Graduate Admissions Criteria

Graduate School Admission

Approval for admission to the Graduate School is required of all graduate students.

Graduate School admission does not imply admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. Candidacy will be granted only after a period of successful graduate work and when compliance with the conditions and course of study established by the University and its departments, schools, and colleges have been met.

The total enrollment of graduate students is limited. All applications to the Graduate School are subject to whatever provisions may limit the enrollment of graduate students. Admission is granted for not more than one academic year. Students who do not attend the University for four or more terms, including the term of admission, must reapply. Graduate students who have been enrolled may stop out for a maximum of two years including the last semester of enrollment. If another institution is attended during the two-year timeframe, the student must reapply.

Graduate students are subject to the general rules and regulations of the University and are expected to maintain the high standard of social and academic life of the University as well as the professional standards of their chosen field of study. Thus, graduate students are subject to all rules and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook, the Graduate Catalog, and the policy statements of the Graduate School and the academic components. All graduate students of Texas Woman’s University are expected to know and adhere to high standards of personal conduct and of academic integrity and scholarship. Any falsification, misrepresentation, or misapplication of information or research; any violation of professional or ethical standards; or any violation of the rules and regulations of the University may result in dismissal.

All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, the programs below have secondary admission criteria that must also be completed.

Biology Department

Admission to the M.S. in Biology

Program Contact

Stephanie Pierce, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
940-898-2797
spierce9@twu.edu

Application Priority Deadlines

Fall – February 15
Spring – September 15

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Biology or its equivalent.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School and submit official transcripts to the Office of Admission Processing at OAP@twu.edu. An official transcript is needed from each institution previously attended. Transcripts may be printed or electronic but must be sent to the Office of Admissions Processing directly from the institution to be considered an official transcript.
  2. Submit a statement of purpose (1-3 pages) that describes your reasons for pursuing graduate work, background experience and professional goals via email directly to spierce9@twu.edu.
  3. Arrange for three letters of recommendation, from persons familiar with your academic capabilities, to be submitted on letterhead stationery directly to spierce9@twu.edu.

Applicants who satisfy the Graduate School’s admission standards are forwarded for review to the departmental admissions committee. This committee is responsible for recommending acceptance into Biology graduate programs.

International students wishing to apply for teaching assistantships must demonstrate English speaking proficiency by one of the following unless the student is an American citizen or is an international student from a country that is exempt from TOELF requirements:

  • a score of 26 or higher on the TOEFL iBT speaking section
  • a score of 50 or higher on the Test of Spoken English
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 53 or above
  • a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS Speaking test
  • a score of 4 or higher on the MELAB Speaking test

Admission to the P.S.M. in Biotechnology

Program Contact

Stephanie Pierce, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
940-898-2797
spierce9@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Fall – July 1
Spring – December 1

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Biology or its equivalent.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School and submit official transcripts to the Office of Admission Processing at OAP@twu.edu. An official transcript is needed from each institution previously attended. Transcripts may be printed or electronic but must be sent to the Office of Admissions Processing directly from the institution to be considered an official transcript.
  2. Submit a current resume to spierce9@twu.edu.
  3. International students should visit the International Admissions website for additional requirements.

Applicants who satisfy the Graduate School’s admission standards are forwarded for review to the departmental admissions committee. This committee is responsible for recommending acceptance into Biology graduate programs.

International students wishing to apply for teaching assistantships must demonstrate English speaking proficiency by one of the following unless the student is an American citizen or is an international student from a country that is exempt from TOELF requirements:

  • a score of 26 or higher on the TOEFL iBT speaking section
  • a score of 50 or higher on the Test of Spoken English
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 53 or above
  • a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS Speaking test
  • a score of 4 or higher on the MELAB Speaking test

Admission to the Ph.D. in Molecular Biology

Program Contact

Stephanie Pierce, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
940-898-2797
spierce9@twu.edu

Application Priority Deadlines

Fall – February 15
Spring – September 15

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Biology or its equivalent.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School and submit official transcripts to the Office of Admission Processing at OAP@twu.edu. An official transcript is needed from each institution previously attended. Transcripts may be printed or electronic but must be sent to the Office of Admissions Processing directly from the institution to be considered an official transcript.
  2. Submit a statement of purpose (1-3 pages) that describes your reasons for pursuing graduate work, background experience, and professional goals via email directly to spierce9@twu.edu.
  3. Arrange for three letters of recommendation, from persons familiar with your academic capabilities, to be submitted on letterhead stationery directly to  spierce9@twu.edu.

Applicants who satisfy the Graduate School’s admission standards are forwarded for review to the departmental admissions committee. This committee is responsible for recommending acceptance into Biology graduate programs.

International students wishing to apply for teaching assistantships must demonstrate English speaking proficiency by one of the following unless the student is an American citizen or is an international student from a country that is exempt from TOELF requirements:

  • a score of 26 or higher on the TOEFL iBT speaking section
  • a score of 50 or higher on the Test of Spoken English
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 53 or above
  • a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS Speaking test
  • a score of 4 or higher on the MELAB Speaking test

Business, College of

Admission to the Master of Business Administration

Program Contact

Margaret Young
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs
mba@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

The College of Business admits students on a continual basis. Please contact the College for more information.

Admission Requirements

  • GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. For applicants who have completed post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework, a GPA of at least 3.0 for such coursework is also required.
  • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.50 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework may be considered for provisional admission.
  • Prerequisite coursework will be required of some applicants based on their desired course of study and previous academic and/or professional record.
  • Applicants are expected to be proficient in the current tools of Business: Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access). Admitted applicants that need to enhance their proficiency in any of these areas will have free tutorials available via Lynda.com. 

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.

No GRE/GMAT required

 

Admission to the Master of Healthcare Administration

Program Contact

Dr. Margaret Young, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs
hca@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

The College of Business admits students on a continual basis. Please contact the College for more information.

International applicants are encouraged to apply far in advance.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants with a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their final 60 undergraduate hours are not required to take GRE/GMAT for regular admission. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
  • The GRE/GMT is optional for applicants with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.19 in their final 60 undergraduate hours.  If the GRE/GMAT score is above the program requirement, applicants may gain regular admission; otherwise, they may be admitted provisionally. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
  • Applicants with GPAs between 2.5 and 2.99 in their final 60 undergraduate hours must take the GRE/GMAT and may be admitted provisionally if their score is above the program requirement.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (if required based on GPA noted below). Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
  3. Submit a resume to hca@twu.edu.

The Healthcare Administration Program holds orientation for new students in the fall and spring semesters. It is a requirement that all new students attend one of these sessions. Information will be provided after your acceptance to the program.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing may be granted to applicants who hold a prior master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. university. This advanced standing means that an applicant may request and be eligible for waiver of certain foundation or core courses, in addition to the GRE/GMAT waiver as described above. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make the request for specific course waiver or transfer credit. In addition, the applicant must submit evidence of equivalent prior course work. Waivers are not automatic and are made on a case-by-case basis by examination of the content of each course requested for waiver/transfer credit. Each course accepted for transfer credit of a required core course must have been completed within the 6 years of the date that the MHA degree is to be awarded. Otherwise, these courses must be repeated.

Students who have completed the MBA or MHSM degree at Texas Woman’s University may be eligible for award of up to 12 semester credit hours of transfer credit toward the MHA degree, subject to Graduate School policies.

Admission to the Dual M.B.A. & M.H.A. Degree

Program Contact

Margaret Young
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs
mba@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

The College of Business admits students on a continual basis. Please contact the College for more information.

MBA Admission Requirements

  • GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. For applicants who have completed post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework, a GPA of at least 3.0 for such coursework is also required.
  • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.50 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework may be considered for provisional admission.
  • Prerequisite coursework will be required of some applicants based on their desired course of study and previous academic and/or professional record.
  • Applicants are expected to be proficient in the current tools of Business: Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access). Admitted applicants that need to enhance their proficiency in any of these areas will have free tutorials available via Lynda.com. 

MHA Admission Requirements

  • Applicants with a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their final 60 undergraduate hours are not required to take GRE/GMAT for regular admission.
  • The GRE/GMAT is optional for applicants with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.19 in their final 60 undergraduate hours.  If the GRE/GMAT score is above the program requirement, applicants may gain regular admission; otherwise, they may be admitted provisionally. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
  • Applicants with GPAs between 2.5 and 2.99 in their final 60 undergraduate hours must take the GRE/GMAT and may be admitted provisionally if their score is above the program requirement. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    • Applicants should select the Dual MBA & MHA option in ApplyTexas.
    • Applicants only need to submit only one application fee.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (if required based on GPA noted below). Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
  3. Submit a resume to hca@twu.edu.

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Admission to the M.S. in Chemistry

Program Contact

Dr. Richard Sheardy, Chair
940-898-2550
rsheardy@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or the equivalent to a chemistry major offered at Texas Woman’s University.
  • Preferred scores on the GRE Verbal of 400/146 and on the GRE Quantitative of 550/146. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
  • An applicant with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline may be admitted provisionally until all undergraduate deficiencies are cleared.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

Communications Sciences & Oral Health Department

Admission to the M.S. in Education of the Deaf

Program Contact

Dr. Tamby Allman
940-898-2028
tallman@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Fall – July 1
Summer – April 15

Admission Requirements

  • Sign proficiency as demonstrated in a brief video submitted with the program application.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work OR on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work plus any post-baccalaureate or graduate hours. The Graduate School requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all graduate coursework.
  • Off-campus/online students must have access to a school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. To complete the program application, applicants must first create their TWU Pioneer Portal account and log in to their TWU Google Drive account using their TWU email address and Pioneer Portal password.
  3. Complete the Application to Education of the Deaf Graduate Program. The program application includes a letter of intent, a video submission introducing yourself in sign, and the names of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. As the program seeks to provide each student with an individualized mentoring experience, the letter of intent should include:
    • the reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in education of the deaf,
    • a professional area of research interest or specialty, and
    • identification of two faculty members who have similar areas of interest.

Admission to the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology - On-Campus Venue

Program Contact

Penny Tomlinson, Admissions Coordinator
940-898-2042
PTomlinson@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Fall – January 1
Summer – January 1

Applications for the 2021 on-campus venue will open on August 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in communication sciences or a bachelor's degree out-of-field with completion of pre-master’s leveling courses at TWU or another university. Applications may be submitted before these are completed as long as the degree or required leveling courses will be completed before graduate coursework begins.
  • Completion of college-level coursework in the four areas in compliance with ASHA’s Standard IV-A. No communication sciences courses can count toward this requirement. TWU follows ASHA’s guideline for meeting this standard. For more information on classes that count toward this requirement, see ASHA’s Course Content Guide.
    • Statistics (can be math statistics, psychology statistics, business statistics, etc.)
    • Biological science (biology, human anatomy, microbiology, etc.)
    • Physics or chemistry (must be chemistry or physics, not a physical science course)
    • Social or behavioral science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, etc.)
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of college coursework (The average GPA of incoming students in our program is 3.76.)
  • A competitive GRE score (the average GRE scores of incoming students in our program are 150 for verbal, 145 for quantitative, and 3.8 for writing). Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

How to Apply 

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School and submit official transcripts to the Office of Admission Processing. It is recommended you request transcripts be sent by early December given many universities may be closed during the holiday. If currently enrolled in classes, final Fall grades are NOT required to be posted on official transcripts.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWUSuspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
  3. Complete the program application on the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) website before the deadline. 
    •  A second set of official transcripts from every college or university attended must be submitted to CSDCAS. If currently enrolled in classes, final Fall grades are NOT required to be posted on official transcripts.

Admission to the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology - Distance Venue

Program Contact

Penny Tomlinson, Admissions Coordinator
940-898-2042
PTomlinson@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Summer – October 15 (even years only)

Applications for Cycle 11 will be accepted between August 15 and October 15, 2020. Please register for one of the mandatory information meetings to learn about the program and the application process.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in communication sciences or a bachelor's degree out-of-field with completion of pre-master's leveling courses at TWU or another university. Applications may be submitted before these are completed as long as the degree or required leveling courses will be completed before graduate coursework begins.
  • Completion of college-level coursework in the four areas in compliance with ASHA's Standard IV-A. No communication sciences courses can count toward this requirement. TWU follows ASHA’s guideline for meeting this standard. For more information on what classes count toward this requirement, see ASHA’s Course Content Guide.
    • Statistics (can be math statistics, psychology statistics, business statistics, etc.)
    • Biological science (biology, human anatomy, microbiology, etc.)
    • Physics or chemistry (must be chemistry or physics, not a physical science course)
    • Social or behavioral science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, etc.)
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of college coursework (the average GPA of incoming students in our program is 3.76).
  • A competitive GRE score (the average GRE scores of incoming students in our program are 150 for verbal, 145 for quantitative, and 3.8 for writing). Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

How to Apply 

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School. This step should be completed several weeks prior to the October 15th program application deadline.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWUSuspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
  3. To complete the program application, applicants must first create their TWU Pioneer Portal account and log in to their TWU Google Drive account using their TWU email address and Pioneer Portal password.
  4. Complete the program application. The application will open on August 15th and close at 5:00 p.m. on October 15th. The following items will be needed to complete the program application:
    • Completed and signed forms from the Information Meeting Packet (each form will be submitted as an individual document)
    • Estimated GPA on last 60 hours of college credit
    • Course names and dates for prerequisite courses and leveling courses (if needed)
    • A one-page letter of intent responding to this prompt: "Discuss how being accepted into the TWU Master's Program Statewide Distance Venue will help you achieve your professional goals." include your name and ID# in the letter.
    • Current resume
    • A link to a short (2-4 minutes) video which effectively communicates a response to this prompt: "Texas Woman’s University distance Master’s degree program is committed to creating top-quality SLPs with a focus in school-based service. School-based SLP’s are an integral part of any special education program. Discuss what characteristics or personality traits you possess that would make you a successful member of a school-based team."
    • The names, positions/titles, employers, and e-mail addresses of three individuals who have agreed to provide you with letters of recommendation to the graduate program. Individuals identified will receive an e-mail from the program (may be sent after October 15th) with instructions and will have a few weeks to submit their recommendation.  Recommendations do NOT have to be submitted by the October 15 deadline; only the application must be completed by this date.

Admission to the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the SLP

Program Contact

Dr. Erika Armstrong
Department Chair
940-898-2474
earmstrong@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Rolling

Admission Requirements

  • Accepted to or currently enrolled in the TWU master’s of speech-language pathology program or a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist
  • Sign language skills (intermediate or better) are required

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School, selecting the post-baccalaureate certificate in deaf and hard of hearing for the speech-language pathologist. (Note that this application process is only for currently licensed and certified speech-language pathologists. Students applying to the master’s degree program in speech-language pathology must follow that application procedure and may add the certificate once accepted into the degree program.)
  2. To complete the program application, applicants must first create their TWU Pioneer Portal account and log in to their TWU Google Drive account using their TWU email address and Pioneer Portal password.
  3. Complete the Application for the D/HH Certificate.

Dance Department

Admission to the M.A. in Dance

Program Contact 

Dr. Ilana Morgan
940-898-2003
imorgan@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

December 15

It is recommended that International Students complete the graduate school application and submit required materials for review and processing at least six to eight months before the deadline.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Applicants must email the following materials in PDF format to dancerecruitment@twu.edu with the subject heading "(Full Name) - M.A. Application Materials":
    • Department of Dance Graduate Application form
    • Resume of dance, educational, and artistic experience.
    • 300-500 word statement of interests and objectives which includes:
      • an indication of your professional goals;
      • previous artistic, academic, and career experience related to these goals; and
      • the importance of graduate study in the pursuit of your professional goals.
    • Writing sample such as a research paper.  Students applying for the 2-year M.A. Cohort with emphasis in education should submit a research paper about their pedagogy or educational philosophy in the classroom.
    • Students applying for the 2-year M.A. Cohort with an emphasis in education must submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to a class or series of classes taught by the applicant. Include the password if password protected.
  3. Have three letters of recommendation sent from people familiar with your teaching, academic, and/or artistic work.  Recommenders must submit letters of recommendation as PDFs directly to dancerecruitment@twu.edu and should include the student name and "M.A. in Dance" in the subject line.
  4. Participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department of Dance Recruitment Coordinator to schedule an interview.
  5. All applicants must participate in a Dance Audition.

Applicants who choose to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position should review the Graduate Assistantships Dance webpage and complete the Application for Graduate Assistantship and Teaching Expertise in Dance forms found on that page.

Admission to the M.F.A. in Dance

Program Contact 

Professor Jordan Fuchs
940-898-2769
jfuchs@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

December 15

It is recommended that International Students complete the graduate school application and submit required materials for review and processing at least six to eight months before the deadline.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Applicants must email the following materials in PDF format to dancerecruitment@twu.edu with the subject heading "(Full Name) - M.F.A. Application Materials":
    • Department of Dance Graduate Application form
    • Resume of dance, educational, and artistic experience.
    • 300-500 word Statement of Interest and Objectives, which includes your professional goals; your previous artistic, academic, and career experience related to those goals; and the importance of graduate study in the TWU Department of Dance MFA Program to the pursuit of your professional goals.
      • Please feel free to reference the TWU Department of Dance website for information on the MFA Program in Dance course work and on the Dance Department faculty and their research areas in your statement.
    • Writing sample (recommended) such as a research paper from an undergraduate or graduate dance theory course, description of workshops, publicity packet materials or other promotional materials.
    • YouTube, Vimeo, or website link to a video portfolio of artistic work including performance and choreography excerpts and at least one full-length work choreographed by the applicant. Include the password if password protected.
  3. Have three letters of recommendation sent from people familiar with your teaching, academic, and/or artistic work.  Recommenders must submit letters of recommendation as PDFs directly to dancerecruitment@twu.edu and should include the student name and "M.F.A. in Dance" in the subject line.
  4. Participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department of Dance Recruitment Coordinator to schedule an interview.
  5. All applicants must participate in a Dance Audition.

Applicants who choose to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position should review the Graduate Assistantships Dance webpage and complete the Application for Graduate Assistantship and Teaching Expertise in Dance forms found on that page.

Admission to the Ph.D. in Dance

Program Contact 

Dr. Rosemary Candelario
940-898-2084
rcandelario@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

October 1

It is recommended that International Students complete the graduate school application and submit required materials for review and processing at least three months before the deadline.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold an earned master's degree or equivalent from a U.S. college or university or an equivalent international degree (Applicants who are in the process of earning their master's degree may be provisionally admitted, conditioned upon their satisfactory completion of the degree in progress.)
  • Demonstrate the ability to pursue advanced study and research in the field of dance and a commitment to contributing to the dance field through written publications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have experience in the field of dance, including teaching, performing, choreographing, and/or other related practice.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Complete the TWU Ph.D. in Dance Application Form.
  3. Applicants must email the following materials in PDF format to dancerecruitment@twu.edu with the subject heading "(Full Name) - Doctoral Application Materials":
    • 3-page Statement of Purpose that outlines:
      • How your personal and professional goals align with our doctoral program and faculty.
      • Why you are applying to the TWU Ph.D. in Dance program and what you want to do here.
      • Your research interests and area of intended specialization.
      • The questions that you want to investigate in relation to what dance practices.
      • The new knowledge and skills that apply to your research interests that you are expecting to develop in our program.
      • Whether you see evidence that the necessary resources (coursework, faculty) are available at TWU.
      • How you see this program helping you reach your career goals.
      • Feel free to include any additional information that may aid us in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for doctoral study at TWU.
    • Curriculum vita highlighting your experience in dance.
    • A scholarly writing sample (max. 20-25 pages) such as a journal article, thesis chapter, research paper, or conference paper. The writing sample is your opportunity to demonstrate your critical thinking and writing skills, and it should showcase the potential for the kind of research, analysis, and synthesis that is essential to a doctoral program.
  4. Have three letters of recommendation sent from academic or artistic professionals who can specifically address your academic preparation and potential for success in doctoral study.  Recommenders must submit letters of recommendation as PDFs directly to dancerecruitment@twu.edu and should include the student name and "Ph.D. in Dance" in the subject line.
  5. Participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department of Dance Recruitment Coordinator to schedule an interview.

Applicants who choose to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position should review the Graduate Assistantships Dance webpage and complete the Application for Graduate Assistantship and Teaching Expertise in Dance forms found on that page.

English, Speech and Foreign Languages Department

Admission to the M.A. in English

Program Contact

Dr. Gretchen Busl
Graduate Program Coordinator
940-898-2331
gbusl@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Preferred deadlines are as follows:

Fall – July 1
Spring – November 1
Summer – March 1

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants who lack the appropriate foundational degree in English, literature, writing, or rhetoric may be required to complete a deficiency plan prior to beginning graduate courses in English. Specific requirements depend on an individual student's undergraduate coursework in the discipline but may include 12-15 credit hours. Additional information on deficiency plans may be obtained from the Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average on previous upper division and graduate work.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying to graduate programs in English and Rhetoric are encouraged to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator prior to applying. Writing samples and statements of purpose are of particular importance in the application process.

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Applicants must email the following materials in PDF format to the program coordinator with the subject heading "(Full Name) - M.A. in English Application":
    • statement of purpose
    • academic writing sample of 10-15 pages (double-spaced)
  3. International students must score 600 on the TOEFL.
  4. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead directly to the program coordinator, Dr. Gretchen Busl, gbusl@twu.edu. Recommenders should include applicant name and "M.A. in English" in the subject line.

Graduate Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships are competitive as they provide stipends and out-of-state tuition waivers. For best consideration, students are encouraged to apply for assistantships at the same time they apply to the program. Additional information about types of work available and expectations can be obtained from the Graduate Program Coordinator. Assistantship applications must be emailed to the department chair at gwest@twu.edu. A personal interview may be required for graduate students who are seeking an assistantship.

Admission to the Ph.D. in Rhetoric

Program Contact

Dr. Gretchen Busl
Graduate Program Coordinator
940-898-2331
gbusl@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Fall – February 1 (priority review), July 1
Spring – November 1
Summer – February 1

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants who lack the appropriate foundational degree (the bachelor's or master's) in English, literature, writing, or rhetoric may be required to complete a deficiency plan prior to beginning graduate courses in English. Specific requirements depend on an individual student's undergraduate course work in the discipline but may include 12-15 hours. Additional information on deficiency plans may be obtained from the Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • Applicants to the program are expected to have earned a master's degree prior to beginning the doctoral program. At least one degree, either the bachelor's or master's, should be in English, writing, rhetoric, or a closely related field. If the department chooses to consider an applicant without a previous English, writing, or rhetoric degree, she or he may be awarded provisional admission. Provisional status may include a leveling plan which includes undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in the English department.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on previous upper-division and graduate work.
  • Score of 79 on TOEFL (iBT) for international students.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying to graduate programs in English and Rhetoric are encouraged to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator prior to applying. Writing samples and statements of purpose are of particular importance in the application process.

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Applicants must email the following materials in PDF format to the program coordinator with the subject heading "(Full Name) -Ph.D. in Rhetoric Application":
    • Statement of purpose
    • An academic writing sample
  3. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead directly to the program coordinator. Recommenders should include applicant name and "Ph.D. in Rhetoric" in the subject line.

Graduate Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships are available to students enrolled in the Ph.D. program. Assistantships are competitive as they provide stipends and out-of-state tuition waivers. For best consideration, students are encouraged to apply for assistantships at the same time they apply to the program. Additional information about types of work available and expectations can be obtained from the Graduate Program Coordinator. Please forward your application to the department chair at gwest@twu.edu. A personal interview may be required for graduate students who are seeking an assistantship.

Human Development, Family Sciences, and Counseling Department

Admission to the M.S. in Child Development

Program Contact

Melissa McInnis Brown, Ph.D.
940-898-2675
mbrown50@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Submit the following documents to HDFSC@twu.edu 
    • Curriculum Vita/Resume highlighting relevant education, experience, and employment.
    • A letter of recommendation from a relevant, professional source, written on company letterhead (please ask the person writing the letter to include your full name and program you're applying for and have them send the letter directly to the HDFSC department)
    • Letter of Intent/Essay (500 words) that meets the following expectations:
      • Clearly state the reasons for pursuing a master's degree in Child Development
      • State your professional and educational experiences and goals
      • Be sure that your goals align with program outcomes
      • Indicate why you would be a good fit for this program
      • Indicate how you plan to use the degree after graduating
      • Identify which topics in child development you are particularly interested in
      • Identify a faculty member you would like to work with and why
      • Use professional, formal language and tone
      • Use correct grammar, spelling, and syntax

Admission to the M.S. in Child Life

Program Contact

Elizabeth McCarroll
940-898-2736
emccarroll@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Submit the following documents to HDFSC@twu.edu:
    • Letter of Intent/Essay (1000 words) that includes the following: 
      • Introductory paragraph that identifies who you are, which degree program you are seeking, and which degree(s) you have already earned.
      • State your professional and educational experiences and goals (and be sure that your goals align with the program outcomes).
      • Essay component with the following content:
        • In your own words, explain what a child life specialist is, and what a child life specialist does.
        • How did you first become interested in or aware of, child life as a career option?
        • What steps have you taken to increase your knowledge and awareness of the profession and make yourself a competitive candidate for clinical experiences?
        • Briefly describe the ways in which the work of a child life specialist contributes to the health care experiences of a child and his/her family.
        • Provide a specific example of a time in which you used play to meet the developmental needs of a child.
      • Use professional, formal language, and tone.
      • Use correct grammar, spelling, and syntax.
    • Curriculum Vita/Resume highlighting relevant education, experience, and employment.
    • A letter of recommendation from a relevant, professional source, written on company letterhead. (Please ask the person writing the letter to include your full name and program you are applying for, and have them send the letters directly to the HDFSC department.)

Admission to the Counseling and Development Graduate Programs

Program Contact

Joel H. Muro, Ph.D.
940-898-2705
jmuro@twu.edu

Application Deadlines*

Fall – March 15
Spring – September 15

*All transcripts must be received prior to the application deadline.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold an earned bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate study and a minimum of 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work.
  • Individuals applying for the Post-Master’s Certificate in School Counseling must hold a master’s degree in Counseling, hold a Texas teaching certificate, and a minimum of 2 years as the teacher of record in a public or accredited private school in Texas.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Submit the following to HDFSC@twu.edu:

    1. Letter of intent, including the following information:

      1. Reason for pursuing the degree

      2. Experiences/relevant achievements that relate to educational and/or professional goals

      3. Why you would be a good fit for the program

    2. Professional letter of recommendation submitted directly by the person writing the recommendation.
  3. Applicants moved forward to the interview round will be invited to participate in an interview day with program faculty.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Child Development & Early Education

    Program Contact

    Melissa McInnis Brown, Ph.D.
    940-898-2675
    mbrown50@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline - Rolling admissions

    Admission Requirements

    • GPA of 3.5 on previous graduate work
    • Relevant master’s degree or prerequisite equivalents for core area

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to HDFSC@twu.edu . Recommenders should include student name and "Ph.D. in Child Development & Early Education" in the subject line.
    3. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to HDFSC@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME) Ph.D. in Early Child Development & Education. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Vita/Resume
      • Letter of intent - 500 word essay/goals statement that meets the following expectations:
        • The page layout should meet APA standards.
        • It should reflect your academic writing skills and have a professional tone.
        • It should include the date it was written and your name and return address.
        • The first paragraph should identify:
          • Who you are.
          • What degree program you are seeking.
          • What degree(s) you have already earned and include where you earned the degree(s).
        • The body of the letter should identify:
          • Your professional goals.
          • Why you believe that a degree from the Child Development & Early Education program at Texas Woman’s University will help you reach your goals.
          • Topics in child development and early childhood education that you are particularly interested in an/or passionate about.
          • Any faculty members that you would like to work with and explain why you would like to work with them.
          • Your strengths and skills that will help you to be successful in the program.
          • How you plan to use the degree after graduating.

    Admission to the M.S. Family Studies

    Program Contact

    Joyce Armstrong, Ph.D.
    940-898-2690
    jarmstrong@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline - Rolling admission

    Program is available 100% online

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework.

     How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School
    2. Submit the following documents to HDFSC@twu.edu
      1. Curriculum Vita/Resume highlighting relevant education, experience, and employment.
      2. Two letters of recommendation from relevant, professional sources
      3. Letter of Intent/Essay that meets the following expectations: 
        1. Clearly state the reasons for pursuing a master's degree in Family Studies
        2. State your professional and educational experiences and goals
        3. Be sure that your goals align with program outcomes
        4. Indicate why you would be a good fit for this program
        5. Use professional, formal language and tone
        6. Use correct grammar, spelling, and syntax

     

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Family Studies

    Program Contact

    Joyce Armstrong, Ph.D.
    940-898-2690
    jarmstrong@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall admission - March 1
    Spring admission - October 1
    Summer admission - February 1

    Admission Requirements

    1. Completed master's degree in a relevant field from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
    2. Minimum 3.35 GPA on all graduate work.

     How to apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Submit the following documents to HDFSC@twu.edu 
      1. Curriculum Vita/Resume highlighting relevant education, experience, and employment
      2. Three letters of recommendation from relevant professional or academic sources
      3. Letter of Intent that meets the following expectations:
        1. Clearly state the reason for pursuing a Ph.D. in Family Studies
        2. State your professional and educational experiences and goals
        3. Be sure that your goals align with program outcomes
        4. Indicate why you would be a good fit for this program
        5. Use professional, formal language and tone
        6. Use correct grammar, spelling, and syntax
    3. Participation in an admissions interview and complete an on-site writing sample

    Admission to the M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy

    Program Contact

    Aaron Norton, Ph.D.
    940-898-2677
    anorton@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – December 1
    Spring – August 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
    • 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of most recent bachelor’s degree

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Applicants must email a letter of intent in PDF format to HDFSC@twu.edu that adheres to the following guidelines:
      • Use the style of a professional business letter, including date, name, and return address
      • Limit the body of the letter to 300 words
      • Discuss the following in the body of the letter:
        • Your interest in and reasons for wanting the master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. If you are not already familiar with the discipline of marriage & family therapy (as compared to other clinical mental health fields), we suggest you visit the website of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (www.aamft.org) and read the material available to learn more.
        • The strengths and skills you will bring to the Marriage & Family Therapy program. These may include elements of your life experience, personal characteristics, occupational background, academic accomplishments, etc.
        • How you will adapt your current life to make room for Graduate School, including plans for coursework, the internship experience, etc.
        • Your professional goals for this degree.
    3. An on-campus interview process is required through participation on Interview Day. The admissions coordinator will contact those applicants the department invites to interview.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy

    Program Contact

    Aaron Norton, Ph.D.
    940-898-2677
    anorton@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – December 1
    Spring – August 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Clinical master’s degree (e.g., marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology)
    • 3.5 GPA on most recent master’s degree

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to HDFSC@twu.edu:
      1. Curriculum Vitae
      2. Letter of Intent adhering to the following guidelines:
        • Use the style of a professional business letter, including date, name, and return address
        • Limit the body of the letter to 300 words
        • Discuss the following in the body of the letter:
          • Your interest in and reasons for wanting a doctorate in Marriage & Family Therapy. If you are not already familiar with the discipline of marriage & family therapy (as compared to other clinical mental health fields), we suggest you visit the website of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (aamft.org) and read the material available to learn more.
          • The strengths and skills you will bring to the Marriage & Family Therapy program. These may include elements of your life experience, personal characteristics, occupational background, academic accomplishments, etc.
          • How you will adapt your current life to make room for doctoral studies.
          • Your research interests.
          • Your professional goals for this degree.
      3. An on-campus interview process is required through participation on Interview Day. The admissions coordinator will contact those applicants the department invites to interview.

    Health Promotion &​ Kinesiology, School of

    Admission to Master Degrees in the School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology

    Program Contact

    Jason Torres
    940-898-2864
    jtorres9@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall and Summer - March 1
    Spring - July 1

    Admission Requirements

    Unconditional admission indicates an applicant meets all requirements for admission. However, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

    1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in health promotion, public health, kinesiology, or a related field 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.
    2. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 semester credit hours of bachelor's degree coursework, as evidenced by official transcripts. 
    3. For those seeking the M.S. in Kinesiology with Biomechanics emphasis, submission of GRE scores is highly recommended. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    4. For international students, a test of English proficiency or exception. Please consult the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology Graduate Advisor and the Office of International Education prior to applying.

    For applicants who submit all required application materials but do not meet the minimum requirements for unconditional admission to the master’s degree program, provisional admission will be considered, dependent upon the relative strength of the application materials. When provisional admission is granted, the admission letter from the Graduate School will specify the prerequisites and/or provisions a student must satisfy to advance to unconditional admission status. It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy all requirements to remove the provisional admission status. Once the provisional requirements are complete, the student must inform and provide evidence of requirement completion to the advisor.

    Students who do not plan to work toward a graduate degree but who wish to enroll in coursework for personal or professional purposes may, with the permission of the School, apply as “non-degree seeking students.’’ Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School. In the application, specify degree and emphasis area.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to jtorres9@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Degree Sought. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Personal Statement Letter. The Personal Statement Letter, evidencing the ability to express concepts and ideas in writing, should indicate whether the applicant is interested in conducting a thesis. If an applicant is interested in conducting a thesis, the applicant should also identify a preferred faculty mentor and discuss how their research interests align with the identified faculty mentor’s research agenda.
      • Professional resume/curriculum vita evidencing appropriate academic background and relevant experience for graduate study.
    3. Two letters of recommendation submitted by faculty members and/or employers as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to jtorres9@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and degree sought (e.g. "M.S. in Kinesiology") in the subject line.

    Admission to the Master of Public Health

    Program Contact

    Jason Torres
    940-898-2864
    jtorres9@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall and Summer - March 1
    Spring - July 1

    Admission Requirements

    Unconditional admission indicates an applicant meets all requirements for admission. However, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

    1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in health promotion, public health, kinesiology, or a related field 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.
    2. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 semester credit hours of bachelor's degree coursework, as evidenced by official transcripts.
    3. For international students, a test of English proficiency or exception. Please consult the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology Graduate Advisor and the Office of International Education prior to applying.

    For applicants who submit all required application materials but do not meet the minimum requirements for unconditional admission to the master’s degree program, provisional admission will be considered, dependent upon the relative strength of the application materials. When provisional admission is granted, the admission letter from the Graduate School will specify the prerequisites and/or provisions a student must satisfy to advance to unconditional admission status. It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy all requirements to remove the provisional admission status. Once the provisional requirements are complete, the student must inform and provide evidence of requirement completion to the advisor.

    Students who do not plan to work toward a graduate degree but who wish to enroll in coursework for personal or professional purposes may, with the permission of the School, apply as “non-degree seeking students.’’ Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School. In the application, specify degree and emphasis area, if applicable.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to jtorres9@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Degree Sought. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Personal Statement Letter. The Personal Statement Letter, evidencing the ability to express concepts and ideas in writing, should indicate whether the applicant is interested in conducting a thesis. If an applicant is interested in conducting a thesis, the applicant should also identify a preferred faculty mentor and discuss how their research interests align with the identified faculty mentor’s research agenda.
      • Professional resume/curriculum vita evidencing appropriate academic background and relevant experience for graduate study.
    3. Two letters of recommendation submitted by faculty members and/or employers as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to jtorres9@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and degree sought (e.g. "Master of Public Health") in the subject line.

    Admission to Doctoral Degrees in the School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology

    Program Contact

    Jason Torres
    940-898-2864
    jtorres9@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall and Summer - March 1
    Spring - July 1

    Admission Requirements

    Unconditional admission indicates an applicant meets all requirements for admission. However, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

    1. As the Ph.D. is a research degree, interested applicants must identify and contact a potential graduate faculty advisor (with whom research interests and goals align) before applying.
    2. A baccalaureate and master’s degree. The baccalaureate or master’s degree must be in health promotion, public health, kinesiology, or a related field 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.
    3. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 semester credit hours of bachelor's degree coursework as evidenced by official transcripts and master’s GPA of 3.5 or higher as evidenced by official transcripts.
    4. For Biomechanics specialization – Submission of GRE scores is highly recommended. For Exercise Physiology specialization - Submission of GRE scores is required. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    5. For international students, a test of English proficiency or exception. Please consult the School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology Graduate Advisor and the International Education Office prior to applying.

    For applicants who submit all required application materials but do not meet the minimum requirements for unconditional admission to the doctoral program (including not having a master's degree), provisional admission may be considered dependent upon the composite strength of the application materials. When provisional admission is granted, the admission letter from the Graduate School will specify the prerequisites and/or provisions a student must satisfy to advance to unconditional admission status. It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy all requirements to remove the provisional admission status. Once the provisional requirements are complete, the student must inform and provide evidence of requirement completion to the Associate Director for graduate programs and initiate a status change to unconditional admission. All provisional requirements must be satisfied before a student is permitted to proceed to the comprehensive exam.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School. In the application, specify degree and emphasis area.
    2. If required, take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWUSuspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Collect and submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to jtorres9@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Degree Sought. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Personal Statement Letter which describes the applicant’s academic and professional background, research goals, personal growth and development, future goals, and reasons for applying to the doctoral program; identifies a preferred faculty mentor; and discusses how their research interests align with the identified faculty mentor’s research agenda.
      • Professional resume/curriculum vitae evidencing appropriate academic background and relevant experience for graduate study.
      • One original 500-word integrated summary of three primary research articles relevant to the applicant’s research interest with the article PDFs attached.
    4. Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's ability to successfully complete a doctoral degree submitted by faculty members and/or employers as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to jtorres9@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and Degree Name (e.g. "Ph.D. in Health Studies") in the subject line.
    5. The School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology personnel will review all application materials to select applicants for an interview.

    Final admission decisions will be determined upon review of all application materials, successful interview completion, program capacity, and availability of graduate faculty mentorship.

    History & Political Science

    Admission to the History & Political Science Graduate Programs

    Program Contact

    Jacob Blosser, Ph.D.
    940-898-2141
    jblosser@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No fixed deadlines - Rolling admissions

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicant’s overall record should clearly reflect the ability to pursue advanced study, conduct research, and write effectively in the field selected.
    • Documentation of a strong preparation in the liberal arts.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.25 on last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work.
    • A minimum of 12 semester credit hours of upper-division undergraduate or graduate work in the major field.

    Applicants who do not meet the above prerequisites at the time of application may, under exceptional circumstances, be recommended for provisional admission by the department.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate files in ONE email to HistoryGov@twu.edu with the subject line "(Full Name) - Graduate Application". Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Writing sample
      • Curriculum vitae
      • Name and contact information for three references

    Admission to the Post-baccalaureate Certificate Programs in History & Political Science

    Program Contact

    Jacob Blosser, Ph.D.
    940-898-2141
    jblosser@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline, rolling admission

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor degree.
    • Applicant’s overall record should clearly reflect the ability to pursue advanced study, conduct research, and write effectively in the field selected.
    • Documentation of a strong preparation in the liberal arts.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.25 on last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work.

    Applicants who do not meet the above prerequisites at the time of application may, under exceptional circumstances, be recommended for provisional admission by the department.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate files in ONE email to HistoryGov@twu.edu with the subject line "(Full Name) - Graduate Certificate Application". Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • writing sample (college paper in any subject OR a 3-5 page personal statement that describes your goals) 
      • curriculum vita
      • Names and contact information from three references

    Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women in Politics

    Program Contact

    Jennifer Danley-Scott, Ph.D.
    940-898-4576
    jdanleyscott@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    April 30th

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicant’s overall record should clearly reflect the ability to pursue advanced study and write effectively.
    • Documentation of a strong preparation in the liberal arts.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.25 on last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work.

    Applicants who do not meet the above prerequisites at the time of application may, under exceptional circumstances, be recommended for provisional admission by the department.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate files in ONE email to HistoryGov@twu.edu with the subject line "(Full Name) - Women in Politics Certificate Application". Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Writing sample
      • Curriculum vitae
      • Name and contact information for three references

    Library and Information Studies, School of 

    Admission to the M.L.S. or M.A. in Library Science Programs

    Program Contact

    Mary Honard
    Admissions Coordinator
    940-898-2602
    slis@twu.edu

    Preferred Application Deadlines

    Fall - June 1
    Spring - November 1
    Summer - April 1

    Admission Requirements

    These requirements are suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have a previous graduate degree.
    • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School.
    • Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree at a foreign institution or whose U.S. undergraduate transcript does not provide a cumulative GPA are required to submit standardized test scores. Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Submit the following materials via email to slis@twu.edu, or by mail to TWU SLIS, P.O. Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current. 
      • A SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
      • Resume
      • 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
      • 3 professional reference letters sent via postal mail on official letterhead OR sent via email (to slis@twu.edu) directly from the reference.

    Those applying to the Dual Degree program (M.L.S. and M.S. in Health Studies) must also apply to the Department of Health Studies. For Health Studies admissions questions, please contact Jason Torres at jtorres9@twu.edu or 940-898-2864.

    Admission to the M.L.S. with S.L.C. Focus

    Program Contact

    Mary Honard
    Admissions Coordinator
    940-898-2602
    slis@twu.edu

    Preferred Application Deadlines

    Fall - June 1
    Spring - November 1
    Summer - April 1

    Degree Requirements

    These requirements are suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have a previous graduate degree.
    • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School.
    • Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree at a foreign institution or whose U.S. undergraduate transcript does not provide a cumulative GPA are required to submit standardized test scores. Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Submit the following materials via email to slis@twu.edu, or by mail to TWU SLIS, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current.
      • SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
      • A resume
      • A 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
      • 3 professional reference letters sent via postal mail on official letterhead OR sent via email to slis@twu.edu directly from the reference

    Additional Requirement: Apply to the TWU Educator Preparation Program. For Texas School Librarian Certification information, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services at 940-898-2829 or email Linda Kobler at lkobler@twu.edu.

    Admission to the Certificate in Evidence-​Based Health Science Librarianship

    Program Contact

    Mary Honard
    Admissions Coordinator
    940-898-2602
    slis@twu.edu

    Preferred Application Deadlines

    Fall - June 1
    Spring - November 1
    Summer - April 1

    Degree Requirements

    • Applicants for the certificate program must meet one of the following two conditions:
      • Possession of a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in a discipline in Nursing, Health Sciences, or Library Science; OR
      • Admission to a graduate degree program in the TWU College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, or School of Library and Information Studies.

    The requirements below are suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have a previous graduate degree.
    • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School.
    • Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree at a foreign institution or whose U.S. undergraduate transcript does not provide a cumulative GPA are required to submit standardized test scores. Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Submit the following materials via email to slis@twu.edu, or by mail to TWU SLIS, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current. 
      • SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
      • A resume
      • A 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
      • 3 professional reference letters sent via mail on official letterhead OR sent via email to slis@twu.edu directly from the reference

    Admission to the Certificate in School Librarianship

    Program Contact

    Mary Honard
    Admissions Coordinator
    940-898-2602
    slis@twu.edu

    Preferred Application Deadlines

    Fall - June 1
    Spring - November 1
    Summer - April 1

    Degree Requirements

    These requirements are suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have a previous graduate degree.
    • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School.
    • Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree at a foreign institution or whose U.S. undergraduate transcript does not provide a cumulative GPA are required to submit standardized test scores. Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Submit the following materials via email to slis@twu.edu, or by mail to TWU SLIS, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current.
      • SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
      • A resume
      • A 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
      • 3 professional reference letters sent via postal mail on official letterhead OR sent via email to slis@twu.edu directly from the reference

    Additional Requirement: Apply to the TWU Educator Preparation Program. For Texas School Librarian Certification information, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services at 940-898-2829 or email Linda Kobler at lkobler@twu.edu.

    Literacy & Learning

    Admission to the M.A. or M.Ed. in Literacy & Learning

    Program Contact

    Patricia Watson, Ph.D.
    Department Chair
    940-898-2227
    pwatson2@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline - Rolling admission

    Admission Requirements

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous undergraduate and graduate coursework.
    • No GRE required.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to applyreading@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(OUR FIRST NAME)-Master's Application. Please attach all items as PDFs.Vita
      1. Resume
      2. A one-to-two-page narrative answering the following questions:
        • What does 'literacy learning' mean to you?
        • What do you think are the greatest challenges for someone holding a Reading Specialist position?
        • What do you think current and past colleagues and employers would tell us about you as an educator?
        • Provide three examples of how you led and/or participated in collaborative activities with others (e.g., colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, parents, students?
        • Provide a statement of your proficiency with technology and what tools you find useful in your classroom.

    Admission to the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

    Program Contact

    Sharla Snider, PhD
    940-898-2684
    ssnider@twu.edu 

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline - Rolling admissions

    Admission Requirements

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to applyece@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME)-M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Vita/Resume
      • Letter of Recommendation
      • Letter of intent - 500 word essay/goals statement that meets the following expectations:
        • The page layout should meet APA standards.
        • It should reflect your academic writing skills and have a professional tone.
        • It should include the date it was written and your name and return address.
        • The first paragraph should identify:
          • Who you are.
          • What degree program you are seeking.
          • What degree(s) you have already earned and include where you earned the degree(s).
        • The body of the letter should identify:
          • Your professional goals.
          • Why you believe that a degree from the Early Childhood Education and Development program at Texas Woman’s University will help you reach your goals.
          • Topics in child development and early childhood education that you are particularly interested in and/or passionate about.
          • Any faculty members that you would like to work with and explain why you would like to work with them.
          • Your strengths and skills that will help you to be successful in the program.
          • How you plan to use the degree after graduating.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Literacy & Learning

    Program Contact

    Patricia Watson, Ph.D.
    Department Chair
    940-898-2227
    pwatson2@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No Deadlines, rolling admission

    Admission Requirements

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous undergraduate and graduate courses.

    How to apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to applyreading@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME)-Ph.D. Reading Education. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Vita/resume
      • 3 letters of recommendation
      • Professional writing sample (may be a paper written in a master's class)
      • A one-to-two-page narrative answering the following questions:
        • What does ‘literacy learning’ mean to you?
        • What do you think are the greatest challenges for literacy educators today?
        • What do you think current and past colleagues and employers would tell us about you as an educator?
        • Provide three examples of how you led and/or participated in collaborative activities with others (e.g., colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, parents, students?
        • Provide a statement of your proficiency with technology and what tools you find useful in your classroom.

    Master of Arts in Teaching

    Admission to the M.A.T. (Interdisciplinary)

    Program Contact

    Becky Fredrickson, Ph.D
    MAT/PBITC Program Director
    940-898-2829
    MAT@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – July 15
    Spring – November 1
    Summer – April 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
      • a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought, unless certification sought is for mathematics or science at or above Grade 7; or
      • 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought if the certification sought is for mathematics or science at or above Grade 7; or
      • a passing score on the appropriate TX PACT examination
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university;
    • A 2.75 cumulative GPA on all coursework on the last conferred bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 on the last 60 hours of coursework (includes all coursework taken even if it did not count for your initial degree);
    • Demonstrate English language proficiency by fulfilling one of the following requirements;
      • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States, not including US Territories;
      • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree earned at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States approved by the State for Educator Certification (SBEC); or
      • Verification of minimum scaled scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). To have scores submitted directly to TEA use the agency code 8225. Minimum scores: Speaking-24, Listening-22, Reading-22, Writing-21.
      • Background checks will be required for early field experiences, student teaching experiences, and for certification in the state of Texas. Teacher candidates pay all fees incurred. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony must identify themselves on the criminal background application form. Applicants who fail to disclose a personal felony conviction will be removed from the educator preparation program. If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor and would like to check your eligibility for teaching, you can go to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website. On this page, you will find a Preliminary Criminal History Review for Educator Certification Candidates for a non-refundable fee. This service will allow those individuals who are contemplating obtaining a Texas Teacher Certificate in the future, the opportunity to have a review of an existing criminal history performed by agency staff.

    Failure to provide any documentation upon request by an agency, program, or school may result in the candidate’s inability to complete field experiences and the requirements for the TWU Educator Preparation Program Education.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Complete the application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program.
    3. Submit a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee.
    4. Successfully complete a pre-admission interview with an interview panel.
    5. Sign a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics.
    6. Applicants who are offered admission must acknowledge and accept admission to the Educator Preparation Program. 

    Mathematics and Computer Science Department

    Admission to the M.S. in Mathematics & M.S. in Mathematics Teaching

    Program Contact

    Dr. Don Edwards
    940-898-3275
    dedwards@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline - Rolling

    Application Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours
    • Grade of C or higher in the following courses
      • two semesters of introductory calculus,
      • two additional departmentally approved advanced mathematics courses

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation on institutional or organization letterhead to the department at mathcs@twu.edu or mail to: TWU Math and Computer Science Graduate Program, P.O. Box 425886, Denton, TX 76204-5886.

    Admission to the M.S. in Informatics

    Program Contact

    Dr. Don Edwards
    940-898-3275
    dedwards@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline - Rolling

    Application Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours
    • Demonstrate skills and competencies in information and communication technology as evident in work experience or prior coursework.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to mathcs@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Informatics. Please attach all items as PDFs. You may also mail the materials to: TWU Math and Computer Science Graduate Program, P.O. Box 425886, Denton, TX 76204-5886.
      • Statement of intent and career goals in informatics provided in an essay no longer than two pages.
      • Resume
    3. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation on institutional or organization letterhead to the department at mathcs@twu.edu or mail to: TWU Math and Computer Science Graduate Program, P.O. Box 425886, Denton, TX 76204-5886.

    Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies Department

    Admission to the M.A. in Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies

    Program Contact

    Dr. Agatha Beins
    940-898-2119
    womenstudies@twu.edu 

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline - Rolling

    Admission Requirements

    • 3.0 GPA with supporting coursework in the liberal arts and sciences or interdisciplinary studies.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to womenstudies@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-MA in MWGS. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • A written statement about the applicant’s background, interests, and goals and how TWU's M.A. program in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies can assist the applicant in meeting these goals. The statement should be approximately 1,000 words.
      • A writing sample, preferably from an academic course, that is at least 1,300 words and does not exceed 2,600 words (excluding notes and references).
    3. Two references (preferably professors) familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional work should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to womenstudies@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "MA in MWGS" in the subject line.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies

    Program Contact

    Dr. AnaLouise Keating
    940-898-2119
    womenstudies@twu.edu 

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – February 15 (priority review), May 1

    Admission Requirements

    Unconditional Admission:

    • A completed master’s degree.
    • A grade point average of 3.5 or above on prior graduate-level course work.

    Provisional Admission:

    Admission to the Ph.D. program in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies may also be awarded on a provisional basis. Applicants who do not meet the unconditional criteria for admission, but who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on prior graduate-level course work, may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Additional factors that may be considered in the provisional decision include the following:

    • scores on the Graduate Record Examination
    • scholarly activities, and/or
    • professional leadership activities.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to womenstudies@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Ph.D. in MWGS. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Statement of purpose: a short essay (approximately 1,000 words) discussing the applicant’s personal and professional goals and how TWU’s Ph.D. program in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies can assist the applicant in meeting these goals.
      • A writing sample: an academic paper not to exceed 6,500 words, not including notes and references.
      • Current curriculum vitae or resumé.
    3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can address the applicant’s past academic performance and future academic potential in the field of MWGS submitted as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to womenstudies@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "Ph.D. in MWGS" in the subject line.

    Admission to the P.B. Certificate in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies

    Program Contact

    Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham
    940-898-2119
    womenstudies@twu.edu 

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline - Rolling

    How to Apply

    Students entering TWU only for the Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies should:

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Submit a statement of purpose (500-700 words) to womenstudies@twu.edu, describing the relationship of the Graduate Certificate to the student's intellectual and professional goals.

    Students already admitted to another graduate program at TWU should:

    1. Submit a letter requesting admission and a statement of purpose (500-700 words) to womenstudies@twu.edu,  describing the relationship of the Certificate to their intellectual and professional goals.

    Music & Theatre Department

    Admission to the M.A. in Music (Education, Pedagogy, or Performance)

    Program Contact

    Dr. Pamela Youngblood
    940-898-2495
    pyoungblood@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline, rolling admission

    Admission Requirements

    • Graduate students take placement examinations in music history and music theory/aural skills at the beginning of the first year of graduate course work. Appropriate keyboard skills required of the major emphasis will be tested during the first term of enrollment.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Performance or Pedagogy track students:
      • Fill out the online TWU Music Audition Application via Acceptd.
      • A letter of recommendation from your current private teacher or ensemble director will be required for each application. The letter must be received prior to your audition date and must be submitted by the letter writer through the Acceptd platform.
      • Audition on the primary instrument.
    3. All students must take the Placement Exam prior to the beginning of the first semester of registration.

    Admission to the Master of Music Therapy

    Program Contact

    Dr. Pamela Youngblood
    940-898-2495
    pyoungblood@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No deadline, rolling admission

    Admission requirements

    • Bachelor's in Music Therapy

    Students with a bachelor's in Music may be granted provisional admittance with the stipulation that a student completes all equivalency coursework and clinical experience that make them eligible for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Meet with the Music Therapy faculty.
      • Master’s Equivalency Applicants: Individuals interested in a career in music therapy will meet individually with one of the music therapy faculty. Interested students will engage in an interview and demonstrate music skills with a music therapy faculty member. Students will perform TWO songs, each from a different genre of music. At least one piece of music should be you accompanying yourself vocally with a chosen instrument. Both pieces of music should be non-classical. 
      • Master of Music Therapy Applicants: Individuals interested in pursuing the advanced degree of MMT will meet individually with one of the music therapy faculty.  During this interview, students will share two live and contrasting songs and discuss goals, context, and other relevant rationale surrounding songs.  Applicants should come prepared to discuss their career goals, insights about themselves, and music skills using piano/voice and guitar/voice. Music performed should be non-classical and highlight your clinical musicianship. 

    Additionally, if the applicant wishes to be considered for performance-based scholarships:

     

    1. Fill out the online TWU Music Audition Application via Acceptd.
    2. A letter of recommendation from your current private teacher or ensemble director will be required for each application. The letter must be received prior to your audition date and must be submitted by the letter writer through the Acceptd platform.
    3. Audition on the primary instrument.

     

    Admission to the M.A. in Theatre

    Program Contact

    Noah Lelek, Ph.D.
    940.898.2521
    nlelek@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – July 31
    Spring – November 30
    Summer – April 30

    Admission Requirements

    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to nlelek@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-M.A. in Theatre. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Letter of intent/application
      • Sample of academic writing
      • Resume or CV
    3. Complete an audition and/or design portfolio. (Optional)
    4. Complete an interview.

    Nursing, College of

    Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing

    Program Contacts

    Denton – Trina Minix
    Enrollment Counselor
    940-287-3571

    Dallas & Houston – Dr. Susan Quisenberry
    940-898-2401
    squisenberry@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Nurse Practitioner
    Fall-May 1
    Spring – September 15

    Nurse Educator 
    Fall-July 1
    Spring- December 1

    Nursing Health Systems Management
    Fall-July 1
    Spring-September 15

    Admission Requirements

    • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

    • Basic statistics course

    • BS or BSN degree from a nationally accredited nursing program

    • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work

    Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

    For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

    Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education. 

    Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.

    The generic-mirrored “Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing” accordion above will be deleted and replaced on the Nursing webpages once the information in the M.S.N (Practitioner, Education, HSM) and PM Certification accordions below are finalized and approved.

    Admission to the M.S.N. (Nurse Practitioner)

    Program Contacts

    Denton – Trina Minix, Enrollment Counselor
    940-287-3571
    Trina.Minix@onlinenursing.twu.edu

    Dallas & Houston – Dr. Susan Quisenberry
    940-898-2409
    squisenberry@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall - May 1
    Spring - September 15

    Admission Requirements

    • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

    • Basic statistics course

    • BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program

    • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work

    Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

    For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

    Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education. 

    Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.

    Admission to the M.S.N. (Nursing Education)

    Program Contacts

    Dr. Elaine Wilson
    214-689-6531
    cwilson@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall-July 1
    Spring- December 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

    • Basic statistics course

    • BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program

    • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work

    Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

    For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

    Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education. 

    Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.

    Admission to the M.S.N. (Health Systems Management)

    NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING STUDENTS

    Program Contacts

    Dr. Robin Toms
    713-794-2177
    rtoms@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall-July 1
    Spring-September 15

    Admission Requirements

    • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

    • Basic statistics course

    • BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program

    • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work

    Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

    For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

    Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education. 

    Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.

    Admission to the Nursing Post-master’s Certification

    Program Contacts

    Denton - Susan Quisenberry, MSN Program Director
    940-898-2401
    squisenberry@twu.edu

    Dallas - Dr. Elaine Wilson, Track Coordinator - Nursing Education
    214-689-6515
    cwilson@twu.edu

    Houston - Susan Quisenberry, MSN Program Director
    940-898-2401
    squisenberry@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Nurse Practitioner
    Fall - May 1
    Spring - September 15

    Nurse Educator 
    Fall - July 1
    Spring - December 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

    • Basic statistics course

    • BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program

    • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work

    Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

    For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

    Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education. 

    Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.

    Admission to Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

    Program Contact

    Dr. Cheryl Thaxton
    D.N.P. Program Director
    214-689-6568
    cthaxton@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall - May 1
    Spring - September 15

    Admission Requirements

    • Successful completion of a master’s degree in a nursing program from a nationally accredited program (e.g., Nursing Education, Nursing Health Systems Management, Public Health Nursing, Nursing Informatics).
    • Current U.S. RN license (unencumbered).
    • If applicable, must have an unencumbered APRN license; APRN certification (nationally accredited) or eligibility to be recognized as an APRN in any state.
    • Graduate-level Research course.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on all prior graduate-level coursework for unconditional admission. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis.
    • Interview may be required (virtual).

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to the DNP Program Director with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME)-Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Letter addressing professional goals
      • Curriculum vita or resume
    3. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to the DNP Program Director. Recommenders should include student name and "Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)" in the subject line.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Nursing

    Program Contacts

    Dr. Sandra Cesario
    Director, Ph.D. Program
    713-794-2110
    scesario@twu.edu

    Dr. Mikyoung Lee
    Associate Director, Ph.D. Program
    940-898-2424
    mlee27@twu.edu

    Application Deadline

    February 1, every year

    Admission Requirements

    • Current U.S. RN license (unencumbered) and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
      • Nursing credentials for international students will be assessed individually.
    • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or bachelor’s degree in related field and entry-level nursing master’s degree.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate study and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work.
    • Graduate-level research course*
    • Graduate-level nursing theory course*

    *Provisional admission may be granted to students who have not taken a master’s level nursing theory and/or research course. Unconditional admission will be granted upon completing a master’s level nursing theory and/or research course with a minimum grade of B.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School and submit official transcripts to the Office of Admission Processing. 
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate PFD files in ONE email to the Ph.D. Program Director or Associate Director with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME)-Ph.D. in Nursing. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Curriculum vita or resume
      • A scholarly essay (1,000-1,500 word limit) that describes:
        1. Professional goals
        2. How a Ph.D. will help achieve professional goals
        3. Potential area of research interest
        4. How TWU is a match for your research interest, and
        5. Accomplishments or experiences that you are proud of
    3. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to the Ph.D. Program Director or Associate Director. Recommenders should include student name and "Ph.D. in Nursing" in the subject line.

    Admission to the D.N.P. to Ph.D. Bridge

    Program Contact

    Online Program
    Dr. Mikyoung Lee
    940-898-2424
    Mlee27@twu.edu

    Houston Program
    Dr. Sandra Cesario
    713-794-2110
    scesario@twu.edu

    Application Deadline

    • Fall - February 1

    Admission Requirements

    1. Current U.S. RN license (unencumbered) (Nursing credentials for International students will be assessed individually).
    2. Statistics course.
    3. Evidence of graduation from a DNP program offered by a regionally-accredited university with national certification in nursing preferred.
    4. A minimum GPA of 3.5 in the DNP program for unconditional admission.
    5. Applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours coursework may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to the Program Coordinator with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME)-D.N.P. to Ph.D. Bridge. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Letter addressing professional goals and research interest
      • Curriculum vita or resume
    3. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to the Program Coordinator. Recommenders should include student name and "D.N.P. to Ph.D. Bridge" in the subject line.

    Nutrition and Food Sciences Department

    Admission to the M.S. in Nutrition

    Program Contact

    Monique LeMieux, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    nutrfdsci@twu.edu
    940-898-2636

    Application Deadlines

    Fall — June 15
    Spring — October 1
    Summer — April 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Undergraduate semester credit hour prerequisites, including
      • Chemistry, including Organic and Biochemistry (9-12 hours)
      • Human Anatomy and Physiology (3-4 hours)
      • Introduction to Nutrition (3 hours)
      • Upper-level Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients and Nutrition through the Lifecycle (6-9 hours)
    • Preferred minimum GRE score of 143 verbal and 141 quantitative; GMAT 330 total or verbal score of 21 and quantitative score or 17; or MCAT total score of 500-507 (125-126 critical analysis/reading; biological and biochemical foundations of living systems: 125-126. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 undergraduate semester credit hours and all post-baccalaureate and graduate semester credit hours.

    Applicants who meet the above criteria with exception of GPA may qualify for provisional admission if they have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) on the last 60 undergraduate semester credit hours. If the applicant has previously earned graduate credits from TWU or another regionally accredited graduate program, the first 12 credit hours completed will be considered in lieu of the last 60 undergraduate hours.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (or alternate test identified above.) Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    Admission to the M.S. in Exercise and Sports Nutrition

    Program Contact

    Shane Broughton, PhD, (ESN Denton)
    Chair & Professor
    OMB 307
    kbroughton@twu.edu
    940-898-2637

    Wesley Tucker, PhD, (ESN Houston)
    Assistant Professor
    713-794-2379
    WTucker1@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall — June 15
    Spring — October 1
    Summer — April 1

    * Our department has rolling admission for all of our graduate programs, however, to ensure a proper start time, we recommend having your application completed by the dates listed above.

    Admission Requirements

    • Undergraduate semester credit hour prerequisites, including
      • Chemistry, including Organic and Biochemistry (9-12 hours)
      • Human Anatomy and Physiology (3-4 hours)
      • Introduction to Nutrition (3 hours)
      • Upper-level Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients and Nutrition through the Lifecycle (6-9 hours)
    • Preferred minimum GRE score of 143 verbal and 141 quantitative; GMAT 330 total or verbal score of 21 and quantitative score or 17; or MCAT total score of 500-507 (125-126 critical analysis/reading; biological and biochemical foundations of living systems: 125-126. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 undergraduate semester credit hours and all post-baccalaureate and graduate semester credit hours.

    Applicants who meet the above criteria with exception of GPA may qualify for provisional admission if they have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) on the last 60 undergraduate semester credit hours. If the applicant has previously earned graduate credits from TWU or another regionally accredited graduate program, the first 12 credit hours completed will be considered in lieu of the last 60 undergraduate hours.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (or alternate test identified above.) Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    Admission to the M.S. in Food Science and Flavor Chemistry

    Program Contact

    Xiaofen Du
    940-898-2667
    xdu@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall — June 15
    Spring — October 1
    Summer — April 1

    * Our department has rolling admission for all of our graduate programs; however, to ensure a proper start time, we recommend having your application completed by the dates listed above.

    Admission Requirements

    • Undergraduate semester credit hour prerequisites, including
      • Chemistry (9-12 hours)
      • Food Science (6-9 hours)
    • Preferred minimum GRE score of 143 verbal and 141 quantitative; GMAT 330 total or verbal score of 21 and quantitative score or 17; or MCAT total score of 500-507 (125-126 critical analysis/reading; biological and biochemical foundations of living systems: 125-126). Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 undergraduate semester credit hours and all post-baccalaureate and graduate semester credit hours.

    Applicants who meet the above criteria with exception of GPA may qualify for provisional admission if they have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) on the last 60 undergraduate semester credit hours. If the applicant has previously earned graduate credits from TWU or another regionally accredited graduate program, the first 12 credit hours completed will be considered in lieu of the last 60 undergraduate hours.

    Applicants who meet all other requirements but lack up to 9 semester credit hours of prerequisite undergraduate courses may be admitted provisionally to this program. They will complete all 9 semester credit hours during the first two semesters of graduate work.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (or alternate test identified above.) Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Submit A two-page personal statement of interest specific to the area of flavor chemistry as a PDF file to NFSGradAdvising@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME)-M.S. in Food Science and Flavor Chemistry.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Nutrition

    Program Contact

    Monique LeMieux, Ph.D.
    940-898-2712
    mlemieux@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall — June 15
    Spring — October 1
    Summer — April 1

    * Our department has rolling admission for all of our graduate programs; however, to ensure a proper start time, we recommend having your application completed by the dates listed above.

    Admission Requirements

    • Undergraduate semester credit hour prerequisites, including:
      • Chemistry, including Organic and Biochemistry (9-12 hours)
      • Human Anatomy and Physiology (3-4 hours)
      • Introduction to Nutrition (3 hours)
      • Upper-level Nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients and Nutrition through the Lifecycle (6-9 hours)
    • MS degree (or equivalent to US MS degree) and exhibit research experience that is equivalent to a thesis.
    • Minimum 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) for the last 60 semester credit hours and all post-baccalaureate and graduate coursework.
    • Preferred minimum GRE score of 150 (450 original) and quantitative score of 146 (550 original); MCAT total score of 500-507 (125-126 critical analysis/reading; biological and biochemical foundations of living systems: 125-126); GMAT 430 total or verbal score of 27 and quantitative score of 23; or MCAT total score of 500-507 (125-126 critical analysis/reading; biological and biochemical foundations of living systems: 125-126). Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    Applicants who meet all other requirements but lack up to 9 semester credit hours of prerequisite undergraduate courses may be admitted provisionally to this program. They will complete all 9 semester credit hours during the first two semesters of graduate work.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (or alternate test identified above.) Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Collect and submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to NFSGradAdvising@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME)-Doctoral Program. Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Statement of purpose (one to two pages) that includes reasons for undertaking graduate work, explanation of study and research interests (including desired advisor), research/work experience, and professional goals.
      • CV or resume providing evidence of prior education, work experience, and research experience (PDF). Research experience should include any prior presentations or publications to which the applicant made significant contributions as well as any expertise in research techniques.
      • Two letters of reference. At least one must be academic in nature.

    Occupational Therapy, School of

    Admission to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (entry-level)

    Program Contact

    ot@twu.edu

    Admission Deadlines

    The program begins once a year in the summer session. Applications are accepted the preceding year.

    • July 1 – Apply Texas application opens
    • July 22 – Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) application opens
    • October 1 – Final deadline (CST 11 pm) – OTCAS application must be complete and all documents received. It is strongly recommended that applicants submit by September to allow for timely verification.

    If you are applying on or near October 1st, you will want to make certain that you have submitted your OTCAS and Applytexas applications with transcripts sent to both OTCAS and TWU.  Please scroll down to the “How to Apply” section for important details.

    If your application process is complete, you should get an email saying that it has been sent to the admissions committee for review, so please check your email regularly.  In early November you will receive another email regarding application status and possibly an invitation for an interview.

    Admission Requirements

    • Baccalaureate degree completed at the time of enrollment.
    • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 calculated on the last 60 credit hours of your bachelor’s degree at the time of application (no post-bac hours will be included in the last 60), or minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on 12 or more graduate credit hours.
    • Report from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) taken within five years of application date. This requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Prerequisite courses GPA of 3.0 or higher and no grade below C. Advanced Placement credit will not be accepted. All prerequisite courses must be completed at the time of application. For prerequisite equivalency approvals, email ot@twu.edu the course title, university attended, and course description (required). Prerequisite Courses:
      • Elementary Statistics
      • Anatomy and Physiology I & II Lecture / Lab
      • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
      • Abnormal Psychology
    • Competency in Medical Terminology demonstrated by a passing grade in a medical terminology course (college credit or continuing education certificate). This may be submitted after acceptance, prior to OTD program entry.
    • Complete a minimum of 20 contact hours with one licensed occupational therapist within two years of application.
      • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may have less than the required minimum of 20 observation hours. It is highly recommended that applicants who have not met the observation hours visit www.AOTA.org to review the "Education & Careers" and the"Practice" information. Here applicants can learn more about the profession and areas where occupational therapists work which may assist in responding to the application essay and interview.
    • A minimum of three evaluator references.  One reference must be from the licensed occupational therapist the applicant conducted their minimum 20 contact hours with. The other two evaluators should be academic and/or professional references.  Applicants should select evaluators that will show their breadth of experience from different sites or institutions.
      • Applicants who were unable to meet the minimum contact hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic are may select an alternate professional evaluator who can attest to their suitability for a career in healthcare.
    • All students in the TWU OTD Program must comply with background checks, random drug screening, and immunization requirements in order to progress through experiential learning and fieldwork.

    TWU Alumni Advantage Admission Requirements

    Texas Woman’s University students or graduates who qualify may apply for an Alumni Advantage into the OTD program. In addition to the above requirements, the Alumni Advantage Admission requires:

    • Texas Woman’s University baccalaureate degree be completed at the time of enrollment with a Pre-OT track degree plan in Child Development, Family Studies, Health Studies, Kinesiology Exercise Science, or Psychology.
    • A minimum of 30 hours completed at Texas Woman’s University at the time of application.
    • Overall GPA of 3.7 on the last 60 credit hours at the time of application.
    • Prerequisite courses GPA of 3.5 or higher and no grade below B.
    • One of the evaluator references must be from a TWU faculty member in the pre-OT major under whom the applicant has completed a course of study.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School. IMPORTANT: When you complete the Apply Texas application, you must select:
      • Target University: Texas Woman’s University (Denton)
      • Semester of Entry: Summer (for the following year)
      • Major: Occupational Therapy (OTD-Entry Level) with your campus of choice - Denton, Dallas, or Houston.
        • Do not submit multiple applications for different campuses.  Only one application will be considered.  The campus designation you select may not be the campus to which you are assigned and can be changed internally as needed.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (code 2215). This requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    3. Submit TOEFL and TSE/Test A (if applicable).
    4. Apply to The TWU School of Occupational Therapy through OTCAS. If you experience technical difficulty completing the OTCAS application, visit the OTCAS help page.
      • Use a permanent email address when applying to OTCAS.
      • Observation hours must be manually entered into OTCAS. Backup documentation is not required.
      • Notify the three Evaluators they will receive a reference request from OTCAS. Applicants are encouraged to follow-up with evaluators to ensure the references are submitted prior to the deadline.

    Technology Requirements for the Program 

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy

    Program Contact

    Dr. Patricia Bowyer
    Professor and Coordinator of Post Professional Programs
    713-794-2130
    pbowyer@twu.edu

    Admission Deadlines

    Applications are accepted at any time, but best consideration will be given to those received by April 15 prior to the desired Summer or Fall start date.  Admissions to our graduate programs are competitive.  Applicants must complete all steps in order to be considered for admission.

    Admission Requirements

    • Initial certification as an occupational therapist by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  Graduates from non-U.S. baccalaureate programs, recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists who otherwise meet admission requirements, need not be certified by the NBCOT to pursue the Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy.
    • Graduate-level degree
    • 3.2 minimum GPA in graduate-level work
    • Original score report from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) taken within 10 years of application date. 
    • Satisfactory English language proficiency score (if applicable)

    Graduates from non-U.S. baccalaureate programs, recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists who otherwise meet admission requirements, need not be certified by the NBCOT to pursue the Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy.

    How to Apply

    The Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy at TWU is based on a mentorship model. Applicants must first match research interests and speak directly with a potential faculty mentor from the Ph.D. faculty in occupational therapy before applying to the program. Please contact Patricia Bowyer at pbowyer@twu.edu to begin the faculty mentor match. After a faculty mentor has been identified and approved, complete the following steps:

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (Code 6826). 
    3. Complete the School of OT PhD Application and Essay (PDF) and submit along with a current resume to pbowyer@twu.edu.
    4. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to pbowyer@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy" in the subject line.
    5. Participate in an admissions committee interview.
    6. Complete a Faculty Mentor Agreement.

    Technology Requirements for the Program 

    Physical Therapy, School of

    Admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (Professional)

    Program Contact

    Mary Beth Daugherty
    Admissions Coordinator
    940-898-2460
    PT@twu.edu / Mdaugherty@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    October 15 @ 11 CST  (9 months before the program begins). The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) application opens July 1st (one year in advance).  All materials must be received by TWU and PTCAS.  The DPT program only begins in the Fall semester.

    The application review cycle begins in July.  Students will receive an email of acceptance or alternate notice no earlier than mid-December.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants may be in the process of completing prerequisites and bachelor’s degree when applying. If accepted, the student must have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree and all outstanding prerequisites in order to enroll.

    • Baccalaureate degree in any major.
    • Required Prerequisites completed with a grade of C or higher before the program begins (recommended that no more than three are outstanding at the time of application).
    • Prerequisite Math & Science GPA above 3.0 using the latest grades in: Chemistry I & II with labs, Physics I & II with labs, Anatomy & Physiology I & II with labs, and Algebra (or higher, statistics not accepted)
    • Overall GPA above 3.0 (includes original and retake grades of all college courses) as calculated in PTCAS.
    • Last 60 semester credit hours above 3.0 as calculated in PTCAS. This will include all post-bachelors or masters credits before the bachelor’s degree. Calculation ends where 59-60 credits fall and includes whole semesters (range can be 59-73 hours.)
    • General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Must be completed within the last 5 years.  Super scoring is utilized - the highest score in each area of all exams. 
    • A minimum of 80 hours observing two physical therapists from differently owned facilities (40 hours with each PT). Applicants must have both inpatient (Minimum 20 hours) and outpatient experiences. Documentation is through PTCAS.
    • Current BLS certifications in CPR and AED from the American Heart Association completed before entering the program.
    • Immunizations received before entering the program as required by the state of Texas, including 3-Hepatitis B, Tdap (within 9 years), 2-MMR, 2-varicella or titer, TB test (expires after 12 months), and Hepatitis C testing. In addition, a flu shot is required in the fall of every year while in the program .
    • Testing for drugs and a criminal background check.
    • International students or if your bachelor’s degree is from a country where the official language is other than English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English tests and achieve scores of at least 24-writing, 26-speaking, 21-reading comprehension, and 18-listening comprehension - Total 89. For a list of exempt countries and the TOEFL exemption form visit the TWU International Student Admission website.

    How to Apply - Two Part Process

    Part I: Apply to TWU

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School. When completing the Apply Texas Application select:
      • Semester Applying: Fall (if Fall is not listed, choose Spring)
      • Campus: TWU Denton
      • Major: Physical Therapy Entry DPT (DAL) or Physical Therapy Entry DPT (HOU). Do not select Post Professional.
      • Degree-seeking and Ultimate Degree: Doctoral
    2. Create a TWU Portal account 48 hours after you submit your application (https://portal.twu.edu). Locate your TWU Colleague ID# at the top of the page when you log in (seven digits generally beginning with a 1). Record this ID # to be added later on the PTCAS application in the Supplemental area.
    3. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores using PTCAS Code 1673 (this will submit to PTCAS and TWU). Take the exam before September 24 for scores to arrive by the October 15 deadline. 
    4. Have official TOEFL scores sent to TWU using Code 6826 (if applicable).
    5. Send transcripts from all schools to both TWU and PTCAS.
      • TWU Admissions Processing; P.O. Box 425649; Denton, TX 76204 (or oap@twu.edu)
      • PTCAS; P.O. Box 9112; Watertown, MA 02471

    Part II: Complete the PTCAS Application Process

    1. Complete the online Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) application (opens July 1st - a year in advance)
    2. Include Additional Supplemental materials as outlined on PTCAS application:
      • Interest letter for TWU
      • Resume
      • Documentation of Observation Hours
      • Three letters of recommendation (From two PT’s and one professor or employer)
      • Campus preference: Dallas or Houston
      • TWU Colleague ID#

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Physical Therapy

    Program Contact

    Mary Beth Daugherty
    940-898-2460
    PT@twu.edu / MDaugherty@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Applicants interested in the Ph.D. program may apply at any time.

    Recommended/preferred deadlines:

    Fall - January 15
    Spring - August 1
    Summer - January 15

    Admission Requirements

    • Proof of graduation from an approved Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited program or equivalent entry-level physical therapy program.
      A license to practice physical therapy in the United States or a minimum of 24 months of full-time clinical practice (beyond that required for entry-level education) within the last 3 years preferred.
    • A master's degree or clinical doctorate (DPT) is required from accredited programs; however, the masters can be in a related area (not necessarily physical therapy). Degrees must be completed before beginning the Ph.D.
    • A basic course in statistics within the last 10 years.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • All coursework from a foreign university must be evaluated by TWU’s International Education evaluator to establish U.S. equivalencies.
    • International students or if your bachelor’s degree is from a country where the official language is other than English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English tests and achieve scores of at least 24-writing, 26-speaking, 21-reading comprehension, and 18-listening comprehension - Total 89. For a list of exempt countries and the TOEFL exemption form visit the TWU International Student Admission website.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School. When completing the Apply Texas Application select:
      • Campus: TWU Denton
      • Major: Post Professional Ph.D. (DAL) or Post Professions Ph.D. (HOU)
    2. Have official TOEFL scores sent to TWU using Code 6826 (if applicable).
    3. Collect and submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to PT@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-(Ph.D. in Physical Therapy). Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Copy of PT license.
      • A written statement indicating the current focus of professional and research interests including an evaluation of personal strengths and weaknesses.
      • Resume/curriculum vitae.
    4. Two recommenders, preferably from the latest employer and/or faculty from the last school attended, should directly submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to PT@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "Ph.D. in Physical Therapy" in the subject line.
    5. An interview is required. An interview by telephone or with technology may be arranged if circumstances preclude an on-site interview.

    Opportunities for clinical research while at TWU are limited for students not licensed in Texas. However, research can be completed in another state or country. In addition, we can advise graduate students about seeking licensure in Texas.

    The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredits entry-level Physical Therapy (DPT and PTA) programs only.  CAPTE does not accredit post-professional programs.

    Admission to the P.B. Certificate in Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy

    Program Contact

    Merri Leigh Johnson, PT, DPT, NCS
    214-689-7722
    mjohnson3@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – July 15
    Spring – December 1
    Summer –April 15

    Admissions Requirements

    • Proof of graduation from an approved (CAPTE accredited or equivalent) entry-level physical therapy program.
    • A license to practice physical therapy in the United States.
    • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work.
    • GRE scores are not However, the applicant has the option of submitting scores voluntarily. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    • Applicants with an International degree may be required to submit a minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL tests. (Please refer to the TWU International Education website for requirements and exemptions). The School of Physical Therapy requires TOEFL scores of at least 24-writing, 26-speaking, 21-reading comprehension, and 18-listening comprehension.

    Note: A certificate program is not a full-time program, therefore, applicants on a visa are ineligible to apply.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWUSuspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Take TOEFL exam, if applicable. (Use code 6826)
    4. Email a copy of your Physical Therapy license to PT@twu.edu

    Admission to the P.B Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women's Health PT

    Program Contact

    Mary Thompson, PT, PhD
    214-689-7713
    MThompson@twu.edu

    Additional Contact: Mary Beth Daugherty
    940-898-2460
    PT@twu.edu

    Application Deadline (Classes begin in Spring)

    Foreign-educated physical therapists – April 15
    U.S.-educated physical therapists – May 1
    TWU Alumni – June 1

    Degree Requirements

    • Proof of graduation from an approved (CAPTE accredited or equivalent) entry-level physical therapy program.
    • A license to practice physical therapy in the United States.
    • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work.
    • GRE scores are not required. Applicants have the option of submitting scores voluntarily. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    • Applicants with an International degree may be required to submit a minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL tests.  The School of Physical Therapy requires TOEFL scores of at least 24-writing, 26-speaking, 21-reading comprehension, and 18-listening comprehension. Please refer to the TWU International Admission website for requirements and exemptions.

    Note:  A certificate program is not a full-time program, therefore, applicants on a visa are ineligible to apply.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU. This requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Take TOEFL exam, if applicable. (Use code 6826)
    4. Email a copy of your Physical Therapy license to PT@twu.edu

     

    Psychology and Philosophy Department

    Admission to the M.A. in Counseling Psychology

    Program Contact

    Dr. Claudia Porras Pyland
    (940) 898-2312
    cporras@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall admission only - February 1

    Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by the deadline.  Applicants are encouraged to confirm receipt of their materials by contacting the Office of Admissions Processing and the Department of Psychology & Philosophy at gradpsych@twu.edu or 940-898-2306.

    Admission Requirements

    • At least 15 semester hours in psychology, including:

      • Introduction to Psychology/General Psychology

      • Developmental Psychology (Life Span)

      • Statistics

      • Experimental Psychology/Research Design/Research Methods

      • Psychology Elective

    • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on all courses in psychology and a 3.0 overall average for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work. If graduate master’s work has been completed, a 3.5 is desirable.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to gradpsych@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-(MA IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY). Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Counseling Psychology Master's Program Application: Complete, and submit a PDF of the Counseling Psychology Master's Program Application.
      • Counseling Psychology Master's Program Curriculum Vitae (CV): Use the Curriculum Vita Template to organize your academic, professional, scholarship, and service experiences. Print and submit a PDF of your CV.  Sample CV for reference.
      • Essays: Respond to the following five questions. Each response should NOT exceed 250 words in length.
        1. What incident or major life-event most influenced your desire to pursue an advanced degree in counseling psychology?
        2. Identify and discuss a specific group to whom you think it would be difficult for you to provide counseling or psychological services.
        3. How would you assess your fit for this program?
        4. Describe your anticipated career trajectory (i.e., where do you see yourself one year, 10 years, and 20 years after completing your degree)?
        5. What are your major research interests?
    3. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to gradpsych@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "M.A. in Counseling Psychology" in the subject line.
    4. An on-campus interview is required. The admissions coordinator will contact those applicants whom the department invites to interview. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Interviews will be held Friday, February 26th.
    5. Should an acceptance offer be extended, the applicant must reply by emailing gradpsych@twu.edu, on or before April 15, pursuant with the policy of the American Psychological Association.

    Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the graduate counseling psychology admissions criteria and application process.

    Admission to the Specialist in School Psychology

    Program Contact

    Samuel Y. Kim. Ph.D.
    940-898-2396
    skim18@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall admission only - January 5th

    Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by the deadline. Applicants are encouraged to confirm receipt of their materials by contacting the Office of Admissions Processing at 940-898-3076, and the Department of Psychology & Philosophy at gradpsych@twu.edu or 940-898-2306.

    Admission Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology or a related field.
    • At least 18 semester hours of undergraduate coursework in psychology, including:
      • Introduction to Psychology/General Psychology
      • Developmental Psychology/Lifespan
      • Statistics
      • Experimental Psychology/Research Design/Research Methods
      • Cognitive Psychology/Psychology of Learning
      • Physiological Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience
      • Applicants without the required undergraduate coursework, if accepted into the program, would be required to complete the coursework prior to beginning their graduate work.
    • A GPA of 3.0 overall or higher in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework of their major program.
    • Preferred minimum Graduate Record Examination scores of 153(500) Verbal, 144(500) Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical Writing. The subject (Psychology) GRE is not required. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWUSuspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to gradpsych@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-(SSP). Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • School Psychology Program Application: Download, complete, and submit the School Psychology Program Application PDF form.
      • Résumé or vita.
      • Essay: (500 words or less) describing applicant’s professional aspirations in the field of school psychology as well as relevant autobiographical information.
    4. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to gradpsych@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "SSP" in the subject line.

    Admission to the M.S. in Psychological Science

    Program Contact

    Chris Hart, PhD
    (940) 898-2319
    CHart2@twu.edu 

    Application Deadlines

    Fall admission only - February 1

    There is a rolling deadline for application to the MSPS program, but priority will be given to those applications received by February 1. The review of applications will begin immediately following February 1, and applications will continue to be reviewed until all spaces are filled. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Applicants are encouraged to confirm receipt of their materials by contacting the Office of Admissions Processing at 940-898-3076 and the Department of Psychology & Philosophy at gradpsych@twu.edu or 940-898-2306

    Admission Requirements

    • A bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on all courses in psychology and a 3.0 overall average for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work.
    • A preferred minimum GRE of 150 verbal and 153 quantitative. The Psychology subject GRE is not required. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    • 18 hours of psychology undergraduate coursework (completed or currently enrolled).

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWUSuspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to gradpsych@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-(MSPS). Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Application Form: Complete, and submit a PDF of the Master of Science in Psychological Sciences Program Application for Admission.
      • Résumé or vita.
      • Personal Statement: (1000 words or less) Explain why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychological science, how you would assess your preparation and fit for this program, what your career ambitions after earning your degree are, and what your major research interests are.
    4. A minimum of two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to gradpsych@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "MSPS" in the subject line.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

    Program Contact

    Debra Mollen, Ph.D.
    Co-Director (Admissions, General Program Information)
    940-898-2317
    dmollen@twu.edu

    Sally D. Stabb, Ph.D.
    Co-Director (Accreditation, Internships)
    940-898-2149
    sstabb@twu.edu

    Application Deadline

    November 30 - Students admitted start at the beginning of the following Fall semester.

    Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by the deadline. Applicants are encouraged to confirm receipt of their materials by contacting the Office of Admissions Processing at 940-898-3076, and the Department of Psychology & Philosophy at gradpsych@twu.edu or 940-898-2306.

    Admission Requirements

    • At least 18 semester hours in psychology, including:
      • Introduction to Psychology/General Psychology
      • Developmental Psychology (Life Span)
      • Statistics
      • Experimental Psychology/Research Design/Research Methods
      • Cognitive Psychology/Psychology of Learning
      • Psychology Elective
    • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on all courses in psychology and a 3.0 overall average for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work. If graduate master’s work has been completed, a 3.5 is desirable.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to gradpsych@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-(PHD IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY). Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Counseling Psychology Program Application: Complete, and submit a PDF of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program Application form.
      • Counseling Psychology Curriculum Vitae (CV): Use the Curriculum Vitae Template to organize your academic, professional, scholarship, and service experiences. Print and submit a PDF of your CV.  Sample Vita for reference.
      • Essays: Respond to the following five questions. Each response should NOT exceed 250 words in length.
        1. What incident or major life-event most influenced your desire to pursue an advanced degree in counseling psychology?
        2. Identify and discuss a specific group to whom you think it would be difficult for you to provide counseling or psychological services.
        3. How would you assess your fit for this program?
        4. Describe your anticipated career trajectory (i.e., where do you see yourself one year, 10 years, and 20 years after completing your degree)?
        5. What are your major research interests?
    3. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to gradpsych@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology" in the subject line.
    4. An on-campus interview is required. The admissions coordinator will contact those applicants the program invites to interview. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Interviews will be held Friday, January 15th.
    5. Should an acceptance offer be extended, the applicant must reply by emailing gradpsych@twu.edu, on or before April 15, pursuant with the policy of the American Psychological Association.

    Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the graduate counseling psychology admissions criteria and application process.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in School Psychology

    Program Contact

    Julie Herbstrith, Ph.D.
    940-898-2315
    Jherbstrith@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall admission only - January 5

    Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by the deadline.  Applicants are encouraged to confirm receipt of their materials by contacting the Office of Admissions Processing at 940-898-3076, and the Department of Psychology & Philosophy at gradpsych@twu.edu or 940-898-2306.

    Admission Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology or a related field; however, it is not a requirement that the degree be in psychology.  Applicants with advanced degrees (e.g. a master’s in psychology or a related field, or with a specialist degree in school psychology) will also be considered. However, an advanced degree is not required for application to the school psychology doctoral program.
    • At least 18 semester hours of undergraduate coursework in psychology, including:
      • Introduction to Psychology/General Psychology
      • Developmental Psychology/Lifespan
      • Statistics
      • Experimental Psychology/Research Design/Research Methods
      • Cognitive Psychology/Psychology of Learning
      • Physiological Psychology/Behavior Neuroscience
      • Applicants without the required undergraduate coursework, if accepted into the program, would be required to complete the coursework prior to beginning their graduate work.
    • A 3.0 overall GPA average for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work and/or a graduate GPA of 3.5.
    • Preferred minimum Graduate Record Examination scores of 153(500) Verbal and 147(500) Quantitative. The subject (Psychology) GRE is not required. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWUSuspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to gradpsych@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-(PHD IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY). Please attach all items as PDFs.
      • Cover Letter/Letter of Intent: indicate interest in applying to the program.
      • School Psychology Program Application: download and complete the School Psychology Program Application Form.
      • Vita/Resume: highlight relevant training, work experience, and volunteer experiences.
      • Essay/Goals Statement: (500 words or less) describe professional aspirations in the field of school psychology as well as relevant autobiographical information.
    4. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to gradpsych@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "Ph.D. in School Psychology" in the subject line.

    Social Work Department

    Admission to the Master of Social Work

    Program Contact

    Dr. Alex Colvin
    JMSW Program Director
    940-898-2079
    acolvin3@twu.edu

    Please visit the TWU - UNT M.S.W. Joint Degree Program website for details.

     

    Sociology

    Admission to the M.A. in Sociology

    Program Contact

    James L. Williams, PhD
    Graduate Program Director
    940-898-2051 
    jwilliams2@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No Deadline - Rolling admissions

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in sociology or its equivalent. Students without a bachelor’s degree in sociology will be considered if the admission committee believes that the student shows academic promise.
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and on all graduate work.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Submit a personal statement of interest (2-3 pages) as a PFD file to jwilliams2@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-M.A. in Sociology.
    3. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to jwilliams2@twu.edu. Recommenders should include the student name and "M.A. in Sociology" in the subject line.

    Admission to the Ph.D. in Sociology

    Program Contact

    James L. Williams, PhD
    Graduate Program Director 
    940-898-2051 
    jwilliams2@twu.edu 

    Application Deadlines

    Rolling admissions

    Preferred deadlines:           
    Fall - June 15                           
    Spring - November 15        
    Summer - March 15

    Consideration for Graduate Assistantship:
    Fall - March 15
    Spring - October 15

    See International Student Deadlines

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Sociology or its equivalent. Students without a bachelor's degree in Sociology will be considered if the admission committee believes that the student shows academic promise.
    • GPA of 3.5 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and on all graduate work (a GPA of at least 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission).
    • GRE Scores. Suspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    • A writing sample (e.g., a thesis chapter, a term paper, a conference paper, or the like)

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWUSuspended for Summer and Fall 2021 admission cycle.
    3. Submit a personal statement of interest (2-3 pages) as a PFD file to jwilliams2@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Ph.D. in Sociology.
    4. Three academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to jwilliams2@twu.edu. Recommenders should include student name and "Ph.D. in Sociology" in the subject line.

    Note: Students admitted with a bachelor’s degree can earn their M.A. degree during the course of study. They will be required to write a master’s thesis, which, together with their coursework, will be evaluated by the sociology faculty at the end of their master’s stage. Based on the evaluation, the faculty could recommend that a student continue to pursue the Ph.D. degree or be awarded a terminal M.A degree. The thesis requirement is waived for students admitted with a master’s degree.

    Admission to the P.B. Certificate in Diversity

    Program Contact

    James L. Williams, PhD
    Graduate Program Director 
    940-898-2051 
    jwilliams2@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    No Deadline - Rolling admissions

    Admissions Requirements

    Students already admitted to a graduate program at TWU should:

    1. Consult with the Chair or Graduate Advisor of their program to determine whether the course work taken for the Diversity Certificate will apply toward their degrees.

    Students entering TWU only for the Certificate in Diversity must:

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Email the Program Contact a Statement of Purpose (500-600 words) to describing the reason the Diversity Certificate is sought and its importance in relation to career goals.

    Admission to the P.B. Certificate in Social Science Research Methods

    Program Contact

    James L. Williams, PhD
    Graduate Program Director 
    940-898-2051 
    jwilliams2@twu.edu 

    Application Deadlines

    No Deadline - Rolling admissions

    Admissions Requirements

    Students already admitted to a graduate program at TWU:

    • It is understood that the student’s major department will detail their specific expectations with regard to the statistical background of students who pursue this certificate.

    Students entering TWU only for the Certificate in Social Science Research Methods:

    • Completed three semester credit hours of undergraduate statistics for the social sciences.

    How to Apply

    Students already admitted to a graduate program at TWU should:

    1. Consult with the Chair or Graduate Advisor of their program to determine whether the course work taken for the Social Science Research Methods Certificate will apply toward their degrees.

    Students entering TWU only for the Certificate in Social Science Research Methods must:

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Email the Program Contact a Statement of Purpose (500-600 words) to describing the reason the Social Science Research Methods Certificate is sought and its importance in relation to career goals.

    Teacher Education Department

    Admission to the Post-baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification Only

    Program Contact

    Becky Fredrickson, Ph.D
    MAT/PBITC Program Director
    940-898-2829
    MAT@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – July 15
    Spring – November 1
    Summer – April 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
      1. a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought, unless certification sought is for mathematics or science at or above Grade 7; or
      2. 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought if the certification sought is for mathematics or science at or above Grade 7; or
      3. a passing score on the appropriate TX PACT examination
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university;
    • A 2.75 cumulative GPA on all coursework on the last conferred bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 on the last 60 hours of coursework (includes all coursework taken even if it did not count for your initial degree);
    • Demonstrate English language proficiency by fulfilling one of the following requirements;
      1. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States, not including US Territories;
      2. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree earned at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States approved by the State for Educator Certification (SBEC); or
      3. Verification of minimum scaled scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). To have scores submitted directly to TEA use the agency code 8225. Minimum scores: Speaking-24, Listening-22, Reading-22, Writing-21.
    • Background checks will be required for early field experiences, student teaching experiences, and for certification in the state of Texas. Teacher candidates pay all fees incurred. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony must identify themselves on the criminal background application form. Applicants who fail to disclose a personal felony conviction will be removed from the educator preparation program. If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor and would like to check your eligibility for teaching, you can go to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website. On this page, you will find a Preliminary Criminal History Review for Educator Certification Candidates for a non-refundable fee. This service will allow those individuals who are contemplating obtaining a Texas Teacher Certificate in the future, the opportunity to have a review of an existing criminal history performed by agency staff.

    Failure to provide any documentation upon request by an agency, program, or school may result in the candidate’s inability to complete field experiences and the requirements for the TWU Educator Preparation Program Education.

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Complete the application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program.
    3. Submit a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee.
    4. Successfully complete a pre-admission interview with an interview panel.
    5. Sign a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics.
    6. Applicants who are offered admission must acknowledge and accept admission to the Educator Preparation Program. 

    Admission to the M.Ed. in Teaching, Leadership, & Collaboration

    How to Apply

    There are two steps to apply for our program:

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Send required documents to the Department of Teacher Education by completing this application (allow a moment for application to load)

    Note. We cannot begin reviewing your application until you complete both steps.

    Program Contact

    Karen Dunlap, Ed.D.
    (940) 898-2764
    kdunlap@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – August 1
    Spring – December 1
    Summer – May 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of study

    For additional information about the program, please see the Department of Teacher Education. For additional information about obtaining educator certification for candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree, please contact TWU’s Office of Educator Preparation Services and visit the Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teaching Certification websites.

    Admission to the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

    How to Apply

    There are two steps to apply for our program:

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Send required documents to the Department of Teacher Education by completing this application (allow a moment for application to load)

    Note. We cannot begin reviewing your application until you complete both steps.

    Program Contact

    Amanda Hurlbut, Ph.D.
    940-898-2280
    AHurlbut1@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – August 1
    Spring – December 1
    Summer – May 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of study

    For additional information about the program, please see the Department of Teacher Education. For additional information about obtaining educator certification for candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree, please contact TWU’s Office of Educator Preparation Services and visit the Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teaching Certification websites.

    Admission to the M.Ed. or Ph.D. in Special Education

    How to Apply

    There are two steps to apply for our program:

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Send required documents to the Department of Teacher Education by completing this application (allow a moment for application to load)

    Note. We cannot begin reviewing your application until you complete both steps.

    Program Contacts

    Ph.D. in Special Education

    Randa Keeley, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor of Special Education
    (940) 898-2278
    rkeeley@twu.edu

    M.Ed. in Special Education seeking Educational Diagnostician Certification

    Maria Peterson, Ph.D.
    Visiting Associate Professor of Special Education
    (940) 898-2267
    mpeterson3@twu.edu

    M.Ed. in Special Education

    Minkowan Goo, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Special Education
    (940) 898-2047
    mgoo@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Fall – August 1
    Spring – December 1
    Summer – May 1

    Admission Requirements

    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of study

    For additional information about the program, please see the Department of Teacher Education. For additional information about obtaining educator certification for candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree, please contact TWU’s Office of Educator Preparation Services and visit the Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teaching Certification websites.

    Visual Arts Department

    Admission to the M.A. in Art (concentration in Art Education or Art History)

    Program Contact

    Prof. Gary Washmon
    940-898-2496
    gwashmon@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Spring - November 15
    Fall - February 15

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Complete a separate application to the Department of Visual Arts through SlideRoom. This will consist of:
      • Letter of intent
      • Artist/research statement
      • Current vita or resumé
      • 3 letters of recommendation
      • A portfolio of 20 images of original work (with captions)
    3. Complete a phone, video chat, or in-person interview with graduate admissions coordinator.

    Admission to the M.F.A. in Art (Studio Art)

    Program Contact

    Prof. Gary Washmon
    940-898-2496
    gwashmon@twu.edu

    Application Deadlines

    Spring - November 15
    Fall - February 15

    Admission Requirements

    How to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    2. Complete a separate application to the Department of Visual Arts through SlideRoom. This will consist of:
      • Letter of intent
      • Artist/research statement
      • Current vita or resumé
      • 3 letters of recommendation
      • A portfolio of 20 images of original work (with captions)
    3. Complete a phone, video chat, or in-person interview with graduate admissions coordinator.

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