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University of Dallas

   Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff Institute for Ministry and Evangelization


The Theology program at the University of Dallas has features that distinguish it from other programs.  For example, in their study of theology, UD students read primary theological texts rather than summaries in textbooks.  The theological texts read are foundational to western theological tradition and include such works as the Bible, Augustine’s Confessions, the Summa of Thomas Aquinas, and Dei Verbum from the Second Vatican Council.

This engagement with primary and classic writings begins in two courses of the UD core, Understanding the Bible and Western Theological Tradition.  All UD undergraduates take these courses which provide the foundation for further theological study. Beyond these Core courses, undergraduate majors in theology also take courses in Systematic Theology, Moral theology, the Old and New Testaments, and elective courses.  Theology majors also write a senior thesis and take comprehensive exams in their senior year.

The Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization offers practice-oriented programs of theological studies and pastoral ministry including degrees, certificates, conferences, ongoing seminars, lectures, and continuing education. The Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization students, immersed in the Catholic theological tradition, develop critical skills for theological reflection and receive high quality  education and formation that fosters personal growth, professional ministry, and transformative service to the Catholic Church, the broader Christian community, and the wider world.

Mission Statement

The University of Dallas is dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, of truth, and of virtue as the proper and primary ends of education. The University seeks to educate its students so they may develop the intellectual and moral virtues, prepare themselves for life and work in a problematic and changing world, and become leaders able to act responsibly for their own good and for the good of their family, community, country, and church.

Qualifying Programs for NACC Certification

The following programs satisfy the academic prerequisites for initial certification.

Board Certified Chaplain (BCC, BCC-VA)

Certified Associate Chaplain (CAC)


Nadia Madise
Admissions Counselor, Students with last names A – I
Phone: 972-721-4143
Email: [email protected]

Jessica Luna
Admissions Counselor, Students with last names J – R
Phone: 972-721-5174
Email: [email protected]

Oscar Carranza
Admissions Counselor
Students with last names S – Z
Phone: 972-721-5105
Email: [email protected]

Lucy Gutierrez-Olvera
Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization
Registration and Enrollment Manager, Continuing Education
Email: [email protected]