Graduate School

December 2019 and May 2020 Graduation

Please review our Degree Completion page for more information for graduating students.

Why Graduate School at TWU?

Are you thinking about graduate school? Texas Woman’s University offers more than 60 advanced degrees in flexible formats, which can be customized to accommodate your schedule, budget and life goals. Explore our graduate programs and find out how TWU can prepare you for future career success.

TWU is ranked among the best in quality and affordability

TWU is one of the nation’s most affordable colleges. We recently earned the top position in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for graduates’ earnings versus cost, and 80 percent of our students who complete a graduate degree are working in Texas within one year of graduation.

Our Library and Information Studies, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs are nationally recognized, and we are the only university in Texas to offer PhDs in Dance, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies.

We offer one-of-a-kind opportunities for study and research

With more than 60 advanced degrees, including 45 master’s and 16 doctoral programs of study, you can explore your passions in the area of your choice. Our flexible degree plans include courses offered in face-to-face, online and hybrid formats. TWU is also part of the Federation of North Texas Area Universities, which provides students enrolled in the federated program with unparalleled access to the combined academic resources of three universities.

As a graduate student, you will participate in hands-on, side-by-side research with accomplished faculty who are dedicated to helping you develop your skills as a scholar, practitioner, teacher and leader in your field.

Our learning environment is unique to you

We have a legacy of excellence

Graduate study began at Texas Woman’s University in 1930, and doctoral degrees were first awarded in 1953. Since its inception, the TWU Graduate School has held a strong reputation in nursing, education, health care, nutrition, business, social sciences, humanities, the arts and the sciences. Our long and distinguished history serves as the foundation for our continued legacy of excellence in higher education.


TWU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Over 5,200 graduate students are enrolled at TWU in 70 master’s and 23 doctoral programs of study.

In addition to the university’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, specialized accreditations for state, regional and/or national professional association and boards speak to the quality of TWU’s academic programs.

Hear from our alumni

Headshot of alumna Mandy Goff

" I work in an environment where we provide opportunities for persons with disabilities, and TWU gave me the tools to be the very best at what I do every day."

M.S., Kinesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Activity (2008)
High Performance Manager for USA Wheelchair Rugby team, Lakeshore Foundation
Headshot of alumna Helen Benjamin

"My experiences at TWU prepared me for my career as an educational administrator and educator who continues to be focused on the best interests of students. "

M.Ed., Supervision and Reading (1977); and Ph.D., English (1989)
Retired community college CEO currently serving as a community college consultant

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