Graduate Admissions

Graduate admissions overview

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The average application processing time varies from 3–8 weeks, depending on your program's application process. Check your application status by viewing your Checklist Items in the Application Portal.

You can apply to Texas Woman's University anytime. Recommended priority application dates:

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: One month before the first day of classes

Program application deadlines vary by program. Most graduate degree programs accept applications year-round, with exceptions. Check the graduate catalog for details.

Benefits of applying early:

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

How to apply as a graduate student

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Before applying, review the program’s website at Programs, Majors & Degrees for specific admission requirements and application deadlines.

1.  Apply online

Access our Graduate Programs Application Portal and follow the provided instructions for submission.

TWU Online Graduate Application

2.  Submit transcripts to TWU

  • Domestic Applicants: Submit official U.S. transcripts from all attended colleges or universities (both undergraduate and graduate). Refer to the information on transcripts page for detailed guidelines.
  • International Transcripts: Submit a Course-by-Course evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service provider. See International Admissions’ How to Apply for more details.

3.  Submit recommendation requests

If your program necessitates recommendation letters, include the required names within the application. Check your program’s website for details, if applicable.

4.  Pay the application fee

The $50 fee (or $75 for International applicants) must be paid through one of the following methods:

  • Credit card: Pay online within the application before submission
  • Certified check or money order: payable to TWU. Mail to TWU Admissions Processing | 304 Administration Drive Suite 102 | Denton, Texas 76204 (include your full name and ID number)
  • Cash: Accepted at the Bursar’s Office. Present the receipt to Admissions Processing
  • Fee Waivers: Certified McNair Scholars or TWU Alumni may apply for waivers. Check your eligibility first, then submit the request through the Application Fee Waiver Submission Form

You will need to depress the submit button and verify your application information until the system confirms the application has been submitted. You will then see an option to return to the home screen.

5.  Upload supplemental documents

  • Some graduate programs require additional materials such as a resumé, department application, essays, and letters of intent. Check the program’s website to verify if supplemental forms are required.
  • Return to the home screen after fee payment to upload necessary supplemental documents. The online application specifies the documents required for program admission.

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