Graduate Admissions

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Graduate Admissions Overview

  • 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:
    • More time to identify and award scholarships you are eligible for
    • Earlier applying and acceptance of financial aid and housing
  • 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.

Admissions Requirements

TWU's Graduate School establishes the minimum requirements for admission to all graduate degree and certificate programs. Check the graduate catalog for specific program admission criteria. The general requirements for admission are:

  • Hold an earned bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional or general accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work*
  • Satisfy any additional requirements of an individual academic component for admission to a specific graduate program offered by that department and may include:
    • Preferred standardized exam scores
    • Review of completed undergraduate and graduate coursework
    • Reference letters, essays, interviews and evidence of scholarly activity
  • International and permanent resident applicants must submit one of the following to show English proficiency.

*Some academic departments will consider applicants with GPAs slightly below 3.0 for provisional admission. Contact the department for details.


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Page last updated 4:16 PM, October 24, 2019