Admission to the programFor admission to our graduate program, applicants must meet general requirements set forth by the Graduate School, which you can find here. Furthermore, we consider, but do not require, practical experience in journalism, undergraduate formal course work in journalism or a combination of the two.
You do not need an undergraduate major in journalism to enter our program. Applicants with undergraduate majors in other fields are encouraged to apply but may have to take a few undergraduate level courses at Baylor to ready them for graduate-level work.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants. Our most successful applicants have a combined GRE score of 1100 or above. Applicants with less than a 500 on the verbal portion can expect difficulty in being admitted to our programs. The CEEB code is 6032.
International students whose native language is not English also must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum of 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 80 for the Internet-based test. There may be a separate language evaluation (phone interview) for international students.
For further information on Baylor Graduate School, requirements, testing, applications and other topics, visit the Graduate School website. A copy of the Graduate School Catalog also is available online. If you need information on the journalism graduate program, please contact our graduate adviser directly.
Dr. Doug Ferdon
One Bear Place # 97353
Department of Journalism & Media Arts
Waco, TX 76798-7353
Campus Location: Castellaw Communications Center, 2nd Floor