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

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 after 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.

Admission to the P.B. Certificate in Diversity

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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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