Graduate Admissions

Admissions Overview

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The average application processing time varies from 3-8 weeks, depending on your program's application process. Learn how to check your application status.

You can apply to Texas Woman's University anytime. Recommended priority application dates:

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: One month before the first day of classes

Program application deadlines vary by program. Most graduate degree programs accept applications year-round, with exceptions. Check the graduate catalog for details.

Benefits of applying early:

Note: Admission to the University does not automatically guarantee admission to a particular college, school or program.

How to Apply as a Graduate Student

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1.  Apply online

Apply for Spring 2024 ONLY to the MBA, MHA, MS Child Development (including Professional Option and Thesis Option), MS Child Life, and PhD Child Development & Early Education at:

TWU's Online Graduate Application

For all other graduate programs and ANY applications for 2023, use the ApplyTexas application below:

Read the graduate admissions requirements

2.  Pay the application fee

The $50 fee, which applies to all applicants (new and returning) can be paid by:

  • Credit card online through the portal you applied on (either ApplyTexas or TWU's Online Graduate Application)
  • Certified check or money order payable to TWU sent by mail to Admissions Processing (TWU Admissions Processing | P.O. Box 425649 | Denton, Texas 76204-5649) (include your full name and ID number)
  • Cash (no personal checks) at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring your receipt to Admissions Processing (first floor of ADM).

3.  Submit documents to TWU

  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended, undergraduate and graduate. Find more information regarding transcripts.
  • Copy of your permanent resident card, if applicable - If you have applied for permanent residency but have not yet received the INS form Notice of Action i-797 verifying approval, you will be processed as an international student.

Submit all application materials, certified checks, money orders and fee waivers to:
TWU Admissions Processing | P.O. Box 425649 | Denton, Texas 76204-5649
Submit electronic application materials to:

4.  Apply to your program

Most graduate programs have specific admissions requirements you must meet after acceptance to the University.

Find your program in TWU's Program, Majors & Degrees finder to see if your program has additional admission requirements and application deadlines.

Apply Today

Page last updated 11:50 AM, February 2, 2023