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Baylor University

Department of Philosophy

Waco, TX

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Overview

Baylor University / Department of Philosophy 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)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 4

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 General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Degree requirements include successful completion of nine hours in contemporary issues in philosophy; six hours in history of philosophy; thirty hours of electives; one to nine hours of prospectus preparation; 9 hours dissertation preparation; at least 18 hours of TA or RA work; and a determined amount of teaching.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
5
Accepted
4
Enrolled
9%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$208,670
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.34%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.9%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (27%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (12)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, Kirkegaard, Aquinas
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One Bear Place #97273
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dr. Alexander Robert Pruss
Graduate Program Director
Email: alexander_pruss@baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-3458
Fax: 254-710-3838

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