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.
"On Thursday, February 6, I arrived in Geneva, worn out from four days of classes, three bus rides, and a rocky EasyJet flight, expecting to have cell service. I didn't have cell service. Luckily, I did have the name of my destination -- CERN, the international European particle physics laboratory -- and a brief note explaining my situation to the French guards," writes John Rabaey, BS '22.
In the current COVID-19 crisis, the love of Danny Fitzpatrick, BA '13, for Italy, appreciation for his time there, and a creative collaboration with sculptor Tim Schmalz have led to a specific way of rendering aid to the country beloved by so many UD alumni and one-time Romers.
Edisson Ramos, BA '20, is one of many students receiving assistance from UD's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which has currently raised nearly $90,000; the first of the funds were distributed last week to help students make their April rent, and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson, BA '07, is in the process of distributing a second wave to students with housing or food insecurity or in need of Wi-Fi or other resources for online learning.