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  • School of Ministry
    Catherine Hall
    1845 E Northgate Dr
    Irving, TX 75062
    Phone: 888-447-4777

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Message from the Dean

Dr. Mark Goodwin

Welcome to the website for the University of Dallas School of Ministry. The University of Dallas is a Catholic University in Irving, Texas, nationally recognized for its Core curriculum and liberal arts programs. As the Dean of the School of Ministry, I invite you to explore these webpages and learn about our pastoral ministry programs and our faculty, all of whom are highly skilled teachers dedicated to both the academic and spiritual formation of their students.

Our mission is to prepare women and men for pastoral service within the Catholic Church.  In accord with Ex Corde Ecclesiae, our programs offer instruction and formation "by which Catholic students can, in fulfillment of their baptism, be prepared for active participation in the life of the Church." (41).

There are three major academic programs in our School: its flagship graduate program on the master's degree level; its Catholic Biblical School which offers continuing education in both Spanish and English; and its undergraduate major in pastoral ministry.

I should also mention our annual ministry conference in October which is the only Catholic ministry conference in Dallas and Fort Worth. Every year it attracts thousands who come for enrichment in a variety of fields within pastoral ministry, including Catholic school education, liturgy, marriage and family, and social justice.

As our focus is on pastoral ministry, we are a member of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

I welcome you to explore the exciting opportunities available in our School.

Mark J. Goodwin


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