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 as a Graduate Student

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1.  Apply online at

2.  Pay the application fee

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

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
    • Program exceptions apply to the occupational therapy and physical therapy programs, which still require the GRE
  • 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.

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 12:12 PM, September 9, 2020