Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Renewing the Western heritage of Liberal Arts

The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts recalls its disciplines to first principles, serving both to refresh and enrich academic ideas and skills, as well as prepare graduates for a variety of careers.

Dialogue with a vibrant community of distinguished scholars.

Learn from engaging professors, dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom and cultural renewal as you pursue your master's degree or Ph.D.

Challenge, inform and expand your perspective on the world at large.

We believe in life-long learning and the continual cultivation of the intellect through educational opportunities like the Annual Aquinas Lecture and the Braniff Graduate Student Association Conference.

Choose from one of nine master’s degree programs ranging from fine art to psychology, pursue a Ph.D. in literature, politics or philosophy through the Institute of Philosophic Studies, or gain distinctive preparation in education through our programs for teachers.

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Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions

An exhibit of 50 hand-colored etchings from Chagall's "The Bible" series explores the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th Century and his lifelong fascination with the Bible. The exhibit begins February 4 and is made possible through the generosity of the Haggerty Family Foundation and Marquette University.

What is the Imagination?

What is the imagination? This great question has been wrestled with in a myriad ways throughout the Western intellectual tradition, whether it be by philosophers, poets, political theorists or psychologists. In the upcoming annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts (Jan. 26-27), the students and faculty of Braniff Graduate School will enter into this dialogue, discussing the role and function of the imagination from a whole host of perspectives and disciplines across the liberal arts.

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1.29.16 | 6:00 PM - 2nd Annual BGSA Conference 

The Braniff Graduate Student Association will hold the second annual Braniff Conference on the Liberal Arts featuring a keynote address by poet laureate of Virginia, Ron Smith. The theme for this year is philosophy & poetry. 

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