The University of Dallas Classical Education Graduate Program fosters inquiry, cultivates
virtue, and instills wisdom.
By providing foundations in classical principles and pedagogy, the Classical Education
Graduate Program aspires to form educators as master teachers. Students in the program
explore the historical, philosophic, literary, aesthetic, rhetorical, and scientific
roots of the liberal arts in the Western tradition. With a dedicated faculty and staff
drawing on extensive experience in the academy and the classical classroom, and assisted
by UD's world-class undergraduate faculty, the Classical Education Graduate Program
combines the ethos of the University's core curriculum tradition with a concentration on the theory
and practice of classical education, bringing these to working and aspiring classical
school teachers, school administrators, and others both locally and around the country.
Read below for information about special scholarships for Classical Education students.
Gain the wisdom to pass on the knowledge of the classical tradition, whether you are
a teacher, seek to become a headmaster, or desire to pursue advanced graduate studies
while expanding your teaching skills. To meet the needs of busy teachers and administrators,
our courses—including offerings such as "Philosophy of Education," "Classical Quadrivium,"
and "History of Liberal Arts Education"—are offered online during the academic year
and onsite during the summer months, and at a special rate.
Three Classical Education Graduate Program Tracks:
Master of Arts in Humanities with Classical Education Concentration
Designed for the Working Classical School Teacher:
With courses offered online during the school year and in-person during the summer,
working teachers can earn their master's degree or classical teaching certificate
without uprooting their lives or leaving off the important work they're doing in their
communities. Classical education courses are offered at the discounted rate of $425 per credit hour (reduced from the standard Braniff graduate tuition of $675 plus fees). In addition,
scholarships are available to reduce this cost by up to 90%.
Professional Advancement & Apprenticeship:
The Classical Education Graduate Program provides teachers from various backgrounds
and institutions an opportunity to reflect together on the beauty and splendor of
the Western Tradition. The University of Dallas has lifted up a rallying banner for
– Philip Althage, Headmaster, Great Hearts Irving
Our classical education programs include a flexible practicum component. Under the
direction of a member of our faculty and working with a mentor teacher at the teacher's
own school, a local classical school, or homeschooling coop, classical education students
design and implement a custom project putting the principles learned in the classroom
into practice. In addition to this apprenticeship, classical education students benefit
from connection to our professional network of classical schools, school networks,
and leaders in classical education.
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.
I was always puzzled by the look of UD until one afternoon several years ago. While hiking through the woods above the seminary with my family, I happened upon something extraordinary: jutting out of the ground was the corner of a rock painted with exquisite patterns.
UD is pleased to announce that Julia Carrano, J.D., BA '02, will return to her alma mater on July 15 as the university's new dean of students. In this role, she will lead the Office of Student Affairs in its mission "to cultivate an authentic Catholic community that holistically develops students for leadership and service to the world."