Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Highly Ranked Graduate Programs

Masters Degree in Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Baylor University is housed in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. Baylor University offers a CAATE accredited undergraduate degree in athletic training for students interested in becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and pursuing careers in athletic training. Students enrolled in the ATP gain first hand learning experience with Big 12 Athletic Conference Division I student-athletes at Baylor University through the Intercollegiate Athletic Department as well as gaining clinical education experiences at off-campus sites.

Masters Degree in Public Health
Baylor University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree helps equip students to promote population health in a wide range of public health settings. Our strong practice-based approach, global health opportunities, and low faculty-student ratios provide our students with a quality learning experience that can enhance career development.
Masters of Science in Communication Science & Disorders
The Master's of Science degree program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has a rich tradition that spans over 50 years. As one of Baylor's oldest, largest and most distinguished graduate programs, it has steadily increased in size yet has successfully maintained its unique personal nature. It is recognized in Texas and nationally for its "excellence" as a graduate training program. For the last five years, U.S.News Ranking of America's Best Graduate Schools, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Baylor was ranked as a top tier graduate program in the nation.
Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology
The exercise physiology program at Baylor University is designed to prepare students for careers as exercise physiologists serving in fitness centers, hospital-based wellness and clinical rehabilitation centers, schools, and universities. In addition, the program prepares students for advanced study in a doctoral research program. Students have a thesis or internship option as a culminating experience and must pass a comprehensive examination at the end of their program. Students learn theoretical relationships from didactic courses and laboratory and research skills from through hands on experience gained from the Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Lab, Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab, and Exercise & Biochemical Nutrition Lab. 
Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences
The Masters of Science in Nutrition Sciences degree at Baylor University focuses on human nutrition, macronutrients and micronutrients with an emphasis on application of knowledge in the medical, research, management and public health fields. Graduates will be prepared to assess nutritional status, identify nutrition related disorders and prescribe medical nutrition interventions appropriate for individuals and populations thus preparing them to secure professional level positions in the ever expanding fields of health care and public health. They will advance their understanding, conduct research, and learn to communicate their knowledge on an expanded level.
Masters Degree in Sport Pedagogy

This program prepares students for careers in teaching physical education and coaching. Students have also used this program to specialize in strength and conditioning as well as sport psychology. The program also provides an option for students to obtain their teaching certification concurrently with their master's degree. Note that this is possible regardless of undergraduate degree area.

PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The CSD Ph.D. program centers on God and our faith mission as scientists, clinical scientists, and educators.  Our aim is to mentor servant leaders in research and education in communication sciences and disorders.

The mission of the Baylor University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service in the areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Hearing Science, and Deafness.

We aim to create an inter-professional and inter-disciplinary environment for learning, promoting evidence-based practice, and innovative clinical and research endeavors. 

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Flexibility
  • Competitive Assistantships – Annual tuition remission and stipend ($22,500)
Emphasis Areas:
  • Child Language and Literacy Disorders
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • Adult Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
Baylor's CSD Doctoral Program:
  • Has a rigorous curriculum, and yet flexible enough that it can be individualized for each student.
  • Fosters collaboration amongst professionals to seek solutions for the whole person and family of those with communication disorders.
  • Offers excellent research and teaching experiences throughout a student’s program.


PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Nutrition, and Health Promotion

The program is uniquely designed to train researchers to conduct multidisciplinary clinical research evaluating the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, and performance. Ph.D. Students are required to take a minimum of seventy-two (72) hours for the degree including 6 hours of professional development and professional ethics, and a minimum of 12 hours in research methods and statistics courses. To form their 9 hour KENHP core, students will be required to take one course in three of the four following areas:

  • Exercise physiology/nutrition in HHPR
  • Nutrition in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Motor Behavior/Biomechanics
  • Health promotion in the HHPR MPH program

In addition to these 27 hours of coursework, students must complete 15 hours of directed research (generally 3 hours per semester) and 12 hours of dissertation. The remaining 18 hours of coursework will consist of graduate courses in HHPR and FCS (minimum of 9 hours) or relevant coursework in other departments/programs (e.g., business, educational psychology, biomedical engineering, psychology, etc.).