This program provides students with a broad philosophical, historical, literary, curricular, and pedagogical perspective on classical education. Electives options include courses in educational leadership, the seven classical liberal arts, and other special topics courses. While this master degree program does not presume to exhaust the subject of classical education or its relevant content, it does build a thorough, extensive, and foundational understanding upon which a lifetime of experience in classical education can be based.
The fall 2022 semester marks the beginning of Hillsdale College’s Master of Arts program in Classical Education. Though our program is entering its first year, the conception and formation of this enterprise have been the product of many years of preparation and care. The result of this effort is a graduate program that offers a rich and comprehensive course of study in classical education. The standard coursework draws from great works of the Western tradition and provides students with opportunities to grow in their understanding of classical pedagogical practices. Whether you are interested in teaching, administration, or another area within the field of Classical Education, Hillsdale’s Master of Arts program in Classical Education is prepared to offer you a foundational, time-proven approach to your studies.
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The Hillsdale College Master of Arts Degree in Classical Education is a professional program for those who wish to teach in, administer, or found classical schools as well as those who seek to deepen their understanding of the principles and practices of classical education. Like many other graduate, professional degrees, the program does not presume prior exposure to or formation in classical education or its related disciplines.
For Fall 2023, applications submitted on or before December 15, 2022, are guaranteed full consideration and decisions will be sent out no later than February 1. Applications completed after December 15 may be considered, as circumstances warrant.
Applications will not be read by the admissions committee until all materials are received, though applicants may self-report GRE scores so that their applications can be considered unofficially. Offers of admission cannot be made until the arrival of the official score report.
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