holy Land Study Tour 12-day tour Degree or Non-Degree Seeking This  journey is designed to provide a unique intellectual and spiritual experience, nourishing the mind, heart and spirit. Sites visited will be considered from biblical, theological, historical and archaeological perspectives, enabling a deep understanding of the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and the evolving ancient culture that shaped the lives of the great men and women of the Bible.
Teología del Cuerpo Dos Sesiones de 13 semanas  Educación Contínua 

Este curso está diseñado para líderes parroquiales, especialmente para aquéllos que ejercen su ministerio en las áreas de: Jóvenes Adultos, Adolescentes, Familia, Matrimonio y Planificación Natural de la Familia.



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Pursuing Her Vocation, Ministry Alumna Found UD

Debra Ricard, MPM ’20, already had a master’s degree when she decided to enter the master’s program at UD. With a B.A. in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s in architecture from the Catholic University of America, Ricard still did not feel she had found her vocation.

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University Community Remembers Joyful Sister, Alumna

Sister Mary Brian Bole, BA ’67, was joyful. Her joy and enthusiasm permeated everything she did, from teaching and administrating at numerous Catholic schools (including Bishop Dunne, the Highlands School and Nolan Catholic in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as schools in Louisiana and Mississippi), to working in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at UD, to delivering a paper at a political science convention in Hungary just a few years ago.

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