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Rankings and Points of Pride

A Pioneer in Education for the Working Professional

Throughout our 60-year history, we’ve built an international reputation for preparing students to become ethical leaders whose management skills are unmatched in the workplace. From our unparalleled faculty who are practitioners in their fields to flexible classes and convenient DFW location, learn more about what sets us apart.

The Univeristy of Dallas' facts and awards include the following: 741 graduate students
16 students: average class size
82% of UD business students are working professionals
Dallas/Fort Worth is ranked by Forbes as the Best Big City for Jobs in 2017
Average salary upon graduation: $88,938
average work experience: 7.6 years
33,000 alumni worldwide
average age: 33 years old
90% employment within 3 months of graduation
22% international students
45 countries represented
28 states represented
Accredited by AACSB, one of the highest standards of educational excellence.

 

Successful Students and Alumni

We consider the accomplishments of our students and alumni the highest honor of a practiced-based institution. Hearing about how our alumni are able to attribute the knowledge gained at the University of Dallas to the achievements of their personal and professional dreams is what makes us most proud.

 

Chris HeadshotEven before graduating, I was approached by companies about job opportunities in cybersecurity simply because they understood that the rigor of the program prepares you for the fast-paced information security industry. Chris Russell, MS ’16, Cybersecurity; Network Security Consultant, Critical Start

Irvin Ashford Headshot In my role at Comerica Bank and in life, I have the constant opportunity to help people be successful. I use my MBA every day when I mentor small business professionals and entrepreneurs. - Irvin Ashford, MBA ’00; Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, & Director of Community Development and External Affairs, Comerica Bank
Judy Davis HeadshotI wanted to position myself so nobody could ever say I couldn't do something because I didn't have the appropriate credentials. I couldn't be here without my MBA from the University of Dallas.- Judy Davis, MBA ’78; Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Shawn Irving HeadshotAs a working professional interested in pursuing my master’s degree, it was imperative to find a flexible program with a great reputation and an engaging learning experience. Shawn Irving, MBA ’01; Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, The Michaels Companies
Irving Ashford HeadshotI’ve found that I’m able to approach challenges that come up more objectively and to delegate tasks more effectively, offering my team more opportunities to develop their own skills.- Tony Lenhoff, MBA ’17; Internal Audit Director, Tuesday Morning
Richard Hunter HeadshotThe University of Dallas has a great reputation. Most faculty members work in the field they instruct in, which was a big selling point for me.- Richard Hunter, MBA ’17; Gallery Director, Great American West Gallery
Chris Campbell HeadshotI pursued my degree at UD because of the flexibility of the program and the focused curriculum around finance, both on the corporate and the investment sides.- Chris Campbell, MS ’17, Finance; Vice President & Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Irving Prengler HeadshotMy favorite experience was connecting with people in other industries. I dealt with professionals in medicine every day, but at UD there were many students in telecommunications and other industries who I had the opportunity to network with.- Irving Prengler, MBA ’00; Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President, Baylor Scott & White Health, North Division
Juana Lazo Headshot“The professors are very enthusiastic about their fields, so they enjoy and even encourage in-depth classroom discussions. This leads to deep connections not only with the concepts you're learning but in personal networking relationships once class is over.- Juana Lazo, MBA student; Administrator/Talent Manager, Viscosity North America

Rankings and Recognition

   

National Security Agency

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
The University of Dallas cybersecurity program is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

College of Distinction

College of Distinction: Business
Colleges of Distinction
Nationally recognized by education professionals as an institution providing innovative, engaged experiences that prepare students for successful careers, active citizenship and lifelong learning.

Premier Global DBA Program

2020 Premier Global DBA Program  
CEO Magazine
Based on accreditation, quality of faculty, geography and international standing, CEO Magazine listed the University of Dallas’ Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program as one of the premier DBA programs in the world.

Best Online MBA Programs for Engineers

No. 17 | Best Online MBA Programs for Engineers, 2020
The University of Dallas makes an online MBA available at the University of Dallas. Accounting, Business Analytics, Technology Management, Global Business, Finance, Cybersecurity, and Supply Chain Management are concentrations graduate students can choose from within this 100% distance degree in business. The price of this distance degree comes in at under $40,000. The AACSB International grants the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business its fantastic business accreditation. While many business schools across the nation require incoming students to submit their admissions offices with a GMAT or GRE test score, the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas permits students to waive this admissions requirement at the acceptance process. Graduate students pursuing the 100% online degree without a chosen concentration may do so by registering for just ten three-hour courses. Business students interested in an emphasis will add four courses worth a total of twelve credits to their program.    

Best Online MBA Programs for International Students

No. 17 | Best Online MBA Programs for International Students, 2020
The University of Dallas makes an online MBA available at the University of Dallas. Accounting, Business Analytics, Technology Management, Global Business, Finance, Cybersecurity, and Supply Chain Management are concentrations graduate students can choose from within this 100% distance degree in business. The price of this distance degree comes in at under $40,000. The AACSB International grants the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business its fantastic business accreditation. While many business schools across the nation require incoming students to submit their admissions offices with a GMAT or GRE test score, the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas permits students to waive this admissions requirement at the acceptance process. Graduate students pursuing the 100% online degree without a chosen concentration may do so by registering for just ten three-hour courses. Business students interested in an emphasis will add four courses worth a total of twelve credits to their program.    

Best Master's in Internet Security Programs

No. 1 in Texas, No. 16 Overall | Best Master's in Internet Security Programs,  2019
OnlineMasters.com
Ranked No. 16 nationally, the program was deemed the "Most Comprehensive" program for covering several topics including digital forensics and network defense and giving students a well-rounded skill set for future career advancement.

Best Online MBA

No. 18 | 50 Best MBA Programs, 2019
CollegeConsensus.com
The University of Dallas ranked 18th among the 50 best online MBA programs that do not require a GMAT. Through innovative online study and expert faculty, students learn advanced communication, presentation, and management skills.

Best Online Master's

No. 19 | Best Online Master's in Business Administration, 2019
BestColleges.com
Standing out for the low student-to-faculty ratio and ability to attract students who enjoy individualized assistance within their academic program, Best Colleges selected UD as no. 19 nationally.

The Best Online MBA Degree Programs, 2019

No. 17 | The Best Online MBA Degree Programs, 2019
OnlineMasters.com
Ranked 17th among the nation for the best online MBA programs that do not require a GMAT, the University of Dallas was recognized as the best program for IT careers. Our program prepares graduates to excel in careers such as chief information officers, computer systems analysts and more.   

The Best Online MBA in Finance Degree Programs, 2019

No. 29 | The Best Online MBA in Finance Degree Programs, 2019
OnlineMasters.com
The University of Dallas ranked 29th among the 48 best online MBA in Finance degree programs in the nation and earned the title of "The Best School for Working Students." The flexible online coursework allows students to earn their MBA while continuing to work and advance in their careers. 

Premier Global DBA Program

2019 Premier Global DBA Program  
CEO Magazine
Based on accreditation, quality of faculty, geography and international standing, CEO Magazine listed the University of Dallas’ Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program as one of the premier DBA programs in the world.

Best Online Master's in Cybersecurity Programs

No. 1 in Texas, No. 6 Overall | Best Online Master's in Cybersecurity Programs, 2019
BestColleges.com
Noted for its designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, UD's Cybersecurity program was ranked No. 6 nationally. 

Information Technology

Top 50 | The 50 Best Online Master's in Information Technology Programs, 2019
TheBestSchools.org
Based on the quality of the program and the types of classes offered, the University of Dallas information technology program ranked in the top 50 programs in the nation. The university's MBA in information and technology management program teaches students the business and technology skills they need to become IT directors, chief information security officers, and chief technology officers. 

Top Online MBA Programs in Texas

No. 25 | Top Online MBA Programs in Texas, 2018
Online MBA Today
Recognized as a leader in online education, the University of Dallas continues to exceed the standards for teaching excellence. Ranked for it's affordability and accreditations by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), our online MBA received recognition among the state’s most elite programs.

Top 20 Online MBA Programs in Cybersecurity

No. 1 in Texas | Top 20 Online MBA Degrees in Cybersecurity, 2016, 2017, 2018
Online MBA Today
In the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity, this ranking places UD as the No. 1 cybersecurity program in Texas. The highly accredited and flexible cybersecurity program is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Master's Program Guide

No. 1 in Texas, No. 26 Overall | 50 Best Online Master of Cybersecurity Degree Programs, 2018
Master's Programs Guide
Master's Programs Guide determined several elements that helped each cyber programs stand out in this ranking, including recognition as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Cyber Security Degrees

No. 1 in Texas, No. 15 Overall |  The 25 Best Online Graduate Certificates in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, 2017, 2018
Cybersecurity Degrees
As the threat of cyber attacks looms ever larger, both the federal government and private organizations will need to employ cybersecurity professionals that have been properly trained. This ranking, based on academic quality, return on investment and student satisfaction includes some of the fastest, most substantial cybersecurity certificate programs that exist. 

Premier Global DBA Program

2018 Premier Global DBA Program  
CEO Magazine
Based on accreditation, quality of faculty, geography and international standing, CEO Magazine listed the University of Dallas’ Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program as one of the premier DBA programs in the world.

The Best Colleges' Top Online Master's in Information Systems Security

No. 6 | Top Online Master's in Information Systems (Cyber) Security, 2018
TheBestColleges.org
Ranked sixth in the nation, the cybersecurity program at University of Dallas was selected to The Best Colleges' list of the "Top 25 Online Master's in Information Systems Security Programs for 2018." The program's convenient and flexible formats and recognition by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security helped the University of Dallas garner a spot on this prestigious list.

The 50 Best Online Master’s in Cyber Crime Programs

Top 50 | The 50 Best Online Master’s in Cyber Crime Programs, 2018
TheBestSchools.org
Based on the cyber practicum and cybersecurity advisory board, UD's Cyber program ranked in the top 50 for "Best Online Master’s in Cyber Crime Programs." UD’s cybersecurity advisory board comprises experts in the field who have worked in the private and public sectors. In addition, the cyber practicum course allows students to complete a simulation in a cybersecurity management role.

    The Best Masters in Accounting Programs 2018

No. 4 in Texas, No. 46 Overall | Best Master's in Accounting Programs, 2018
Best Value Schools
Selected for the program's flexibility and emphasis on principled leadership, Best Value Schools named the University of Dallas one of the “Best Master's in Accounting Programs.” This national ranking is based on tuition costs, graduation rate and date to finish, as well as student satisfaction, convenience, job placement, quality of education and flexibility for working adults.

Best Catholic Colleges of 2018

College Consensus
Best Catholic Colleges of 2018
The College Consensus ranking of the Best Catholic Colleges & Universities combines the rankings of nationally and internationally cited publishers like the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report.

Best Cyber Security Degrees in Dallas

No. 1 |  Best Cybersecurity Colleges in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2017
Universities.com
Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of data from government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews and editorial review. The cybersecurity program at University of Dallas was selected as the top cybersecurity program in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Premier Global DBA Program

2017 Premier Global DBA Program  
CEO Magazine
Based on accreditation, quality of faculty, geography and international standing, CEO Magazine listed the University of Dallas’ Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program as one of the premier DBA programs in the world.

 

 

 

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UD Announces Last Crowley Chamber Trio Concert of the Season

The last Crowley Chamber Trio concert of the season will be on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at the Museum of Biblical Art at 7:30 p.m.

The Crowley Chamber Trio is composed of University of Dallas faculty members Kristin Van Cleve, violin; Marie-Thaïs Oliver, cello; and Andrey Ponochevny, piano.

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