The University of Dallas School of Ministry will be recognized nationally for its excellence as a leading Catholic program in ministry.
The mission of the School of Ministry is to provide Theological Education for Transformative Service.
School of Ministry students, immersed in the Catholic theological tradition, develop critical skills for theological reflection and receive high quality education and formation that is necessary for personal growth, professional ministry, and transformative service to the Catholic Church, the broader Christian community, and the wider world. The School of Ministry offers practice-oriented programs of theological studies and pastoral ministry including degrees, certificates, conferences, ongoing seminars, lectures, and continuing education.
The mission of the undergraduate program is to give students the benefits of a liberal education while at the same time preparing them for pastoral ministry in the Church, in accord with the standards set by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation (USCCB/CCA), and the National Certification Standards for Pastoral Ministers. The mission of the graduate program is to offer practice-oriented theological education specific to a wide variety of ministries within and outside the Church, in accord with the USCCB/CCA standards for lay ecclesial ministers. The mission of the continuing education programs is to give adults that theological education and formation that is necessary for an academically credible faith life in the context of the modern world.
--from 2011-2012 University of Dallas bulletin