Students interested in admission to the philosophy graduate program should:
Contact the Graduate Program Director:
Send contact information to Dr. Trent Dougherty at Trent_Dougherty@baylor.edu and Dr. Alexander Pruss, at Alexander_Pruss@Baylor.edu, with a copy to the department administrator Marilyn McKinney, at Marilyn_McKinney@Baylor.edu, so that we can send you printed materials about the program. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with current faculty interests prior to applying.
Apply to the program:
The preferred method is our online application, which contains several advantageous features such as a real time error checker and internet payment options. This method also allows the graduate school to process the material faster, and provides a notification on receipt.
Application deadline for the program is January 2. It is strongly recommended that students apply early to ensure maximum possible consideration.
For a detailed description of the necessary materials needed for your application, please look here.
Schedule A Visit:
The philosophy department welcomes visits from prospective students at any time. During visits students have the opportunity to sit in on graduate seminars, speak with faculty, and tour the campus. It is important that you contact Dr. Pruss prior to your visit to set up accommodations, and meetings with professors.
Decisions and offers:
The Department usually extends offers in early March. As a signatory school to the Council of Graduate Schools resolution "Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants," applicants are asked to accept or decline extended offers no later than April 15. Full text of the Resolution can be viewed at http://www.cgsnet.org/Default.aspx?tabid=201.