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Classical Education, M.A.E.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, TX,
This Classical Education degree allows students to design their own personalized curriculum around a core of three special courses devoted to the reading of seminal works of Western thought. To this core, courses are added according to interest, either in one or two concentrations, or in one or two historical periods, for a deep and broad educational foundation.  


The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts offers both the Certificate of Classical Learning and the Master of Humanities or Master of Arts in Humanities with Classical Education Concentration. All options offer a level of flexibility in curriculum design so that you can customize a program of study appropriate to your personal, professional and intellectual goals. Students meet with their academic adviser to map out their program of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Trivium
  • History of Liberal Arts Education
  • Principles of Childhood Classical Education
  • Writing as Imitation
  • Teaching American History
  • Teaching Classical Children's Literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Application for admission to the Classical Education Graduate Program includes:

  • A completed online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • A statement of purpose (max. 750 words)
  • An intellectual autobiography (max. 750 words)
  • A sample of academic writing (max. 6,000 words)
  • 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)
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree is prerequisite to matriculating.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      665 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 665 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      665 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 665 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Dallas

    • 1140 - 1930 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Amount: Scholarship recipients will receive an exclusive rate of $1,000 per credit hour for the remainder of their program.

    Eligibility: New students who have demonstrated significant achievements may be selected for a Gupta College of Business Scholarship.

    To be eligible for this scholarship you must: 

    • Be admitted to the MBA or MS program within the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. Graduate certificate and non-degree seeking students are not eligible.
    • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per term.
    • Remain in good academic standing.
    • Meet the following application deadlines (only applicants who have submitted all required application documents and fees will be considered):

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