Post-baccalaureate Certificates

Our department 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 TWU Graduate School

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

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Admission to the P.B. Certificate in Diversity

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Application Deadlines

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All students must meet the Admission to the Graduate School requirements as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. In addition, the Department of Sociology and Social Work requires the following for admission to the P.B. Certificate in Diversity program:

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 seeking admission to a masters or doctoral program, in addition to certification, must meet the entrance requirements of their degree program.

Students entering TWU only for the Certificate in Diversity must meet the master’s-level entrance requirements of the Graduate School. For certificate-only students, the Department of Sociology and Social Work requires a Statement of Purpose (500-600 words) 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

Name
Phone #
Email

Application Deadlines

Fall -
Spring -
Summer -

All students must meet the Admission to the Graduate School requirements as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. In addition, the Department of Sociology and Social Work requires the following for admission to the P.B. Certificate in Social Science Research Methods program:

Students already admitted to a graduate program at TWU should consult with the Chair or Graduate Advisor of their program to determine whether the coursework taken for the Social Science Research Methods Certificate will apply towards their degrees. Students seeking admission to a master or doctoral program, in addition to the certification, must meet the entrance requirements of their degree program.

Students entering TWU only for the Social Science Research Methods Certificate must meet the master’s-level entrance requirements for the Graduate School. For certificate-only students, the Department of Sociology and Social Work requires that students have completed three semester credit hours of undergraduate statistics for the social sciences and provide 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. 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.

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