Graduate Admissions

Admissions Overview

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  • Application deadlines vary by program. Most graduate degree programs accept applications year-round, with exceptions. Check the graduate catalog for details.
  • Average application processing time varies from 3-8 weeks, depending on the programs application process
  • Apply early for benefits, including:
  • Stay up-to-date on the status of your application by creating your Pioneer Portal account and logging into WebAdvisor

Note: Admission to the University does not automatically guarantee admission to a particular college, school or program.

Programs, Majors & Degrees

How to Apply

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Step 1: Apply online at

Step 2: Pay the application fee

The $50 fee, which applies to all applicants (new and returning) can be paid by:

Step 3: Submit documents to TWU

  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended, undergraduate and graduate. For more information regarding transcripts, please visit Admissions Processing.
  • Until further notice, the GRE is not required for admissions purposes to TWU
  • Copy of your permanent resident card, if applicable - If you have applied for permanent residency but have not yet received the INS form Notice of Action i-797 verifying approval, you will be processed as an international student.

Step 4: Apply to your program

Most graduate programs have specific admissions requirements you must meet after acceptance to the University.

Find your program in TWU's Program, Majors & Degrees finder to see if your program has additional admission requirements and application deadlines.

Program, Majors & Degrees

Send certified checks, money orders, fee waivers and application materials to:
TWU Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, Texas 76204-5649

or via expedited mail to:
304 Administration Dr.
Denton, TX 76204 (no Saturday delivery)

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Page last updated 4:10 PM, March 25, 2020