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Graduate School

Join the Graduate School and Graduate Student Council April 4 – 8, 2022 for Graduate Student Appreciation Week! We celebrate the dedication and achievements of TWU graduate students with events on all three campuses, also open to prospective graduate students. Do you have a friend interested in TWU Graduate School? Invite them to attend any or all of our events.

Why Graduate School at TWU?

Are you thinking about graduate school? Texas Woman’s University offers more than 60 advanced degrees in flexible formats, which can be customized to accommodate your schedule, budget and life goals. Explore our graduate programs and find out how TWU can prepare you for future career success.

TWU is ranked among the best in quality and affordability

TWU is one of the nation’s most affordable colleges. We recently earned the top position in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for graduates’ earnings versus cost, and 80 percent of our students who complete a graduate degree are working in Texas within one year of graduation.

Our Library and Information Studies, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs are nationally recognized, and we are the only university in Texas to offer PhDs in Dance, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies.

We offer one-of-a-kind opportunities for study and research

With more than 60 advanced degrees, including 45 master’s and 16 doctoral programs of study, you can explore your passions in the area of your choice. Our flexible degree plans include courses offered in face-to-face, online and hybrid formats. TWU is also part of the Federation of North Texas Area Universities, which provides students enrolled in the federated program with unparalleled access to the combined academic resources of three universities.

As a graduate student, you will participate in hands-on, side-by-side research with accomplished faculty who are dedicated to helping you develop your skills as a scholar, practitioner, teacher and leader in your field.

Our learning environment is unique to you

We have a legacy of excellence

Graduate study began at Texas Woman’s University in 1930, and doctoral degrees were first awarded in 1953. Since its inception, the TWU Graduate School has held a strong reputation in nursing, education, health care, nutrition, business, social sciences, humanities, the arts and the sciences. Our long and distinguished history serves as the foundation for our continued legacy of excellence in higher education.


TWU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Over 5,200 graduate students are enrolled at TWU in 70 master’s and 23 doctoral programs of study.

In addition to the university’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, specialized accreditations for state, regional and/or national professional association and boards speak to the quality of TWU’s academic programs.

2020 Virginia Chandler Dykes Scholars

Headshot of sociology Ph.D. student Aubree Evans

"My goal is to impact teaching in a way that affords students more agency over their learning. "

Sociology Ph.D. student
By fall 2021, Evans plans to complete her dissertation, which focuses on power dynamics in higher education.
Lorna Durrant headshot

"The TWU faculty feels like family. They provided an environment that made me feel empowered as a woman."

International family studies Ph.D. student
Since 2015, Durrant has worked as an instructor in the TWU Department of Human Development, Family Studies and Counseling.
Alex Connor headshot

"My passion for connecting talent and creating networking opportunities is what has inspired me to pursue a career in the corporate sector."

MBA in human resource management student
Conner works full time in talent acquisition and plans to continue developing as a human resources professional after her May graduation.
 Nisha Mathews headshot

"Nursing professionals work closely with other healthcare members, consumers and communities. It gives me great joy to guide and mentor others."

Nursing science Ph.D. student
Mathews' dissertation is inspired by her exploration of Houston as a culturally diverse city and by a multicultural nursing course at TWU.
 Lou Ann Hintz headshot

"I wanted to have a job where I could help others by making them feel better despite having medical conditions and being separated from their families."

Occupational therapy Ph.D. student
Hintz' dissertation is a qualitative phenomenological study on teachers’ experiences with occupational therapy and response to intervention.

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