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Baylor University

Department of English

Waco, TX

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Overview

Baylor University / Department of English is located in Waco, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA) English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (Verbal and Quantitative); GRE Verbal score of at least 160
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (Verbal and Quantitative); GRE Verbal score of at least 166 for direct admission to BA applicants; GRE Verbal score of at least 163 for applicants with an MA degree
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
1 course in Old English language; 1 course concerned with introduction to graduate study, such as the bibliography and research methods course or an equivalent course at another university; 1 upper-level course in linguistics or literary theory or rhetoric and composition

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
7
Accepted
6
Enrolled
12%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Winter deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (Verbal and Quantitative); GRE Verbal score of at least 160
Master's Degree Requirements 18 hours of upper-level course work in English
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (Verbal and Quantitative); GRE Verbal score of at least 166 for direct admission to BA applicants; GRE Verbal score of at least 163 for applicants with an MA degree
Doctoral Degree Requirements 18 hours of upper-level course work in English

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

56
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 1.79%
White or Caucasian 96%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.79%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nineteenth-century British literature, literature and religion, Irish literature, Renaissance studies, American literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
48,400

Location & Contact

Address One Bear Place #97404
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dr. Richard R. Russell
Graduate Program Director
Email: richard_russell@baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-1768 ext. 4815
Fax: 254-710-4815

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