The study of Classics provides a renewed understanding of the intellectual heritage
afforded us by the Greeks and Romans.
Greek and Latin and the works written in these languages have been understood as the
foundations of Western learning for more than 2,000 years. Their profundity, their
beauty and their persuasive power emerge alongside the development of the mind and
the refinement of one's sensitivity to the subtlety of the great texts. In recent
decades there has been a renewed and welcome demand for the re-entry of Greek and
Latin in all stages of education, from primary schools to universities. The master's
program in Classics is the university's response to this demand at the post-baccalaureate
The program aims to satisfy the needs of a variety of potential students by offering
study in one or both languages for those who have done neither in either language
or a little or even a substantial amount in one or both. The more knowledge students
bring with them, the further they can progress. You may want to earn your degree in
order to apply for a Ph.D. in Classics elsewhere. Or, you might use it to teach in
primary or secondary schools or to fill some lacunae in your education. Because of
the various aspirations of our students, the program is designed to be as flexible
Customize your Classics degree plan.
The program includes an opportunity to take courses outside of the Classics department
wherein the reading is done in English, but which are appropriate for students who
want to expand their acquaintance with classical texts. In the interest of breadth,
at least three such courses may be made part of the degree, with the understanding
however, that depth comes most assuredly through reading the texts in Greek and Latin.
At least five courses in one or both of the languages must be fulfilled at the graduate
Take the next step.
Prepare for a teaching career or doctoral work through the rigorous study of Greek
or Latin alongside the analysis of age-old texts. Pursue your well-developed interests
in the humanities with the foundation needed to read the texts of antiquity. The program
is open to those of all levels, even those just beginning their quest into Classics.
It is never too late to start.
Explore the Degree Requirements.
Reach out to the Braniff Graduate Office online or give us a call at 972-721-5106. We're happy to answer any questions you might
have about studying at the University of Dallas.
Ask to consult with an adviser to construct a degree plan to best meet your individual
needs and corresponding prior knowledge of Greek and/ or Latin. Those with advanced
knowledge will be able to progress into upper-level courses at a more rapid pace.