How to Apply
The Graduate School is the central, administrative department supporting the majority of graduate programs across the university.
- Baylor Law School and Truett Seminary have separate admissions offices. Please visit their respective websites for information on applying.
2. Mark your deadlines!
Because deadlines are subject to change, it is up to you as the applicant to be sure all materials are submitted by the deadline stated by the department. Some departments have very strict deadlines, while others admit on a rolling basis. Not all programs allow students to enter at all three of the general deadlines. Check with your specific program to confirm which terms they accept applications and their final application deadline. Your department of interest may also require additional application materials.
Allow for time needed to take any required tests and for results to be processed (see step 4).
International applicants have extra requirements and should allow adequate time for testing and obtaining official records. CLICK HERE for a definition of "international applicant."
- The Graduate School's general deadlines are below. Individual programs may have different deadlines.
- Spring semester (January) entry - December 1
- Summer session (June) entry - May 1
- Fall semester (August) entry - February 15
April 15th Deadline for Fall Offers: As a member of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). Baylor abides by the CGS "Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants," The general spirit of the Resolution is that students should have an opportunity to consider more than one offer and should have until April 15th to do so, and that after April 15th, institutions and students should be able to view an accepted offer of admission as binding. For more details, click HERE.
3. Submit an application.
- Check where to apply for your program.
- Complete the online application.
- Pay the required application fee.
- Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee is paid.
- Application fee waivers are offered only for McNair Scholars and active/retired U.S. military.
- Baylor's CEEB code is 6032.
- Confirm with your prospective program what tests they require/prefer (GRE/GMAT).
- Unofficial test score reports [copies uploaded by applicant] are sufficient for the application process.
International graduate applicants CLICK HERE for information on TOEFL and IELTS tests (English-language proficiency).
5. Send Transcripts
- Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the application process.
- If you are admitted with unofficial transcripts, official transcripts must be sent to Baylor to validate your admission credentials.
- If you are admitted before receiving your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, you are required to provide an official, final transcript with proof of conferred degree to the Graduate School by the first day of class or a hold will be placed on your registration for the following semester and you may be asked to leave the program .
- Official transcripts can be sent to Grad_Transcripts@baylor.edu or mail paper transcripts to Baylor University Graduate Admissions, One Bear Place #97264, Waco, TX 76798-7264.
International graduate applicants CLICK HERE for information on required documents.
If you already have a GoGrad account and would like to access your application, click here.
If you have further questions, please refer to the FAQs for Admissions or contact us:
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Admission to the Graduate School at Baylor University is conducted by a formal application process and requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university.
Baylor University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws. Baylor University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Ultimate approval for admission to graduate study is given by the Dean of the Graduate School after careful review of the recommendation from the department to which you have applied.
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