Apply to a Graduate Program

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Requirements for Admission

Apply to a TWU Nursing graduate program

Candidates for unconditional admission to our master’s programs are required to meet TWU’s general requirements for graduate admission and:

  • Obtain a current license to practice professional nursing in the United States;
  • Complete a basic statistics course;
  • Complete an accredited baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing; and,
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework toward a nursing degree and in any prior graduate coursework.

Prior to enrolling in clinical nursing classes, students must also provide proof of professional liability insurance and licensure.

Additional Requirements for Doctoral Programs

Students looking to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD in Nursing Science must also meet the following requirements:

  • Complete an accredited master’s degree with a major in nursing;
  • DNP applicants: eligible to be recognized as an APRN in Texas;
  • Ph.D. applicants: current license to practice professional nursing in the United States
  • Provide curriculum vitae or resume, two letters of recommendation and a letter discussing professional goals.

How to Apply

Admission to our graduate programs can be competitive, meaning it’s incredibly important to complete all steps to admission:

  1. Apply online to TWU through ApplyTexas.org

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  2. Submit official transcripts for each college or university you have attended to the following address:
    TWU Office of Admission Processing
    PO Box 425649
    Denton, TX 76204

We’ll accept applications only after all the above steps have been completed before our application deadlines.

Application Deadlines - Graduate Programs

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Graduate Programs
Admission Terms Spring Summer Fall
Denton Campus
Application Deadline
September 15   May 1
Dallas Center
Application Deadline
September 15   May 1
Houston Center
Application Deadline
September 15 February 1 May 1
Extended Admission Deadlines for the FNP Online Program only November 15 April 15 July 15

Application Deadlines - Doctoral Programs

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Doctoral Programs
Admission Terms Spring Summer Fall
Denton Campus
Ph.D. Nursing Science (Online)
Application Deadline
    February 1 
Dallas Center
DNP Program
Application Deadline
September 15   May 1 
Houston Center
Ph.D. Nursing Science, DNP Programs
Application Deadline
September 15   May 1