Dr. Rishi Sriram looks at a graduate research project

Prospective Graduate Students

Baylor School of Education offers graduate programs at all levels — master’s, educational specialist, doctoral — to prepare leaders in academia, educational professions, and other professional fields.

Research 1 Status

Baylor University’s classification as an R1 Doctoral University within the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education means the high research activity at Baylor provides myriad opportunities for students seeking research-intensive degrees. Faculty and graduate students in the School of Education are highly productive researchers, bringing value to communities through impactful work that enhances human flourishing and improves professional practice.

Meaningful Faculty-Student Interactions

School of Education graduate programs offer faculty mentorship in both research-focused and professional degree programs. Baylor graduate students often co-publish with faculty and collaborate on scholarly presentations with faculty. School of Education faculty in professional programs have career experience to provide meaningful mentorship and professional guidance, and all Baylor faculty are committed to mentorship.

Funding, Grants, and Assistantships

Tuition scholarship funding, assistantships, and grant-funded faculty research programs can provide opportunities for graduate students to finance their graduate degree. Scholarship funding through the School of Education, especially in research-focused degrees, can make a Baylor degree comparable in cost to degrees at other private institutions and at many public universities. More funding information is available through individual degree programs with the three departments of the School of Education.

Research Opportunities for Graduate Students

From May 2020 to May 2021, Baylor faculty received $9.6 million in new grant funding, providing numerous opportunities for graduate students to work on a variety of projects. Graduate students in all programs, including hybrid and online programs, have the opportunity to work with world-class faculty who are leading in key research areas and also to pursue independent research in fields of interest to them.


Baylor’s graduate programs intentionally foster a community of learners, providing unique support for students in all programs. This commitment reflects the University mission “to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.”

Impact & Transformation

Baylor School of Education programs are designed to prepare graduates for transformative leadership within their chosen field. Many graduate programs contain an experiential learning component; students gain a depth of knowledge through coursework and research and then develop a depth of experience by taking theory into practice.

Links to more information:

All Graduate Programs Listing
Research News & Accolades
Grants & Initiatives Highlights

Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Department of Educational Leadership
Department of Educational Psychology