Dept. of History
1 Bear Pl., #97306
Waco, TX 76798-7306
religion and American culture
The history Ph.D. program at Baylor focuses on the study of religion and American culture as well as religion and culture in the English-speaking North Atlantic. The department accepts 2-3 highly qualified students per year who have interests in these areas. History Ph.D. students at Baylor study on a campus where the focus on religion cuts across disciplines and departments. With Ph.D. degrees in religion, the sociology of religion, philosophy, political science, and religion and literature, Baylor provides history graduate students a wealth of cross-disciplinary opportunities for intellectual enrichment within their areas of interest. For specific degree requirements see the department website.
Special Programs or Resources
Baylor has a variety of institutes and centers that focus on various aspects of religion: Institute for the Study of Religion, Institute for Faith and Learning, Institute for Oral History, the Center for Christian Ethics, the Keston Center, and others. History Ph.D. students at Baylor, focusing as they do on the study of religion and culture, enjoy a wealth of opportunities that will enhance their scholarly development.
Baylor offers tuition waivers and stipends.
Fifty-four hours of course work (thirty-six if entering with the M.A. in hand); six hours of preliminary exam reading, History 6v85; twelve hours of dissertation, History 6v99; language requirement; written preliminary exams over comprehensive reading lists in three fields; and dissertation.
Information from Department of Education
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Full-time Faculty: 0
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First PhD conferred: Not reported
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Last Updated: October 19, 2012