Degrees Offered

Baylor University offers graduate degrees in five cities in Texas; Fairfield, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tacoma, Washington; and West Point, New York. The Waco campus offers thirty-three Doctor of Philosophy degrees, five doctoral-level professional degrees, twenty master’s-level professional degrees, twenty-two Master of Arts degrees, thirteen Master of Science degrees, and twenty-eight joint degrees. Dallas, Texas is the site for the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The United States Army Medical Center of Excellence, located at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas, offers two individual masters degrees (Nutrition, MHA), one joint degree (MBA/MHA), and two doctoral degrees (DNP, DPT). We also offer five doctorate degrees at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, two doctorate degrees at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington as well as William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Darnall Army Medical Center in Killeen, Texas; David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California; Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, each offer one doctoral degree.

The Graduate School encourages faculty to invest in the lives of gifted graduate students, equipping them to pass on a vision of inquiry, scholarship, teaching, and service. Students participate in classroom tutorial, collegial modes of learning, and in systematic independent inquiry, in a setting that allows them to see scholars at work as an important means of learning the scholar’s art.

In order to ensure the appropriate quality of graduate courses, the Graduate Curriculum Committee, before it approves a proposal for a new course, must determine whether the course requires a level of independent learning and academic content above what is expected at the undergraduate level and is appropriate for graduate study.

Students may not pursue two or more graduate degrees concurrently unless the degrees are part of a University approved “Joint Degree” program, also called “dual degree” program. In “Joint Degree” programs, since both degrees are awarded simultaneously, all requirements in both programs must be completed in order to receive either degree. Additionally, the University offers accelerated programs which are listed on page 50.

Students will normally graduate under the degree requirements published in the Graduate Catalog that is in effect when the student matriculates for graduate study at Baylor University.  Realizing that degree requirements might change from year to year, a student might opt to graduate under requirements in effect in a subsequent year while the student is enrolled in graduate study. To make such a change, the student must initiate a petition in which the student requests to graduate under a specified later set of degree requirements. This petition would need to be approved by the student’s mentor and the director of that graduate program, then submitted to the Graduate School for final approval.

Waco, Texas

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programs

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Church Music
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
  • Geology
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education Studies and Leadership
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Preaching
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Professional Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education (Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration (K-12 Educational Leadership), Higher Education Studies and Leadership, and Learning and Organizational Change)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Psychology

Professional Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Athletic Training
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Environmental Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of International Journalism
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Policy and Administration
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology1
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Science in Education2
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Taxation
  • Education Specialist
1

See special conditions in Psychology section.

2

See School of Education for majors.

Master of Arts Degree Programs

  • American Studies
  • Biology
  • Classics
  • Communication
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Earth Science
  • Education Psychology
  • English
  • Film & Digital Media
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Museum Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology1
  • Religion
  • School Leadership
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
1

See special conditions in Psychology section.

Note:  A student may complete minors in the Department of Art and the program of Latin American Studies.

Master of Science Degree Programs

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Physics
  • School Psychology
  • Sport Pedagogy
  • Statistics

Joint Degrees

  • Master of Arts (Curriculum and Instruction)/Master of Divinity
  • Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Divinity
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Social Work
  • Master of Music (Church Music)/Master of Divinity
  • Master of Public Policy and Administration/Juris Doctor
  • Master of Science in Education (Curriculum and Instruction)/Master of Divinity
  • Master of Taxation/Juris Doctor
  • Bachelor of Arts for Select Majors1/Master of Arts in Museum Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Taxation
  • Bachelor of Science in Education/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Athletic Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Education/Master of Science (Sport Pedagogy)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering/Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering/Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering/Master of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Master of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science/Master of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Master of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health/Master of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics/Master of Science in Statistics
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For undergraduate majors in American Studies, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Journalism, or History who decide that they wish to apply their undergraduate knowledge to work in museums, the department offers a joint bachelor and master degree.

4+1 Accelerated Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (Classics)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (Communication)
  • BA Art History/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA Biochemistry/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA Chemistry/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA English/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA Environmental Studies/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA History/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA Mathematics/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA Political Science/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA Religion/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA Studio Art/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BA University Scholars/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BFA Art/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BS Applied Mathematics/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BS Biochemistry/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BS Biology/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BS Biology/Master of Science in the Biology of Global Health
  • BS Chemistry/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BS Communication Sciences and Disorders Deaf Education/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BS Environmental Science/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BS Mathematics/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BSEd All Level Special Education/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BSEd Elementary Education/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BSEd Elementary Education with Supplemental Gifted and Talented/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BSEd Middle School Education/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BSEd Recreation and Leisure Services/Master of Arts in Teaching
  • BSEd Secondary Education/Master of Arts in Teaching

Dallas, Texas

Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence1

San Antonio, Texas - Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Brooke Army Medical Center

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration (joint degree)
  • Master of Science (Nutrition)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Anesthesia Nursing)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics, General Surgery)

El Paso, Texas - Fort Bliss, William Beaumont Army Medical Center

  • Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics)

Killeen, Texas - Fort Hood, Darnall Army Medical Center

  • Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (Emergency Medicine)

Tacoma, Washington - Fort Lewis, Madigan Army Medical Center

  • Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics)

Fairfield, California - Travis Air Force Base, David Grant Medical Center

  • Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (Orthopaedics)

Las Vegas, Nevada - Nellis Air Force Base, Mike O’Callaghan Medical Center

  • Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (Emergency Medicine)

West Point, New York - United States Military Academy, Keller Army Community Hospital

  • Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy
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These programs are for specifically targeted Federal personnel.