The 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
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||$255|
|Fee per Credit Hour||$35||$0||$0|
|Total Tuition & Fees, MA & MHM (36 credits)||$25,920||$15,660||$9,180|
|Total Tuition & Fees, Certificate Program (18 credits)||$12,960||$7,830||$4,590|
* 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 renewal application.**
Scholarships must be renewed each year.** To be considered for a scholarship, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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":
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 renewal application must follow this same process, via an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject “Classical Education Scholarship Renewal Application” and these two items in one document, attached in .docx or .pdf format, with the document title "[Last Name, First Name] Scholarship Renewal Application." In place of the essay described above, students submitting renewal applications 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 external and internal promotion, recruitment, and/or fundraising. Due dates for this re-application are the same as those below. (If you previously applied for the June 15 deadline, your re-application is due by June 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: June 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.