Named after one of our early benefactors, the Constantin College of Liberal Arts offers
undergraduate degrees in the arts, humanities, liberal arts and sciences. It is the
largest college at UD, featuring 30 majors and nearly as many undergraduate concentrations.
Established in 1966 as the Graduate School of Management (GSM), the College of Business
was created in 2003 from the merger of the former GSM and the growing undergraduate
business program. The college was renamed in 2013 to the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College
of Business. All of UD’s business programs are accredited by AACSB and has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security
Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security for Cybersecurity. The College
offers Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Master of Business Administration
(MBA), and Master of Science (MS) degrees in accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity,
cyber intelligence, finance, financial analytics, information & technology management,
and a Bachelor of Arts in business degree.
Established in 1966 with a grant from the Blakley-Braniff Foundation, the Braniff
Graduate School offers graduate degrees in American studies, classics, classical education,
English and literature, fine arts, humanities, leadership philosophy, politics, psychology
and theology. It also offers the Catholic Teacher Certificate, certifying distinctive
preparation for teaching in Catholic schools, and is home to the Institute of Philosophic
Studies, the doctoral-degree-granting entity of the University of Dallas Braniff Graduate
The Neuhoff School of Ministry is the graduate school of theological studies and pastoral
ministry at the University of Dallas, offering master’s degrees in theological studies,
pastoral ministry and catechetical ministry. In addition, the school offers a wide
range of continuing education programs for adults interested in in-depth exploration
of their faith as well as deacon formation programs in both English and Spanish. The
Neuhoff School of Ministry also hosts the annual Dallas Ministry Conference, an event
attended by thousands of ordained and lay people from around the world.
For University of Dallas parents Brian and Maria Dean, dedicating one’s life to the study of philosophy and the everlasting truths of the human person is not simply a worthy endeavor for the sake of one’s own right formation, nor should it be pursued just to properly train the next generation of teachers.
“No one is more deserving of a scholarship in her name than Sybil Novinski,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, at the ceremony celebrating the Sybil Novinski Scholarship Fund endowed by Eileen McPherson Meinert, BA ’83, and her husband, David Meinert. “This is something that many alumni, faculty and administrators have talked about, and this is a great day because we get to honor someone who’s meant so much to so many.”
In September, the U.S. Air Force awarded the University of Dallas and Cerium Labs a $500,000 STTR Phase II contract to develop a "Silicon Nitride Seal for Thermal Barrier Coating in Gas Turbines for Extended Engine Life.” Affiliate Research Assistant Professor of Physics Will Flanagan, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ellen Steinmiller, Ph.D., are co-principal investigators on the project. This award builds on a smaller $50,000 Phase I award earlier this year. UD’s portion of the award is $150,000.