HESA Admission Information

Preferred Application Deadline: Dec. 1
Application Deadline: Jan. 1
Waitlist applications accepted after Jan. 1

The HESA program is ideal for students who have shown academic excellence in undergraduate work and feel a calling to higher education, demonstrated by leadership positions during their undergraduate career.

Requirements for Admission:

  • Application through the Baylor Graduate School
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Cover letter/statement of interest and résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Desire to have a career in higher education

Please note: The GRE is considered but not required.  

Admissions timeline:

  • December 1, 2022 — preferred application deadline
  • December (TBD) — Round 1 Zoom interviews with Admissions Committee
  • January 1, 2023 — all application materials due 
  • January (TBD) — Round 1 Zoom interviews with Admissions Committee
  • February 2, 2023 4-5pm CST— Virtual "Meet the Program" Event for Round 1 Applicants
  • February 6-10, 2023 — Round 2 Apprenticeship interviews via Zoom
    • Applicants will have the chance to interview for multiple apprenticeships throughout the week
  • February 13-17, 2023 — Admission/Apprenticeship offers made
  • March 16-18, 2023 (Thursday-Saturday) — Visit Event for students who have been offered admission and an apprenticeship
  • April 2023 — Virtual offers to students on Waitlist if spots open

To check the status of your admission, contact Julie_L_Baker@baylor.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: The HESA program begins in the Fall and students arrive on campus in early August. There is a 3-day orientation course in August to help students launch successfully. Because the orientation course technically falls in Summer, our program is listed on the Baylor application as Summer enrollment (rather than Fall). 

Apply online for the HESA MSEd.