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Baylor University

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Waco, TX

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Overview

Baylor University / Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is located in Waco, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2

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 Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
30-36 credit hours, 3.0 GPA
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam Dietetic Internship: GRE; 3.0 UG GPA for acceptance; 3 letters of recommendation
For dietetic internship: 1200 supervised contact hours, 15 credit hours, internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
23
Accepted
9
Enrolled
82%

Applying

500
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 12th April 12th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 3.0 Minimum GPA for Acceptance; Less than 3.0 is considered probationary acceptance; Three letters of recommendation; UG Transcript showing baccalaureate degree completion

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$53,000
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

18
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.56%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.56%
Unknown 5.56%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 2

Research

Focus of faculty research: Contributions of exercise, diet quality and supplementation on body composition, colon cancer and obesity prevention looking at mechanisms of microbiome-host inflammation and diet-microbiome interactions, insulin resistance in pathogenesis of tumor-induced cachexia, effects of parental loss and oxytocin levels on attachment styles, dietary and nutritional impacts of botanical supplements
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
150,000

Location & Contact

Address 1311 S 5th St.
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Sheri L. Dragoo PhD
Department Chair
Email: Sheri_Dragoo@Baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-3626

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