Baylor University
Psychology and Neuroscience
College of Arts and Sciences

Admissions

Baylor is committed to a policy of inclusiveness, understanding, and acceptance of all regardless of race and ethnicity. Students are accepted into the Ph.D. program without regard to their religious orientation.

The following criteria have been established by the Psychology Program and the Graduate School at Baylor: BA (or equivalent); minimum 3.0 GPA; minimum GRE total score of 1000 (verbal + quantitative); three letters of recommendation; personal statement of interest; expressed areas of academic/research interests compatible with those of faculty. The TOEFL (or equivalent) is required for all international students. Note that these are minimums, in most cases. Median scores in recent years have been substantially higher than those stated above.

Prospective Students Must Submit the Following Materials:

  • An Application for Admission - Graduate School Online Application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities ever attended even if it was a dual credit course that was taken in high school. These must be sent from each college directly.
  • Three letters of reference
  • Graduate Record Examination Scores - General (Aptitude). All tests must have been taken within five years prior to admission.

Where and When to Send Application Material

It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure that all application materials are received in the Graduate School's Admissions Office by January 15th. All application materials must be sent to the Baylor Graduate School, One Bear Place 97264, Waco, TX 76798, which is separate from the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The most frequent causes of incomplete applications are (1) lack of GRE scores; (2) lack of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended; and (3) lack of sufficient references.