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George W. Truett Theological Seminary

Waco, TX

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Overview

Baylor University / George W. Truett Theological Seminary is located in Waco, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Divinity/Master of Science in Education (M Div/MS Ed)
Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity (JD/M Div)
Master of Divinity (M Div)
Master of Divinity/Master of Music (M Div/MM)
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)
Doctor of Ministry (D Min)
Master of Theological Studies/Master of Social Work (MTS/MSW)
Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (M Div/MSW)
Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration (M Div/MBA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 67
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 2 Foreign Languages
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
12 hours of seminars, 12 hours of directed study (including 2 annotated bibliographies reflecting at least 4800 pages of reading, 10 meetings with a field supervisor, 20 meetings with a faculty supervisor, and 3 major learning events)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

129
Applied
122
Accepted
91
Enrolled
95%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st June 10th Yes
Spring deadline November 15th October 10th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 4 recommendations, 2 essays, transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to include conferred undergraduate degree or equivalent, minimum GPA of 2.7, evidence of Christian commitment and leadership
Doctoral Degree Requirements 4 recommendations, 3 essays, writing sample, church recommendation, interview, transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to include conferred M Div or equivalent, minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 years of ministry experience subsequent to M Div

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards August 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

342
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.02%
Black or African American 16.08%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.29%
Asian 1.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.68%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (66%)
Female (33%)

Faculty

35
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 14
Male (29)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Spiritual companioning in protestant theology and practice; emerging divide in evangelical theology; sports and violence; ancient African church; church world encounter
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
257,821

Location & Contact

Address One Bear Place #97126
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dr. Todd D. Still
Dean
Email: todd_still@baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-6080
Fax: 254-710-7234

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