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Baylor University

Department of Computer Science

Waco, TX

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS) MS-online Data science, software engineering, cybersecurity

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam Residential Master's Degree: GRE General Test (optional) Online Master's Degree: None
Thesis Required for some
Residential Master's only: Oram exam defense for Thesis or Project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (optional)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

75
Applied
32
Accepted
22
Enrolled
43%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Residential Master's Degree: GRE General Test (optional) Online Master's Degree: None
Master's Degree Requirements Residential Master's Degree: Application, Transcripts, Statement of Purpose, Contact information for three recommenders, Resume Online Master's Degree: Transcripts, Three letters of recommendation, Resume, Proficient in a high-level, object-oriented programming language such as Python, C, C++, C#, or Java
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (optional)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Application, Transcripts, Statement of Purpose, Contact information for three recommenders, Resume, Writing Sample

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

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

37
Total Graduate Students
62%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.51%
Black or African American 2.7%
White or Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (24%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bioinformatics and data science, software engineering, machine learning, human-computer interaction, cybersecurity and networking
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One Bear Place 97144
Baylor University
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dr. Erich Baker
Professor, Department Chair
Phone: 254-710-7304

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