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Braniff Application for Graduate Admission

Application Deadlines:

Completed applications by Feb. 15.
Fall admission only.

For fall enrollment, completed applications by May 15.
For spring enrollment, completed applications by Nov. 15.
Rolling admissions.

Art Master's
Completed applications received by Feb. 15.
Fall admission only.

Teacher's Certification
Completed applications must be received one month prior to semester of enrollment.


Application Form

Letter of Recommendation Form

Statement of Support
(For International Students)


Graduate Coordinator
Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
University of Dallas
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062-4736
(972) 721-5106

All applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree before enrolling.

To be considered for admission into the Doctoral or a Master's program, an application must include:

  1. A completed application form with date and signature.
  2. Official transcripts sent directly to the Braniff Graduate Office from each college or university attended by the applicant, even If no credit or degree was earned.
  3. Two letters of recommendation using forms provided by the Braniff Graduate Office. Recommendations should be written by college or university professors who have taught the applicant. Applicants to the Humanities or American Studies programs may substitute letters from business or professional colleagues.
  4. A non-refundable fee of $50.00.
  5. A statement of the applicant's reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at the University of Dallas.
  6. An intellectual autobiography; that is, a history of the changes and developments in what has been significant to the applicant's educational and intellectual experlence, along with a statement of academic goals.
  7. An essay written for a university course in the proposed field of major study.
  8. Scores from the General Test portion of the GRE not taken more than three years prior to the date of application for applicants to the Institute of Philosophic Studies and Its related M.A. programs In english, philosophy. and politics, as well as for applicants to the MA program In psychology.

To be considered for admission as a Special Student:
- a student taking graduate courses but not seeking a degree - an application need only include the completed application and fee, transcripts, and two recommendations.

To be considered for admission Into the Master of Arts In Art programs:
An application must only include numbers 1 through 5 from the left, plus a CD with up to 20 images of representative works and a printed list of the work with thumbnails and identification with title, date, and media. Digital files should be in rgb mode with each image no larger than 2 mb In size. Image resolution should be set at 72 dpl with It being no greater than 1200 pixels in either height or width.

Foreign Student Applicants:
All foreign student applicants whose native language is not English must submit a score report from the TOEFL test. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL Is 600. Foreign student applicants to the Institute of Philosophic Studies, and to the M. A. programs in english, philosophy, politics, psychology, and theology must submit GRE scores in addition to TOEFL scores.

To be considered for admission Into the Teacher's Certification Program:
an application must include the following:

  1. A completed Braniff application.
  2. A non-refundable fee of $50.00.
  3. Official transcripts sent directly to the certification officer.


The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs and activities. Any person alleging to have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may present a complaint to the Title IX coordinator. The Coordinator assists in an informal resolution of the complaint or guides the complainant to the appropriate individual or process for resolving the complaint.

Title IX Coordinator: The University has designated Janis Townsend, Director of Human Resources, as the Title IX Coordinator. Human Resources is located on the second floor of Carpenter Hall and the phone number is (972) 721-5382.

Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment: The University of Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Janis Townsend, Director of Human Resources – section 504/ADA Coordinator – Title IX Coordinator – Age Discrimination Act Coordinator – Office of Human Resources, Carpenter Hall 2nd Floor – 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX. 75062 – (972) 721-5382.

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