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?
Matthew Post, Ph.D.
Graduate Director, Classical Education Assistant Dean, Braniff Graduate School
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.
Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.
"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.