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Admissions to the Health Studies program is a dual process. Step 1 describes documents that need to be provided to TWU. Step 2 describes documents that need to be provided to the Health Studies Department. You must complete both steps before the deadline to be considered for admission into the program.
  • Step 1: Please submit the following Graduate School Materials to:

       

    TWU Office of Admissions Processing
    P.O. Box 425649
    Denton , TX 76204-5649 Fax: 940-898-3079

       

    • A completed Texas Common Application form which is available online at: http://www.applytexas.org
    • Graduate School Application Fee (if applicable)
    • Your GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores
    • Official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) from every college/university attended.

    Step 2: Please submit ALL of the following Health Studies Department materials at the same time in ONE large envelope to: 

    **Please note: The doctoral program is a cohort program starting each Fall semester.**

     

    Graduate Academic Advisor – TWU Department of Health Studies
    P.O. Box 425499
    Denton , TX 76204

      

    • Admissions Checklist
    • Appropriate academic background and professional and volunteer experience for doctoral study in health education as evidenced by a professional vita/resume and CHES certification (non CHES applicants see prerequisite or co-requisites).
    • Two acceptable recommendations (pdf) completed within the past 12 months by faculty members, academic advisors, or employers. The recommenders are to 1) complete the departmental form and 2) write a letter addressing the criteria listed on page 2 of the recommendation form. 
    • A writing sample of no more than 5 pages from a thesis, professional paper, published article, or research/academic paper.
    • Your current professional vita/resume
    • A typed, double-spaced essay of 600 - 700 words that addresses the following question: "What are your career goals, and how would you use the education your receive from your Health Studies doctoral degree to pursue those goals?"

      

    IMPORTANT:
    Departmental materials that do not arrive in ONE package or which are incomplete will be discarded.

     

     To check your status and confirm receipt of materials, please contact the respective offices:

    Office of Admissions Processing:
    940-898-3076 or Toll Free 866-809-6130
    ADM - 1st Floor

    Health Studies Department:
    If you would like to verify that we have received your packet, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard when you submit your materials.

    Health Studies Doctoral Degree Admission Criteria

    Unconditional Admission

    Applicants will be evaluated for unconditional admission to the doctoral cohort program based on the following criteria:

    • A preferred GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale on master's degree coursework, as evidenced by official transcripts.
    • A preferred minimum of 475 on the verbal portion, 400 on the quantitative portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and 4.5 on the analytic portion of GRE; and for international students, a preferred minimum score of 575 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
    • Appropriate academic background and professional and volunteer experience for doctoral study in health education as evidenced by a professional vita and CHES certification (non CHES applicants see prerequisite or co-requisites).
    • Two acceptable recommendations completed within the past 12 months by faculty members, academic advisors, or employers.
    • Your current professional vita/resume
    • A writing sample of no more than 5 pages from a thesis, professional paper, published article, or research/academic paper.
    • A typed essay of 600 - 700 words that addresses the following question: "What are your career goals, and how would you use the education you receive from your Health Studies doctoral degree to pursue those goals?"

    Departmental Deadlines for Doctoral Application Submission

    Doctoral Program Application Review Process

    • The Doctoral applications deadline is annually on February 1st. Applicants accepted to the doctoral cohort program begin classes in the Fall semester.

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