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Admission to the program

Required Materials

Baylor is committed to a policy of inclusiveness, understanding, and acceptance of all regardless of race and ethnicity. Students are accepted into either the MA or MIJ programs in Journalism, PR & New Media without regard to their religious orientation.

Application to Baylor's graduate school is made online:
Master of Arts, Journalism
Master of International Journalism

The Graduate School requires the following items:

  • Academic/scholarly writing sample
  • Graduate Record Exam—general test (less than five years old)
  • Official on-line application w/personal statement
  • Official transcripts of all college/university work
  • Three letters of recommendation

    International students are required to submit either TOFEL or IELTS scores unless they have received a degree from a U.S. accredited institution of higher education.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    If you are admitted before receiving your degree and final transcript, you are required to provide an official, final transcript with proof of conferred degree to the Graduate School by the first day of class or a hold will be placed on your registration.

    GRE Scores

    The minimum requirements for consideration by the Department of Journalism, PR & New media include an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher, a score of at least 151 on the Verbal section, 147 on the Quantitative section, and 3.9 on the Analytical Writing section.

    All application materials should be sent to:

    Graduate Admissions
    One Bear Place #97264
    Waco, Texas 76798-7264

    Graduate Assistantships

    Many entering graduate students receive some type of graduate stipend, tuition remission, or both. Many graduate students also receive other resources for funding their education at Baylor University. Examples of such sources include work-study programs, Stafford loans, private scholarships and private loans. For information on such sources, please contact the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid

    The Department of Journalism, PR & New Media funds multiple graduate assistantships for the academic year (August-May) depending upon annual budgetary allocations. These assistantships are awarded on a highly competitive basis. Graduate assistants participate in research, grading and teaching.
    Students awarded graduate assistantships receive a stipend for the academic year (August-May) and receive a tuition scholarship for up to 18 hours of graduate coursework. These funds are allocated based on the university's budget calendar, i.e., beginning in the summer and ending with the conclusion of the spring semester. Any un-used graduate tuition scholarship hours are forfeited at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Director:

    Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media
    Baylor University
    One Bear Place #97353
    Waco, Texas 76798-7353
    Telephone 254-710-7247