Baylor University

Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana

Campus History and Origin

In 1841, 35 delegates to the Union Baptist Association meeting accepted the suggestion of Reverend William Milton Tryon and District Judge R.E.B. Baylor to establish a Baptist university in Texas.

After the University was chartered on February 1, 1845, four communities made bids to be the location: Travis, Huntsville, Shannon's Prairie and Independence. Independence was selected, and classes for preparatory students began in May 1846 with college courses offered the following June. In 1886, Baylor and Waco University consolidated to form Baylor University at Waco.

These are exciting times in the life of the University - a period in which our institution is striving to remain both a relevant institution of higher learning for the coming years and to continue to fulfill our original mission laid down by our founders: to be a Christian University "fully susceptible of enlargement and development to meet the needs of all ages to come." In a world where faith is often the casualty of a serious pursuit of academic achievement, Baylor is a special place.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies Baylor as a research university with "high research activity." Baylor has an international reputation for educational excellence built upon the faculty's commitment to teaching, scholarship and interdisciplinary research that produces outstanding graduates.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution. Our rank of alumni include missionaries and pastors, heads of Fortune 500 companies, governors of Texas and professional athletes. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in the state.

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Admissions Requirements

Online Application

To begin the online application please follow the steps outlined here.

Undergraduate Transcripts

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university is required. The transcript from your graduating institution must show proof of your degree.

International Students:

English Language Tests: All foreign national and permanent resident applicants are required to provide a score from the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic. Minimum scores are required.

Foreign Transcripts: If you are an international applicant, or attended a foreign university, please follow the guidelines for foreign transcripts available here.


A detailed current resume, indicating professional work experience – including start and end dates (month and year) for each position held is required. Provide accomplishments and skills acquired, including managerial experience.

Work Experience

Provide your complete work history with start and end dates, accomplishments, and skills acquired, including any managerial experience.


The GMAT/GRE is required unless you have a minimum of four years of supervisory, leadership, or project management experience.


Personal essays are an opportunity to express your unique qualifications, experiences and reasons for applying to the MBA program. Use details and specific examples to describe your distinctive qualities.

Essay 1: In 200 words or less briefly describe your career progress to date. Why is the Baylor MBA program the right partner in helping you meet your educational needs and career goals?

Essay 2: In 500 words or less discuss a meaningful experience in your leadership development. What did you learn from this experience about your skill-set as a leader?

Essay 3: In 500 words or less discuss a situation in the workplace or classroom when you had to make a difficult ethical decision or choice. What drove you to make that particular choice?

Two Professional Letters of Recommendation

Include two professional letters of recommendation from employers and superiors who can attest to your talents, skills, accomplishments, and qualifications for consideration as a Baylor MBA online student. Submit contact information for your two references when completing your application.


Schedule an optional interview at a convenient date and time through our convenient online scheduler. You may choose an online interview or an on-campus interview.

Tuition and Costs

Campus Life

Degree Plan

Psychology Degree Requirements

Pre-Major in Psychology (BA)

All students are admitted as “Pre-PSY majors.” Students may apply to be admitted into the PSY major when they have achieved the following:

Students enrolling as freshmen:

A. Completed the following PSY/NSC courses, with a minimum GPA in these courses of 2.25

1. PSY 1305

2. NSC 1306-1106

3. PSY 2402

4. PSY 1001

If transfer or AP credit was used to satisfy the PSY 1305 requirements, the grade earned will not be used to compute GPA.

B. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 in no fewer than 45 hours completed at Baylor University

C. Students may apply for admission to the major as soon as they have earned 45 hours, and must apply for admission to the major before completing 75 hours.

Cover Letter for Psychologist Position

Mr. Joe Smith

Mental Health Hospital

Madison St.

Oakland, California

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am interested for a Psychologist position at your Mental Health Hospital. As a graduate of 2027 from Baylor University, I have many qualities that I think will benefit your Hospital. I have experience working part time jobs as a Psychologist, but I am looking for a full time position.

As of the second year of my college education I began working as a Assistant Psychologist for United Christian Private School. This job opportunity helped me have the chance to make a difference on young children’s lives.

In addition to the period I worked at United Christian Private school I volunteered for the rest of my college time at the school because just being around the children and being able to provide as much of my efforts as I possibly could helped me in so many ways

Having the chance to do this of course benefits the children, but in many aspects it also enables me to have a greater aspect on who I am as a Psychologist and how I can be better.

I would greatly like to be able to continue to be a part in a process where I can help others develop and myself develop as well, and I believe a position at your hospital will provide me with a great opportunity to do so. I would welcome an interview and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.


Madison Poppe

Madison Poppe

Madison Ave.

Oakland, CA 79924



Reccomendation Letter

To Whom it May Concern:

It is without any doubt that I write this letter of recommendation for Ms. Madison Poppe for her application into Baylor University for the study of Psychology. Ms. Poppe is and amazing, brilliant, striving student that works extremely hard in what she is involved in. She is a glorious role model and a brilliant example of a dedicated student.

I strongly believe that Ms. Poppe will achieve great successes in her journey through the university. Ms. Poppe has many assets that make her the amazing student that she is. She is an extremely dedicated student and her dedication to her studies is very evident in her work. I have observed Ms. Poppe’s work which is continuously turned in on time and is done to the fullest of her potential. She is not only a dedicated worker, but also a bright personality to have. Ms. Poppe looks at situations with the brightest of intentions and encourages others to do the same as well. Her brilliant attributes are an indicator to her success in her future studies.

Ms. Poppe is extremely strong willed. It is without a doubt that I believe that she will benefit from attending Baylor University. If you have any further questions, you may reach me at or at (915) 374-2928.

Best Regards,

Lauren Lopez

El Dorado 9th Grade Academy

El Paso, Texas 79938

Tel: (915) 374-2928



Career Objectives


Education History

Aug. 2014 - June 2018

Baylor University
Waco, Texas

» the date of education provided is my years of high school education. it took me six years of college courses to earn my masters degree.

Awards & Certificates

» NJHS Induction (May 2015)

Work Experience

Oct. 2019 - Dec. 2020

United Christian Private School
Assistant Psychologist
Oakland, California

» I was no longer able to serve as Assistant Psychologist due to my heavy work load.

Volunteer Experience

Dec. 2019 - Dec. 2020

United Christian Private School
Volunteer in Psychology
Oakland, California

» The tine period provided is the year in which I started my volunteering, but have continued to volunteer since.

Extracurricular Activities


Hobbies & Interests

» Volunteer at United Christian Private School

Skills & Abilities

» Committed

Persuasive Essay

Ever since I was a little girl I always asked questions most people did not quite know the answer to. I always found it interesting about the way people think. When I am in the car driving home from school I think of the events that happened that day, then from there my mind goes through a series of events and leads me to a thought, what brought me to this?

I often play this “game”,as you will, where I start from my current thought and think of what brought me to that point, and from then on I just backtrack. Whether it takes me 30 seconds more or less, it does not matter to me, figuring out this process to me is a very pleasurable, yet fascinating type of thing I look forward to. Once I realized that I became quite good at this “game”, although it was my very own, I realized that I wanted to invest myself into a career path where I can put my skills to work where they would benefit me the most. I wanted nothing more than to help other people find out those unanswered questions I once had.The one path that stood out to me the most profoundly, was Psychology.

Ever since my brother came back from touring the campus of Baylor University I knew that is where I wanted to go and find out who I could be, and I cannot imagine anything better then being able to develop myself into becoming a Psychologist anywhere but Baylor University with the disciplined curriculum that they provide. I am not one to quit so I hope that you understand that if you do wish in accepting me, I’m not going anywhere. I am not a quitter and I never plan on becoming one either. Anything that is thrown my way I will not try and sideswipe, I will just take it and turn it into something that will take me farther. Psychology is my dream, my everything. I want to be that person who I was never to experience as a child. I want to be the one who is able to answer those questions left in deserted places in one’s mind. This is why I believe I deserve a spot at Baylor University to study Psychology.

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