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Baylor University

Department of Geosciences

Waco, TX

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Baylor University

Overview

Baylor University / Department of Geosciences is located in Waco, TX.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 1

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 GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam, thesis proposal, thesis defense
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam, dissertation proposal, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56
Applied
17
Accepted
12
Enrolled
30%

Applying

56
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 28
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

40
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
85%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Terrestrial paleoclimatology, applied petroleum studies, applied and solid earth geophysics, hydro geoscience, high temperature geochemistry and volcanology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
800,000

Location & Contact

Address One Bear Place #97354
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel Peppe
Graduate Program Director
Email: daniel_peppe@baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-2629
Fax: 254-710-2673