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GRADUATE STUDENTS 2021/2022

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THE PIONEER WOMAN

Minerva, as she is affectionately known

by TWU students, was unveiled in

1938 as part of the Texas Centennial

celebration. The statue pays tribute to

the spirit of pioneering women in Texas.

BOLDLY GO

Why Texas Woman’s Graduate School


QUALITY

Since its founding more than a century ago, Texas Woman’s has become known

for its contributions and leadership in the fields of nursing, education, the health

care professions, nutrition, the arts and sciences, and business.

LOCATIONS

Our main campus is in the booming North Texas college town of Denton. We

also have two health science centers: one in Dallas’ prestigious Southwestern

Medical District and the other in Houston, part of the world’s largest medical

center, TMC. All of our campuses offer opportunities for professional

experiences and making important career connections. Our supportive online

community helps you advance your career while pursuing your degree from

home. TWU also provides an option to earn your master’s degree at the

Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) in McKinney, TX, where degrees are

offered in Educational Leadership, Teaching, Special Education and Reading

EARNINGS

Median FIRST-YEAR EARNINGS

in Texas for those with

a master’s degree are

$24,000 HIGHER than those

with a bachelor’s degree

Education. Learn more at twu.edu/chec

VALUE

TWU is a public university that offers the student support and small class

sizes traditionally expected at a private university.

As the NATION’S LARGEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY PRIMARILY FOR WOMEN,

Texas Woman’s prides itself on providing women and men with a quality and

well-rounded educational experience focused on service, health and well-being,

and integrity. Respect for diversity in all aspects of life and a safe campus

environment are the hallmarks of a TWU education.

FACULTY

EXPERTS

Graduate students can

learn from and work directly

with faculty members who

are experts in their fields.

twu.edu/faculty-profiles

CONTENTS

3 YOUR INVESTMENT

100+

CAREER fairs, seminars

5 GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCES

and networking

OPPORTUNITIES per year

7 QUALITY EDUCATION

9 VISIT INFORMATION / ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

11 CERTIFICATES / ONLINE DEGREES

12 DEGREE PROGRAMS

FOLLOW US

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MAKE IT MATTER

Your investment at Texas Woman’s University


AT TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, we want our graduate students to make a difference in the world.

Whether your goal is to engage in life-changing research, pursue health care, teach others, climb the corporate ladder,

open your own business, journey into a new career, protect our environment or develop a stronger understanding of

the world around you, we have a program to help you do that. Here, you can make a difference. With more than 70

master’s, specialist and doctoral degree programs offered in traditional, online and hybrid formats, you can develop

the skills you need to make a difference and balance your family and work life.

Many financial aid options are available for graduate students, including grants and loans. Graduate assistantships also

are offered in a number of departments and colleges. Find out more at twu.edu/finaid and follow the steps to apply.

$15+ Million In Scholarships Awarded Annually

GRADUATE BUDGET TUITION & FEES

SCHOLARSHIPS

TWU Doctoral Merit Scholar Award*

Full time $5,000

Part time $2,500

McNair Scholars*

Full time

Part time

New Graduate Student*

Full time

Part time

$2,500

$ 1,000

$2,500

$ 1,000

Women in Business Minerva Scholarship†* $2,500

3 hours

$1,478

6 hours

$2,675

9 hours

$3,800

Diferential tuition surcharges apply for some courses.

Add $409 per hour for out-of-state tuition. All costs

are estimates. For an average of all expenses, visit

twu.edu/fnaid/estimated-cost-of-attendance.

For specifc details, use our tuition estimator.

apps.twu.edu/tuitionestimator

New International Student* $2,000

Reitch† $ 1,500 MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS,

TWU Graduate Veteran’s Scholarship†** $ 500 BY EDUCATION & DEGREE

Departmental Scholarships†

Amounts Vary

12 hours

$4,890

*Renewable †Stackable

**Applications are accepted in the Registrar’s Office with

Veteran’s Affairs Representative

For full details and a complete list: twu.edu/scholarships

High School Diploma

$712

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

March 15, 2021 Fall 2021 Semester

December 14, 2021 Spring 2022 Semester

TO APPLY

twu.edu/scholarships

TWU scholarship system opens July 1, 2020

for Fall 2021.

Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

$836

$1,173

FINANCIAL AID PRIORITY DEADLINES

January 15, 2021

September 1, 2021

TO APPLY

Summer & Fall 2021 Semester

Spring 2022 Semester

twu.edu/finaid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

for Fall 2021 will open October 1, 2020. Tax information

from previous two years will be used.

FAFSA-TWU code 003646 fafsa.ed.gov

Moody’s rates TWU Aa3 for financial stability.

Master’s Degree

$1,401

Doctoral Degree

$1,743

$500 $1000 $1,500

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership

The Institute’s new home is in the heart of TWU’s most historic building.

Its Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall features one of the frst Texas

interactive history exhibits to showcase the contributions and leadership

legacy of Texas women in politics and public policy.

THE TWU ADVANTAGE

Graduate student resources


STUDENT RESOURCES

TWU offers numerous services, resources, workshops and

opportunities to assist graduate students with their academic

demands, research, creative pathways, community service and

career pursuits. For more information, visit the TWU Graduate

School. twu.edu/gradschool

JANE NELSON INSTITUTE FOR

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP

• Serves all campuses

• Dedicated to preparing more women to take on successful

leadership roles in business and public service

• Center for Student Leadership

CENTER FOR RESEARCH

DESIGN & ANALYSIS

• Serves all campuses

• Multidisciplinary support for qualitative and quantitative

research designs

• Assists graduate students in analyzing statistics and

other data

• Resources include high-end software and hardware, and

access to publications

• Hosts workshops throughout the year

twu.edu/crda

CENTER FOR STUDENT RESEARCH

• Center for Women Entrepreneurs

• Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

twu.edu/lead

THE WOODCOCK INSTITUTE

• Opportunities for students to present their research or

arts activities

• Builds professional skills and facilitates learning about the

scholarship of their peers

twu.edu/center-student-research

• Interdisciplinary neurocognitive research

• Applied evidence-based assessment and professional

development opportunities and publications

• Doctoral student research grants and competitive

dissertation research awards

twu.edu/woodcock-institute

PIONEER CENTER FOR

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

• Serves all campuses

• Just Write workshops for assistance with professional

papers and journal articles

• Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camps

• Three-Minute Thesis competition developed to present

a compelling oration for thesis or dissertation; cash

prizes awarded

• Opportunities to get involved with campus activities or

in the community

• Education Abroad programs

twu.edu/pioneer-center

FEDERATION OF NORTH

TEXAS AREA UNIVERSITIES

• Consortium including TWU, Texas A&M University-

Commerce and the University of North Texas

• Provides graduate students with access to combined

academic resources of all three universities

• Graduate Student Research Symposium

annual competition with financial awards

twu.edu/federation

LIBRARIES

• Serve all campuses

• Laptops and scholarly resources available for checkout

• Open access to research, data, archives and scholarly

publications worldwide

• Graduate lounge, study rooms and interlibrary loans

• Variety of online research and resources available

twu.edu/library

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LEARN BY DOING

Beyond the classroom


OUR ACADEMIC QUALITY EXTENDS

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

From hands-on career experience, research conducted with

esteemed faculty members, internships at national corporations

or volunteer work performed in the community, TWU students

gain the education and the industry experience needed to

become leaders in their field.

GRADUATE SCHOOL

With more than 70 advanced degrees, you can explore your

passions in the areas of your choice. Our flexible degree plans

include courses offered in face-to-face, online and hybrid

GLOBAL CITIZENS

Our graduate students prepare for career opportunities locally

and internationally. Our study abroad program allows students

to broaden their world views, understand diverse cultures and

develop new ways of problem solving.

CAREER CONNECTIONS

We open doors for our students. TWU’s Career Connections

Center helps students and alumni with all aspects of career

planning —from online resources, career readiness workshops,

career fairs and networking opportunities to negotiating a

salary after graduation. We are committed to student

success. careerconnections.twu.edu

formats. As a graduate student, you will participate in handson,

side-by-side research with accomplished faculty who are

dedicated to helping you develop your skills as a scholar,

practitioner and teacher. twu.edu/gradschool

The TWU Graduate School also promotes graduate

student services and support including:

• Graduate Student Council and other graduate student

organizations

80%

of our students who complete a graduate

degree are working within one year

• Student Health Services, Center for Counseling Center,

and Fitness and Recreation

• Campus Alliance for Resource Education, providing a

central hub for many student services

• Student Veterans Association and a Veteran and Military

Student Center

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Experiential learning at TWU bridges theory with practice. It is

a dynamic, engaged form of learning characterized by active

collaboration, real-world problem solving, hands-on application

of classroom theories, in-depth engagement with content or

simulation of skills outside a traditional academic classroom.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

U.S. News and World Report continues to rank our library and

information studies, occupational therapy and physical therapy

programs among the nation’s best. And, our master’s degree in

nursing is ranked among the top five in the state.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH COMMONS

The newest building on campus features research

space to support biology, chemistry and biochemistry,

nutrition and food sciences, and psychology. It’s also

home to the only master’s in biotechnology program

in North Texas where students will collaborate with

local biotech companies. This $54 million, state-ofthe-art

center opened in Fall 2020.

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TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute

of Health Sciences-Dallas Center

Programs offered:

• Health Care Administration*

• MBA**

• Nursing

• Occupational Therapy

• Physical Therapy

*Hybrid online program with

course meetings on campus

**100% online program

BE A PIONEER

Come visit Texas Woman’s University

TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center

Programs offered:

• Health Care Administration*

• MBA**

• Nursing

• Nutrition and Food Sciences**

• Occupational Therapy

• Physical Therapy

*Hybrid online program with course meetings on campus

**100% online program


VISIT TEXAS WOMAN’S

Take a closer look at Texas Woman’s by attending one of several

special events held throughout the year. One graduate student will

win a $1,000 award toward tuition at each event.*

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus events will

be temporarily offered in online formats. twu.edu/admissions/visit-us

19%

DOCTORAL

5,239

GRADUATE

STUDENTS

Check out our Dallas campus events. twu.edu/dallas

Check out our Houston campus events. twu.edu/houston

81%

MASTER’S

*Students must be eligible for admission to TWU to claim $1,000 awards.

Awards must be applied to Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 tuition at TWU.

Enrollment requirements apply.

GRADUATE STUDENTS MAKE UP

33% OF STUDENT POPULATION

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

• Hold an earned bachelor’s degree or equivalent 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

• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of undergraduate

study and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work*

• Satisfy any additional requirements of an individual academic

component for admission to a specific graduate program offered

by that department

14:1

MASTER’S

STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO

5:1

DOCTORAL

STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO

*Some academic departments will consider applicants with GPAs slightly below

3.0 for provisional admission. Contact the department for details.

Application deadlines vary by program. Most graduate degree

programs accept applications year-round, with some exceptions.

Contact the department for details.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Apply online to TWU at ApplyTexas.org and pay a nonrefundable

application fee of $50 ($75 for international students)

2. Submit the following:

r Official transcript(s) from each college or university attended

r Permanent resident card (if applicable)

r Any additional materials required by the academic program

3. Send application materials to:

TWU Admissions Processing

P.O. Box 425649

Denton, Texas 76204

AFTER YOU’VE BEEN ACCEPTED

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Set up your Pioneer Portal account

Access your Gmail account

Register for Graduate Orientation

Get advised and register for classes

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pay Tuition & Fees

Download your Pioneer Swag at

twu.edu/pioneerswag

For a full list of next steps, visit

twu.edu/admissions/graduate-next-steps

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EDUCATION THAT WORKS

Online options, certificates & degree programs


CERTIFICATES OFFERED AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL

Business

Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies

Health Care Management PB Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies PB

Communication Sciences

Nursing

Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology PB Nursing Education PM

Speech-Language Pathology, PB Nursing Health Systems Management PM

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Nurse Practitioner PM

History & Political Science

Nursing/Math/Library Science

History PB Interprofessional Informatics PB

Political Science

PB

Physical Therapy

Women in Politics

PB

Advanced Neurologic Physical Therapy PB

Human Development, Family Studies & Counseling Advanced Studies in Women’s PB

School Counseling PM Health Physical Therapy

Kinesiology

Sociology/Social Work

Adapted Physical Education PB Diversity PB

Leadership & Sport PB Social Science Research Methods PB

Library & Information Studies

Teacher Education

Evidence-based Health Science Librarianship PM Advanced Study – Educational Diagnostician PM

School Librarianship PM Advanced Study – Principal as PM

Instructional Leader

Advanced Study – Superintendent

PM

Initial Teacher Certification

PB

Literacy & Learning

All-Level (EC-12) Reading Specialist

Certificate of Biliteracy

Master Reading Teacher (MRT)

PM

PB

PM

PB = Post-Baccalaureate

PM = Post-Master’s

ONLINE DEGREES

At Texas Woman’s, you can complete your degree online, giving you the flexibility you need to balance education

with work and home.

100% ONLINE FORMAT Nutrition MS

Business Administration

MBA Speech-Language Pathology* MS

(8 areas of emphasis — Accounting, Business

Analytics, General Business, Healthcare Administration,

Human Resources Management, Marketing,

Sport Management and Women in Leadership)

BLENDED ONLINE FORMAT

Child Development

MS

Educational Leadership (Teacher Education) MEd

Child Life

MS

Healthcare Administration

MHA

Early Childhood Education

MEd

Informatics

MS

Education of the Deaf*

MS

Nursing Practice

DNP

Family Studies

MS

Nursing Science (Houston)

PhD

Health Studies

MS

Occupational Therapy

OTD

PhD

Kinesiology

MS

(All-Area Coaching emphasis and

Public Health

MPH

Sport Management emphasis) Reading Education MEd

Library Science MLS Special Education MEd

Nursing Education MSN Teaching MAT

Nursing Health Systems Management MSN Theatre MA

Nursing — Nurse Practitioner MSN *Exceptions apply. Visit twu.edu/TLT/online-degrees

Nursing Science*

PhD

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GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

PROGRAM DEGREE LOCATION CONTACT

Art MA, MFA Denton twu.edu/visual-arts, 940-898-2530

(Art Education, Art History, Studio Art)

Biology MS Denton twu.edu/biology, 940-898-2351

Biotechnology PSM Denton twu.edu/biotechnology, 940-898-2797

Business MBA All Campuses twu.edu/business, 940-898-2458

(Accounting, Business Analytics, General Business, Healthcare Administration,

Human Resources, Marketing, Sport Management, Women in Leadership)

(dual degree)

MBA/MHA

Chemistry MS Denton twu.edu/chemistry-biochemistry, 940-898-2550

Child Development MS Denton twu.edu/hdfsc, 940-898-2685

Child Development & PhD Denton twu.edu/hdfsc, 940-898-2685

Early Education

Child Life MS Denton twu.edu/hdfsc, 940-898-2685

Counseling & Development MS Denton twu.edu/hdfsc, 940-898-2685

Counseling & Development/ MS/MMT Denton twu.edu/music/graduate-programs,

Music Therapy (dual degree) 940-898-2500

Counseling Psychology MA, PhD Denton twu.edu/psychology-philosophy, 940-898-2303

Dance MA, MFA, PhD Denton twu.edu/dance, 940-898-2086

Early Childhood Education MEd Denton twu.edu/literacy-and-learning, 940-898-2685

Education of the Deaf MS Denton twu.edu/communication-sciences-oral-health,

940-898-2025

Educational Leadership MEd Denton & CHEC twu.edu/teacher-education, 940-898-2271

English MA Denton twu.edu/english-speech-foreign-languages,

940-898-2324

Exercise & Sports Nutrition MS Denton twu.edu/nutrition-food-sciences, 940-898-2636

Family Studies MS, PhD Denton twu.edu/hdfsc, 940-898-2685

Food Science & Flavor Chemistry MS Denton twu.edu/nutrition-food-sciences, 940-898-2636

Healthcare Administration MHA Dallas & twu.edu/business/mha, 940-898-2458

(Business Analytics, Global Health)

Houston

Health Studies MS, PhD Denton twu.edu/health-studies, 940-898-2860

Health Studies/Library Science MS/MLS Denton twu.edu/SLIS, 940-898-2602

(dual degree)

History MA Denton twu.edu/history-political-science, 940-898-2133

Informatics MS Denton twu.edu/informatics, 940-898-3722

Kinesiology MS, PhD Denton twu.edu/kinesiology, 940-898-2575

Library Science MA, MLS Denton twu.edu/SLIS, 940-898-2602

Marriage & Family Therapy MS, PhD Denton twu.edu/hdfsc, 940-898-2685

Mathematics MS Denton twu.edu/math-computer-science, 940-898-2166


PROGRAM DEGREE LOCATION CONTACT

Mathematics Teaching MS Denton twu.edu/math-computer-science, 940-898-2166

Molecular Biology PhD Denton twu.edu/biology, 940-898-2351

Multicultural Women’s MA, PhD Denton twu.edu/ws, 940-898-2119

& Gender Studies

Music MA Denton twu.edu/music, 940-898-2500

(Music Education, Music Pedagogy, Music Performance)

Music Therapy MMT Denton twu.edu/music, 940-898-2500

Music Therapy/Counseling MMT/MS Denton twu.edu/music, 940-898-2500

& Development (dual degree)

Nursing MSN All Campuses twu.edu/nursing, Denton: 940-898-2401,

(Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, Dallas: 214-689-6510, Houston: 713-794-2100

Nursing Health Systems Management)

Nursing Practice DNP Dallas & twu.edu/nursing/graduate-programs,

Houston Dallas: 214-689-6510, Houston: 713-794-2100

Nursing Science PhD, DNP to PhD Denton & twu.edu/nursing/graduate-programs,

Houston Denton: 940-898-2401, Houston: 713-794-2100

Nutrition MS, PhD Denton & twu.edu/nutrition-food-sciences,

Houston Denton: 940-898-2636, Houston: 713-794-2371

Occupational Therapy OTD, PhD All Campuses twu.edu/OT, Denton: 940-898-2801,

(Entry OTD & Post-Professional OTD) Dallas: 214-689-7750, Houston: 713-794-2128

Physical Therapy DPT, PhD Dallas & twu.edu/PT, Dallas: 214-689-7700,

Houston Houston: 713-794-2070

Political Science MA Denton twu.edu/history-political-science, 940-898-2133

Public Health MPH Denton twu.edu/health-studies, 940-898-2860

Psychological Science MS Denton twu.edu/psychology-philosophy, 940-898-2303

Reading Education MA, MEd, PhD Denton & CHEC twu.edu/literacy-and-learning, 940-898-2227

Rhetoric PhD Denton twu.edu/rhetoric, 940-898-2324

School Psychology SSP, PhD Denton twu.edu/psychology-philosophy, 940-898-2303

Social Work MSW Denton twu.edu/social-work, 940-898-2071

(TWU/UNT joint program)

Sociology MA, PhD Denton twu.edu/sociology, 940-898-2052

Special Education MEd, PhD Denton & CHEC twu.edu/teacher-education, 940-898-2271

Speech-Language Pathology MS Denton twu.edu/communication-sciences-oral-health,

940-898-2025

Teaching MAT Denton & CHEC twu.edu/mat, 940-898-2271

Teaching, Leadership MEd Denton twu.edu/teacher-education, 940-898-2271

& Collaboration

Theatre MA Denton twu.edu/theatre, 940-898-2510

GRE: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GRE requirements are temporarily suspended.

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#TXWOMANS

Texas Woman’s University is an equal opportunity institution that

strives to create and actively promote a welcoming and supportive

educational and employment environment. TWU does not discriminate

on the basis of race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, genetics information, national or ethnic origin, veteran’s status

or disabilities.

Texas Woman’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of

Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate,

master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on

Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call

404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas Woman’s

University.

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