Applications for Fall 2024 are now open, with a priority deadline of January 31, 2024. After the priority deadline, applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants can be admitted into the programs until the start of the term as long as all required application documents have been submitted prior to the term start date.
Disclaimer: While Tikvah advises the University of Dallas concerning admissions, final admissions decisions are made by the university. For more information, see the University of Dallas degree requirements and FAQ pages.
As part of your application, you will be required to submit the following:
- Statement of Purpose
- Academic Writing Sample
- Resume / CV
- Names and contact information of two recommenders
Who Should Apply?
The M.A. Program brings together students from different backgrounds—including general studies educators, Judaic studies educators, aspiring teachers, and lay leaders. This includes:
- Established teachers in Jewish day schools interested in advancing Jewish classical education within their own classrooms and schools.
- Current college seniors, recent college graduates, or yeshiva students who want to launch their careers in Jewish classical education.
- Established professionals in other fields interested in launching their careers in Jewish classical education.
- Lay leaders interested in building Jewish classical schools or in bringing classical models into their existing Jewish day schools.
- Anyone interested in studying Western Civilization from a Jewish perspective.
- Degree Requirement: To be eligible for this program, students must have a Bachelor’s degree. Exceptions may apply in exceptional circumstances.
- Language Requirement: Students will be required to demonstrate reading knowledge in at least one of the following languages: Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, German, or Italian. It may be possible to waive this requirement in extraordinary circumstances.
Tuition and Fellowships
The University of Dallas is providing a tuition reduction for the M.A. in Humanities program. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester. After reduction, program tuition is $483.20 per credit hour or $17,395.20 for completion of the 36-credit M.A. degree (plus applicable fees). For a full breakdown of tuition and fees, please visit the University of Dallas Tuition page, and expand the section labeled Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Applicants are encouraged to explore two special fellowship opportunities that provide stipends and job placement. These programs are described in more detail here.