University of Dallas

The University of Dallas (UD) is a private, Catholic university located in Irving, Texas. Through the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, the university offers master's degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Finance, Global Business and Information & Technology Management.

  • Average Tuition USD 37,500
  • Acceptance Rate 66%
  • Students 2,357
  • International Students 200%
  • Total Cost USD 44,830
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 17:1

School Description

Opened in 1956 through the stimulus of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur and a group of dedicated lay people in partnership with the Diocese of Dallas, the University of Dallas is a Catholic institution welcoming students of all faiths. Offering a comprehensive list of bachelor's, master's, doctoral and continuing education programs, the university attracts highly motivated students from throughout the nation and the world.

UD currently enrolls more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students from across the U.S. and the world. The university has been consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities and enjoys a spot in the list of the top 10 Catholic colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 15 Catholic colleges nationwide by Forbes. UD’s summer programs for gifted high school students are ranked in the top 20 in the nation.

Located in Irving, a city of over 200,000 with six global Fortune 500 headquarters, the university’s campus is an oasis in the middle of the vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) metro area. Downtown Dallas is 15 minutes away, and DFW International Airport is also approximately 15 minutes away and reachable by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system; UD has its own stop. Campus facilities include the award-winning Church of the Incarnation, the J.M. Haggar University Center, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library, seven residence halls, student apartments, and the Maher Athletic Center, which houses 14 men’s and women’s NCAA III varsity sports.

Master Programs

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Accounting

    USD 41,250 Tuition Fee

    Emphasizing principled leadership, this 33-credit-hour program provides accounting professionals with the foundation necessary to excel in today’s financial environment that compels high quality reporting and transparency. Accounting is an essential element of all companies, across industries. Designed to help accounting professionals navigate challenges in this dynamic profession, the program covers topics including financial accounting, auditing, ethics and taxation among others. Upon graduation students are prepared to sit for the CPA exam and begin a career in public accounting in fields such as assurance, taxation, consulting or forensic accounting. Others will choose career paths in business or industry in areas such as financial reporting, managerial accounting, financial analysis or treasury functions.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    American Studies

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    Customize a program of study integrating American literature, politics and history, and investigate the authentic understanding of human nature, political order and justice shared by America's founders. Gain distinctive preparation for a career in teaching, public policy or research.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Art (MFA)

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    The graduate program in studio art seeks to provide the self-motivated student with the tools needed to meet the demands required of the professional working artist.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 37,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Business Analytics

    USD 37,500 Tuition Fee

    The MS in Business Analytics is a 30-credit-hour degree program that prepares results-driven individuals to influence strategy, processes and decision-making by exploring relationships through data analysis.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Catechetical Ministry

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    The master's degree and graduate certificate in catechetical ministry are specifically designed for those who would like to serve as directors of adult formation, parish catechetical leaders or directors of children's formation, directors of RCIA, Catholic school teachers or administrators.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Classical Education

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Classics

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Cybersecurity

    USD 37,500 Tuition Fee

    Due to increasing and persistent cyber attacks, there is a demand for cybersecurity professionals with a deep understanding of the complexities in protecting and defending infrastructures and networks. This 30-credit-hour program provides an in-depth education with a leadership and ethics focus. Going beyond programming and network administration, the cybersecurity master’s program covers the critical topics facing organizations today, including data protection, legal and compliance, operational and strategic Cybersecurity management, penetration testing, and digital forensics. Students who complete this degree often pursue careers in areas such as threat analysis, cyber defense, network security, penetration testing and digital forensics. 

    This program is a STEM-designated degree program which qualifies international graduates for an optional practical training (OPT) extension of 24 months.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    English

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Finance

    USD 37,500 Tuition Fee

    This 30-credit-hour program equips professionals with an intensive education in investments and corporate finance. Finance students gain the knowledge that can help them identify and measure financial risk, develop strategies to mitigate it, and assess a company’s financial strategy and decisions. The program equips professionals with an intensive education in investments, corporate finance, accounting, business analytics, ethics, and sustainability. Graduates of the master’s of finance program are well prepared for careers in finance including investment professionals, security analysis and portfolio management, corporate financial management and financial advising. The University of Dallas finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program and prepares students to take the CFA Level 1 exam and seek to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Global Business

    USD 37,500 Tuition Fee

    Responding to the growth of the global marketplace, students in this 30-credit-hour program are prepared with a deep understanding of international business complexities, and will develop intercultural competencies needed to succeed across markets. As the business world becomes increasingly fast-paced and interconnected, it is critical that business leaders develop the necessary skills to manage in a global environment. Students will be equipped with an education in analytics, strategy, finance, marketing and supply chain management concentrated in the global arena. Careers in this dynamic field include international management consultant, import/export agent, cultural advisor and management analyst.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Humanities

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Information & Technology Management

    USD 37,500 Tuition Fee

    As information technology continues to evolve and expand, IT professionals with both technical and management expertise will be highly sought after. Students in this 30-credit-hour program will increase their technology and business aptitude as they prepare to become leaders in information technology. Designed for IT professionals seeking to pursue leadership positions, the program equips students with an intensive education in enterprise architecture, strategy and governance, project management, business analytics, ethics, and sustainability. Graduates are well prepared for careers as project managers, information systems managers, systems software managers and chief information officer. After completing the two required project management courses, students will be prepared to take the Project Management Institute’s Certified Associated Project Manager or the Project Manager Professional certification exams.

    This program is a STEM-designated degree program which qualifies international graduates for an optional practical training (OPT) extension of 24 months.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Leadership

    USD 37,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Pastoral Ministry

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Politics

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Psychology

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Teaching

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Theological Studies (MTS)

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

  • University of Dallas
    1845 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, United States

    Theology

    USD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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  • SchoolApply Ranking 258
  • Forbes (USA) 225

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Average SAT Score 1780

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    Federal, state, institutional, and private fund(s) are used to assist eligible students in funding their education. Financial aid can be a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, waivers, and student employment. Scholarships and grants are considered “free money” that the student is not required to repay; however, loans and student employment are considered self-help aid. Most loans require repayment when a student becomes enrolled less than half time or graduates. Student employment includes both work-study positions and part-time employment positions, either on- or off-campus.

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          • 2011-2013, Master of Business Administration - MBA

            It was a long pending dream to join MBA program, but due to factors like cost, institution brand and time were not in perfectly aligned to join any university. Finally my search came to an end after finding University of Dallas and it was a good bet for my MBA program. To gold plate the MBA program, industry experienced professors teach the subjects. Finally the touch down was priceless with great knowledge and experience.

          • 2002-2004, B. A.

            I grew up in Seattle, Washington and I have never regretted traveling to Texas to attend the University of Dallas. In my opinion, it is the best school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the best Catholic school in the South, the strongest Rome Program of any American university, and it provides its students with an education that rivals any in the country. My studies at UD trained me well for my career as an attorney. And its graduate school entrance rates demonstrate that the University of Dallas prepares its students extremely well for most post-graduate programs. Attending this little gem in the heart of Texas was one of the best decisions of my life.

          • 1997-1998, Master of Business Administration - MBA

            If you would like to have the hands on experience along with the knowledge, this is the best University to earn your MBA degree. Professors are great and very knowledgeable. When you graduate, you are ready to advance in your career.