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Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program. We commend you for exploring the possibilities for further education.

We encourage you to complete the University Graduate School application for admission online, at Graduate Application. Please submit all the materials requested in the online application.

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Please note that the application deadline for fall 2015 admissions is December 15, 2014.

Please make a special note of the following items required by The Baylor Graduate School:

  • Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded for review but before an applicant can be officially accepted, they will need to have their academic institution send the official document.
  • The Graduate School places heavy emphasis on the total GRE score. Please allow four to five (4-5) weeks for the school to receive your GRE results prior to the deadline. Also, it is helpful to take the exam early in the fall; in the event that your results are disappointing, you may want to retake the exam.
  • Letters of recommendation should be written by professors, rather than by pastors or employers.

In addition to admission requirements of the Graduate School, the Religion department requires a research paper and an autobiographical essay.

Curious about Living in Waco?

As you consider applying to our program, you might be interested in learning a bit about the City of Waco! In the heart of Central Texas, Waco provides the amenities of a big city wrapped in the comfort of a close knit community. Waco is a regional hub offering daytime and nighttime entertainment, fine dining, shopping, sports activities, and cultural events. Visit the Graduate School's website here for more details. You will also find information about housing, cost of living, education in Waco, childcare, transportation, and employment opportunities.


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