Financial Information

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate program offers all students full support in the form of tuition remission and an annual stipend of $22,000. Students with high GPA and GRE scores may receive stipend fellowship enhancements from the Graduate School in addition to the regular stipend support from the sociology department.


Living expenses in Waco, Texas, are very favorable when compared to almost any geographic location in the country. Living expenses in Boston, MA, for example, are 55% more compared with living expenses in Waco. Living expenses in Philadelphia are 43% more compared with living expenses in Waco. Even in Texas, living expenses in Dallas and Austin are 22% and 11% higher, respectively, compared with living expenses in Waco.

Baylor operates two apartment facilities reserved for graduate students: Browning Square and the Quadrangle Apartments. Find more information at Off-Campus Student Housing.

We believe that Baylor University and Waco offer significant financial advantages for students seeking a comfortable and affordable living environment.

Travel Awards

The Graduate School offers travel support in two areas: Travel to Professional Meetings and Travel to Support Doctoral Research. More information regarding these can be found at Travel Awards Programs on the Graduate School's website.

Benefits and Other Information

Department of Sociology

Tidwell Building
One Bear Place #97326
Waco, TX 76798-7326

(254) 710-1165