Baylor University and Dallas Baptist University Announce Engineering Program Enrollment Agreement

May 3, 2024
DBU Baylor ECS MOU April 2024

From left front row: Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D.; Baylor University President Linda Livingstone, Ph.D.; Dallas Baptist University (DBU) President Adam Wright, Ph.D.; and DBU Provost Norma Hedin, Ph.D. From left back row: Baylor ECS Senior Advisor Michael Thompson, Ph.D.; Baylor ECS Assistant Dean Lauren Muhl; Baylor ECS Associate Dean Anne Spence, Ph.D.; Baylor ECS Dean Daniel Pack, Ph.D.; DBU Senior Vice President Jonathan Teat; DBU Dean Dion Fleitas, Ph.D.; DBU Vice President Randy Byers, DBU Senior Advisor Denny Dowd, Ph.D.; and DBU Associate of Engineering Program Director, Owen Schipplein Ph.D.

Officials from Baylor University and Dallas Baptist University (DBU) announced the creation of a program that will expand engineering education opportunities at Baylor for DBU students.

The agreement, signed by Baylor President Linda Livingstone, Ph.D.; Baylor Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D.; DBU President Adam C. Wright, Ph.D.; and DBU Provost Norma Hedin, Ph.D., will allow DBU students to pursue an engineering career at Baylor by transferring their undergraduate course credits to Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) to earn Bachelor’s degrees in engineering (BSECE, BSE and BSME).

"The world needs Christian higher education, and within that, Baylor and DBU play unique roles with significant overlap,” said President Livingstone. “It’s important that we all support one another and collaborate as we seek to produce graduates that have a Christian perspective on the world and integrate that into the work that they do when they leave us, regardless of career field,” said President Livingstone.

Livingstone added that Baylor and DBU share a strong Baptist and Christian heritage, noting her appreciation the agreement gives Baylor to again partner with DBU. The universities signed an articulation agreement to expand nursing education opportunities in 2012.

The current agreement facilitates admission of qualified students and transfer of qualified credits from the DBU Associate of Engineering to Baylor ECS. 

In addition to more than eight doctoral and master’s degree programs, Baylor ECS offers four undergraduate degrees in engineering, which are Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Computer Engineering (beginning in Fall 2024). 

The “articulation agreement” sets forth a program that will permit DBU students to transfer credit for courses taken at DBU to meet Baylor requirements. DBU students also will receive assistance with the ECS application process. All DBU students who seek admittance to the Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science must apply to Baylor, qualify for admission, and meet ECS prerequisites, including the required competitive grade point average.

“There's incredible missional alignment between DBU and Baylor, and I have such admiration for what President Livingstone is doing at Baylor,” said DBU President Wright. “There is also a broader reach that will be achieved for DBU internationally and domestically as a result of this partnership, providing more access to the incredible resources at Baylor, the lab spaces, the influence, and the commitment to producing socially responsible engineers that will make an incredible contribution for Christ and his kingdom. I am filled with gratitude for this collaborative partnership with Baylor.”

Daniel Pack, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor., especially wanted to thank Dr. Michael Thompson and Dr. Anne Spence, who both have served as associate dean of academic affairs in this timeframe, for their work on completing the agreement. 

"I'm thrilled that we will be able to provide DBU students with the opportunity to complete their engineering education here at Baylor," said Dean Pack. "DBU and Baylor share common core values and desire to educate and train future engineering and computer science leaders with a Christian worldview. This agreement makes perfect sense for both Universities." 


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) has been preparing its students for more than 25 years as innovators for worldwide impact by training graduates for professional practice and responsible leadership with a Christian worldview. Students can choose from majors including bioinformatics, computer science, data science, electrical and computer engineering, general engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer engineering. ECS also offers Ph.D. and Master’s programs. We stand out from the crowd through Christian commitment, R1 research, a strong community, personalized career support, expert accessibility, and leading practical experience. Visit the ECS website to learn more.

Dallas Baptist University is a comprehensive Christ-centered university dedicated to producing servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. With an enrollment of over 4,200 students, DBU's main campus is located in the foothills of southwest Dallas. DBU offers 79 undergraduate programs and 37 graduate degree programs in various fields, online college degree programs, and two doctoral programs. Get more information about Dallas Baptist University at