Application Checklist

Application Checklist 

Completed Online Application Form

Apply anytime using our online application form.

Please note that you must complete the application without closing your browser in order for it to be received correctly by the Neuhoff School of Ministry.

Nonrefundable Application Fee of $50

  • Online applications will receive a discounted application fee of $25, payable via credit card at the end of the online application.
  • Paper applications will be charged a $50 fee (payable by check only).
  • Applications received without the fee will not be reviewed.

Official Transcripts from Colleges/ Universities Attended

  • An official transcript must be received directly from every institution attended, even if no credit was earned.
  • Transcripts issued to students are not considered official and will not be accepted.
  • Transcripts from international schools must be submitted to Transcripts Research for evaluation and/or translation. For more information about submitting your international transcripts, visit

Three Letters of Recommendation

A completed recommendation form and a personal letter should be submitted by each of the following:

  • A pastor
  • A professor or employer
  • A lay leader who has taught or worked with the applicant in a ministerial context; Letters from relatives or friends will not be accepted.

Letters of recommendation can be sent via email to or mailed to:

University of Dallas
Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry
1845 East Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062

Three Brief Essays and Resume

Applicants must submit the following essays using this Graduate Application Essays and Resume Form.

  • Theological reflection essay (500 words) on a short reading selection
  • Autobiographical essay (500 words)
  • Statement of goals and objectives (500 words)
  • Resume

Reference the online form for details about each short essay.

Read this Online Education Disclosure Statement

Any student outside the state of Texas interested in our online classes and programs must read our UD Online Learning Disclosure and check with their state about authorization or licensure.


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