Study the great works in the tradition of Western thought.
Cultivate your knowledge of the great works in the tradition of Western thought through
the humanities graduate program. A wide range of graduate courses are offered by various
departments of the University with the intention of giving you the opportunity to
pursue your interests in different fields without committing to earning a degree in
any one field alone, and to encourage the careful reading of a limited number of primary
Design your own personalized curriculum.
The humanities graduate program is flexible and encourages careful reading. Design
your own personalized curriculum around a core of three special courses devoted to
the reading of seminal works of western thought. To this core, add courses according
to your interests, either in one or two concentrations, or in one or two historical
periods for a deep and broad educational foundation.
Several courses can be completed online.
Over the past fifty years, the faculty of the 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.
In addition to offering concentrations in a variety of liberal arts disciplines, the
Braniff Graduate School offers a Concentration in Classical Education and a Certificate of Classical Learning for current or prospective teachers, for those seeking to become headmasters, and for those who desire to pursue advanced graduate
studies while expanding their teaching skills.
Aspiring drama (and perhaps also English) major Klemens Raab, BA '23, has been hanging around UD his whole life, since he only lives about a mile away from the university's Irving campus, and his parents (Klemens, BA '00 MA '06, and Gina (LeBaron), BA '99) are both alumni. He's already experienced the Rome campus, too, having participated in the summer High School Rome Program Shakespeare in Italy last year.
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has added another alumna to its ranks: Mary Devlin Capizzi, BA '88 MBA '89, a one-time Spanish major who is now a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national, full-service law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849.
"I ended up at UD by accident," said Professor of Management Bruce Evans, who has taught at UD for 50 years now. Half a century ago, he and his brother were heading home to the East Coast from a camping trip and stopped by UD on a whim; Bob Lynch, dean of the newly formed Graduate School of Management (now the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business), hired Professor Bruce, as he is known by students, on the spot.