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.

Called to Teach

The University of Dallas has always understood that good teaching goes beyond the simple transfer of information and has the power to shape individual human lives and characters. And, by a conservative estimate, UD alumni will pass on the wisdom of a people to approximately 40,000 students this year at public, private and charter schools. That's an appropriate legacy and a sober responsibility for a school who aims to form its students in virtue so that they may lead and serve their communities. With more than 60 years of experience forming teachers, the university been hard at work on new ways to prepare teachers for work in this problematic and changing world.

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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. 

12.19.17 | 12:00pm - Brightspace Training

If you are still confused about how to properly use the replacement for ecollege as many of us are, feel free to come by this training session to learn the ins and outs of Brightspace.

1.24.18 (All day) - McDermott Lectureship

Featuring three of the most prominent voices in Catholic journalism Ross Douthat and Austen Ivereigh, who will discuss the modern papacy with moderator John Allen, Jr. Details TBA.

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