Admission to the Graduate School of Baylor University and the PhD program is conducted by formal application. You begin the process by applying to the Graduate School at Baylor University. The application is available online or you may request this packet by writing to The Graduate School, Baylor University, One Bear Place 97264, Waco, TX 76798-7264 or telephoning the Graduate School at (254) 710-3588.
Students must be admitted to the Graduate School of Baylor University before being admitted to the Ph.D. program. This program admits a very select number of students with strong academic credentials who are interested in working with faculty in research and development projects. Admission to the doctoral program takes into consideration the following critical factors deemed important for success in graduate studies:
Once these preliminary admission requirements are met, the applicant will be asked to submit a writing sample and a professional resume. Upon review of all of the information, the Graduate faculty teaching in the PhD Program may require a personal interview. This interview will be of sufficient length to allow the applicant as well as the faculty to make an informed decision. In addition to the listed criteria, the committee may consider the applicant's related work and academic experience, publications, presentations to professional organizations, leadership roles, teaching excellence, awards, career focus, and other professional activities that might provide evidence of potential success in a doctoral program.
Students seeking graduate assistantships need to apply by February 1 for summer and fall semesters. All other applications must be completed by August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for the summer semester.