Graduate Students

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About the Application Process:

  • Application deadlines vary by program. Most graduate degree programs accept applications year-round, with exceptions. Check the graduate catalog for details.
  • Priority deadlines to apply for financial aid: Jan. 15 for fall and summer; Sept. 1 for spring
  • Deadlines to apply for scholarships: March 15 for fall; Dec. 14 for spring
  • Create a Pioneer Portal account after applying to TWU to apply for scholarships before acceptance
  • Average application processing time varies from 3-8 weeks, depending on the programs application process

Admissions Requirements

  • 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

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

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Learn more about applying to TWU with veteran benefits and available resources.

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My advisor and research committee have gone above and beyond to help me gain the skills necessary to succeed as a student and future faculty member. I am also thankful for the diversity of TWU—my worldview has expanded as I continue to work with people from all walks of life.

Shannon Combest; Ph.D. in Nutrition; Class of '19

How to Apply

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Step 1: Apply online at

Step 2: Pay the nonrefundable application fee:

The $50 fee ($75 for international students), which applies to all applicants (new and returning) can be paid by:

Application fee waivers are granted to McNair Scholar applicants only.

Step 3: Submit the following documents to TWU:

  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended, undergraduate and graduate:
    • Electronic transcripts must be sent through a secured system directly from the school to TWU
    • Printed transcripts must be sent to TWU directly from the school or delivered personally in a sealed envelope from the institution
    • Any sign of tampering will render the transcript unofficial and invalid
    • For more information regarding transcripts, please visit Admissions Processing
  • Official GRE, GMAT or other exam scores - if required by the department or program. Our institution code is 6826.
  • TOEFL or TOEFL exemption form (permanent residents and international applicants only)
  • 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.

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 2:23 PM, December 14, 2018