Humanities

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 texts.

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. 

Teaching Excellence 

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.

 

News

Alumni Reimagine Education for Boys

Peter Searby, BA '01, feels that modern schools -- with a scarcity of opportunities for children to work with their hands and use their imaginations to explore their worlds -- are doing boys in particular a disservice. From this recognized deficiency, Searby conceived the idea for Riverside Center for Imaginative Learning. Also finding the education of boys to be a primary concern, Daniel Kerr, BA '03, opened St. Martin's Academy, a Catholic boys' boarding high school in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 2018.

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Crowley Trio: An Evening of Beauty

In an intimate gathering at the Museum of Biblical Art in February, UD celebrated the inaugural Crowley Chamber Trio Concert, "Music in the Museum," the first of three concerts that took place this spring. The opening performance rekindled the university's popular Crowley concerts, which first took breath more than two decades ago.

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Professor Applies Lessons Learned from Autistic Sons to All Life

Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.

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