The University of Dallas Classical Education Graduate Program fosters inquiry, cultivates
virtue and instills wisdom.
Immerse yourself in the classical education ethos afforded by the core curriculum
tradition at University of Dallas, and become conversant with the great works in the
canon of the Western tradition. Gain the wisdom to pass on its insights, whether you
are a teacher, seek to become a headmaster or desire to pursue advanced graduate studies
while expanding your teaching skills. Classes, like "the history of liberal arts education,"
and "philosophy of education," are offered online during the academic year and onsite
during the summer months.
Three Classical Education Graduate Program Tracks:
Master of Arts in Humanities with Classical Education Concentration
The Classical Education Graduate Program provides teachers from various backgrounds
and institutions to reflect together on the beauty and splendor of the Western Tradition.
The University of Dallas has lifted up a rallying banner for teachers everywhere.
– Philip Althage, Headmaster, Great Hearts Irving
Students are afforded the unique opportunity to work alongside a mentor teacher at
a local classical school as they complete their coursework. Build your professional
network through the apprenticeship program as you acquire expertise to advance your career.
Recognized for Teaching Excellence:
Over the past fifty years, the faculty of 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. Meet the classical education faculty and sample an online lecture.
Ready to take the next step?
Dr. John M. Peterson
Manager, Interdisciplinary Programs Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts wishes to make participation in this degree
program more affordable by enrolling students at a special rate. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Note: The Master of Humanities with Classical Education Concentration and the Certificate
of Classical Learning are part of the Humanities Graduate Program. This 36 credit hour degree allows students to design their own personalized curriculum around a core of three special courses devoted to the reading
of seminal works of Western thought. To this core, courses are added according to
interest, either in one or two concentrations, or in one or two historical periods,
for a deep and broad educational foundation.
During his 40-year tenure, Professor of Chemistry William "Bill" Hendrickson, Ph.D., most notably instructed the university's Organic Chemistry course sequence, teaching students the study of the organic molecular compounds found in all living things.
Peter Searby, BA '01, feels that modern schools -- with a scarcity of opportunities for children to work with their hands and use their imaginations to explore their worlds -- are doing boys in particular a disservice. From this recognized deficiency, Searby conceived the idea for Riverside Center for Imaginative Learning. Also finding the education of boys to be a primary concern, Daniel Kerr, BA '03, opened St. Martin's Academy, a Catholic boys' boarding high school in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 2018.
In an intimate gathering at the Museum of Biblical Art in February, UD celebrated the inaugural Crowley Chamber Trio Concert, "Music in the Museum," the first of three concerts that took place this spring. The opening performance rekindled the university's popular Crowley concerts, which first took breath more than two decades ago.