Baylor University Graduate Program Reviews

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99%
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(4.35 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 73 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 16,787 (14,189 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 16% part-time, 84% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $30,150
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

This program has a great community of both grad students and professors to support you throughout grad school.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

It is a fast-paced program (a year and a half instead of 2 years). It is very intense. The faculty and staff are very accessible and helpful. The Baylor program is like trial by fire. If you survive it, you will have loads of opportunities for a career and be so prepared to survive any clinical experience. You take classes and work in the campus Speech, Hearing, and Language clinics full time, year-round. The professors and clinical supervisors are experts and leaders in their fields that guide you through becoming more independent as a clinician.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Definitely the accessibility of the graduate faculty and collaborating on research projects is great. The department is small enough that everyone knows one another and feels like a close knit family. The courses on offer are great if you are doing a Thesis/School Psych/ABA and the faculty who teaches all the courses are highly knowledgable in their fields. Cons: Waco is quite small, there is not a lot of entertainment on offer. There are only a few bars downtown, and a lack of transportation other than driving. A lot of Mexican food and many fast food restaurants near campus. Not much diversity food wise. Also there is not a lot on offer socialization wise for grad students, it is heavily focused on under grads.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Excellent liberal arts education. The faculty are tremendous scholars and wonderful human beings. The department has the quality of a big family.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Baylor University has an excellent program for environmental science. The cost of living in Waco, Texas is much lower than other cities. The campus is very safe and has plenty of resources available for students. Faculty in the ENV program are very supportive and have extensive networks. The scientific facilities at Baylor are equivalent to other R-1 institutions. Diversity on campus is fairly low, though I imagine diversity in the graduate program is similar to other institutions. The greater Waco area is not that exciting, but you can access most major TX cities via Interstate 35. Financial aid is offered for most STEM students in the form of TA or RA. The workload varies by laboratory, but expect a lot of long days in lab if you choose a STEM program.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I am just beginning my program but so far the experience has been great. The faculty has been very informative and supportive. My undergraduate experience at Baylor was fantastic although I know my graduate experience while also working full time will be harder I am still very excited.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The most beneficial component of the School Psychology program at Baylor University is the support provided by the faculty. The faculty genuinely want each and every student to succeed. They teach us how to make a difference in the school system, all while making a difference in each of our lives. The education we experience is geared toward personal growth, not only as practitioners, but also as individuals. Another huge advantage of the School Psychology program is the opportunity to enroll in a behavior specialty track. This is unique to the Baylor program. However, since the track is viewed as supplemental, financial aid is not covered for these classes or for supervision. The characteristics of the program are spectacular, but the logistical issues related to money can be a disadvantage.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

The Masters in Communication program at Baylor is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to take a jump into the world of academia. The program is filled with scholars from all parts of the communication field. From organizational communication to interpersonal to film and digital media to rhetoric, there are scholars who are here to teach. Not only are the professors known throughout the communication world for their research, but also their teaching ability. The Baylor Campus is absolutely breathtaking as well. There are tons of programs for you to get involved in, and so many opportunities for you to check out the local community as well. When you're looking at grad school make sure and check out Baylor!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2014

The best part of the program is, without a doubt, the professors. The instructors for primary instruments are truly excellent. Not only are they well established in their fields, but they genuinely care for their students. The employment package and general environment for faculty and staff is so excellent that it seems they have very little to worry about and can therefore take better care of their students. The assistantship for grad students covers all of tuition as well as guarantees a pretty sizable stipend. There are no doctoral students, so the grad level is top priority when it comes to financial aid. Some out-of-touch faculty have recently retired and the new faculty that have taken their place have brought a freshness to the department. Where as the program was floundering a few years ago, it is now regaining its former glory as one of the best music schools in Texas.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

PROS: Professors very accessible and encourage you to be the best service provider you can be. The community is amazing. The campus is beautiful. The academics challenge me to be more open minded. CONS: Waco is in the middle of nowhere.
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