Post-baccalaureate Certificates

Our program offers two separate postbaccalaureate certificates to qualified individuals and students enrolled within any graduate degree program at Texas Woman's University.

Certificate in Diversity

Our certificate in diversity prepares students for work in today’s culturally diverse society. Courses required for this certificate focus on the intersection of race/ethnicity, social class and gender.

Coursework Requirements

Certificate in Social Science Research Methods

Our certificate in social science research methods will prepare you for work in applied and institutional research settings. The courses required for the certificate focus on the understanding and application of social science research methods commonly used in the public and private sectors.

Coursework Requirements

Admission to the P.B. Certificate in Diversity

Program Contact

Paul Bones,, PhD
Graduate Program Director 
940-898-2063
pbones@twu.edu 

Application Deadlines

No Deadline - 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

Admissions Requirements

Students already admitted to a graduate program at TWU should 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:

  • Apply for admission.
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose (500-600 words) describing the reason the Diversity Certificate is sought and its importance in relation to career goals.
  • Email addresses for three individuals familiar with your academic capabilities, who can respond to a recommendation form to be requested through and submitted into the application.

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

Program Contact

Paul Bones, PhD
Graduate Program Director 
940-898-2063 
Pbones@twu.edu 

Application Deadlines

No deadline - 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

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.
  • 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.
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose (500-600 words) describing the reason the Social Science Research Methods Certificate is sought and its importance in relation to career goals.
  • Email addresses for three individuals familiar with your academic capabilities, who can respond to a recommendation form to be requested through and submitted into the application.

Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: https://twu.edu/alumni-advantage/. If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

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