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Classical Education Scholarships

Scholarships for Classical Education

LaurelThe Classical Education Graduate Program supports classical school teachers through a steeply discounted tuition rate of $435 per credit hour. This amounts to $15,660 for the 36-credit Master’s and MA programs, which is $10,260 off the full price of Braniff tuition, with fees, and $7,830 for the 18-credit Certificate of Classical Learning.

In addition to this discount, Classical Education students may apply for a scholarship that will further reduce the cost of tuition.

Tuition Costs Braniff Classical Ed Scholarship*
Tuition per Credit Hour $685 $435 $260
Fee per Credit Hour $35 $0 $0
Total Tuition & Fees, MA & MHM (36 credits) $25,920 $15,660 $9,360
Total Tuition & Fees, Certificate Program (18 credits) $12,960 $7,830 $4,680

* Example of the most typical scholarship. Numbers are approximate.

Scholarships are open to both new and continuing students. Scholarships are awarded based on several criteria, including strength of application, student status, student need, and availability of funds.

Note: All scholarship recipients must begin coursework in the semester immediately following the semester of their application, and remain active students in good standing. The conditions of this status include, but are not limited to: status as an active student according to Braniff Graduate School, maintenance of a 3.0 GPA or higher, enrollment in and completion of at least one for-credit course two out of three semesters of the year, a minimum of course withdrawals, incompletes, and absences, and the timely submission of an annual scholarship re-application.**

Scholarships must be re-applied for each year.** To be considered for a scholarship, send an e-mail to classical_ed@udallas.edu with the subject “Classical Education Scholarship Application” and the following two items in one document, attached in .docx or .pdf format, with the document title "[Last Name, First Name] Scholarship Application":

  • A statement including each of the following, if applicable: your name; current UD ID#, the name of the school and school network in which you are employed; your past and current positions at your school, the status of your application for, or your progress in, the Classical Education Graduate Program, your affirmation of your intention to complete your program and participate in all required aspects of that program, and a statement of financial need or explanation of how a scholarship will help you complete the program.
  • An essay of no less than 400 and no more than 1,000 words answering the following questions: What is classical education, and why is it important? Who and what—including friends, thinkers, books, and political and cultural movements—have inspired your interest in classical education? How do you see yourself contributing to the renewal of classical education in your community?*

Note: while this essay must be original, if applicable you may reproduce in it portions of materials required for your application to the program, including your statement of purpose, intellectual autobiography, and writing sample. Note that applications to the program and scholarship applications are entirely distinct and you may apply for a scholarship before applying to the program itself.

** Current scholarship recipients submitting an annual re-application must follow this same process, via an e-mail to classical_ed@udallas.edu with the subject “Classical Education Scholarship Re-Application” and these two items in one document, attached in .docx or .pdf format, with the document title "[Last Name, First Name] Scholarship Re-Application": In place of the essay described above, they should submit an essay of between 400 and 1,000 words, drawing from their coursework of the past year, evaluating the Classical Education Graduate Program and speaking to how it has contributed to their understanding and practice of classical education. Note: portions of this essay may be used for promotion, recruitment, and/or fundraising. Due dates for this re-application are the same as those below. (If you previously applied for the July 15 deadline, your re-application is due by July 15 of the following year.)

Scholarship applications are accepted each semester Note: you must begin coursework in the semester immediately following the date of your application. The due dates are:

            Fall: July 15 

            Spring: November 15

            Summer: April 15 

Contact Dr. John M. Peterson, Manager of Interdisciplinary Programs for the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, at classical_ed@udallas.edu with any questions.