If you plan to apply to be part of our next cohort in 2018, please note that the admission process involves sending some materials directly to the Graduate School and other materials directly to the Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies.
Application for admission into the Texas Woman's University Graduate School
In accordance with the policies of the Graduate School of Texas Woman's University.
- Online application and application fee of $50 ($75 for international students)
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and previous graduate study
An official TOEFL score, if the applicant earned an undergraduate degree from a foreign college or university outside of the U.S.
Transcripts and TOEFL scores should be sent to:
TWU Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204
Please note: The GRE is not required
Additional Application Requirements for Consideration to the Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies Doctoral Program
In addition to the general Graduate School requirements for admission, the following are required for unconditional admission into the Women's and Gender Studies: Ph.D. degree program.
A completed master's degree
A grade point average of 3.5 or above on prior graduate-level course work
Two letters of recommendation from referees who can address the applicant's past academic performance and future academic potential
A statement of purpose: a short essay (approximately 1000 words) discussing the applicant's personal and professional goals and how our Ph.D. program will assist the applicant in meeting these goals
A writing sample: an academic paper not to exceed twenty-five pages, including notes and references
A current curriculum vitae or resumé
The letters, statement of purpose, writing sample, and c.v. should be sent directly to the Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies, by mail or by email.
The Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies
Texas Woman's University
P.O. Box 425557
Denton, TX 76204-5557
We encourage applicants to review the NWSA GUIDE TO GRADUATE WORK IN WOMEN'S/GENDER STUDIES before submitting their applications.
Provisional Admission to the Ph.D. Degree Program in Multicultural Woman's and Gender Studies
Admission to the Ph.D. degree program in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies may also be awarded on a provisional basis. Applicants who do not meet the unconditional criteria for admission, but who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on prior graduate-level course work, may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Additional factors that will be considered in the provisional decision include the following:
- Verbal and quantitative scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Scholarly activities
- Professional leadership
Ideally, the previously-earned master's degree should include foundation courses in women's and gender studies or other feminist scholarship, with at least one course in each of the following areas: feminist theories, U.S. women of colors, feminist pedagogies, and feminist epistemologies. If comparable courses have not been part of the prerequisite master's degree program, they may be completed as part of the doctoral degree in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies.
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