Study the great works in the tradition of Western thought.
Cultivate your knowledge of the great works in the tradition of Western thought through
the humanities graduate program. A wide range of graduate courses are offered by various
departments of the University with the intention of giving you the opportunity to
pursue your interests in different fields without committing to earning a degree in
any one field alone, and to encourage the careful reading of a limited number of primary
Design your own personalized curriculum.
The humanities graduate program is flexible and encourages careful reading. Design
your own personalized curriculum around a core of three special courses devoted to
the reading of seminal works of western thought. To this core, add courses according
to your interests, either in one or two concentrations, or in one or two historical
periods for a deep and broad educational foundation.
Several courses can be completed online.
Over the past fifty years, the faculty of the University of Dallas have inspired generations
of teachers through their passion and profound knowledge of the classical tradition.
With rigorous liberal arts programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels,
UD’s faculty are among the most accomplished and experienced classical educators in the country.
In addition to offering concentrations in a variety of liberal arts disciplines, the
Braniff Graduate School offers a Concentration in Classical Education and a Certificate of Classical Learning for current or prospective teachers, for those seeking to become headmasters and for those who desire to pursue advanced graduate
studies while expanding their teaching skills.
The urgent task of philosophy in our day, according to the renowned German philosopher Martin Heidegger, is to relearn the art of seeing what is before us, argues Chad Engelland, director of the philosophy master's program, in his recently published book, "Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn."
Former university trustee Robert "Bob" J. Finegan, passed away last week on July 7, 2017, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be dearly missed and remembered as a courageous and kind spirit.
The University of Dallas has been included, once again, in the 2018 edition of the "Fiske Guide to Colleges," remaining the only Catholic college or university in the southwestern United States to receive such an honor.