Classical Education Graduate Program

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

36 Credit Hours - LEARN MORE

Master of Humanities with Classical Education Concentration

36 Credit Hours - LEARN MORE

Certificate of Classical Learning 

18 Credit Hours - LEARN MORE

Professional Advancement & Apprenticeship: 

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? 

Contact us

Matthew Post, Ph.D.Matthew Post, Ph.D.

Graduate Director, Classical Education 
Assistant Dean, Braniff Graduate School

classical_ed@udallas.edu
Braniff Graduate Building - 126
972-721-5150 

How to apply

  • To apply to the Classical Education Graduate Program, first review the Braniff admissions process and then submit your online application
  • 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. 

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