2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Addran College of Liberal Arts

In 1873, Addison and Randolph Clark established AddRan Male and Female College in Thorp Spring, Texas. That institution later moved to Fort Worth and became Texas Christian University. Though the University has grown and expanded into areas that the Clark brothers could not have conceived, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts perpetuates their vision of education and the centrality of the liberal arts that lay at its core.

Today, AddRan offers the MA and Ph.D. in English and History, the Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, the MS in Criminal Justice, and the Master of Liberal Arts. Four departments (economics; philosophy; religion; sociology and anthropology) offer a limited number of courses at the graduate level in which graduate students from across the University can enroll. Additionally, faculty in other AddRan departments also hold appointments to the graduate faculty, allowing them to work with graduate students in various capacities, including serving on thesis or dissertation committees.