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Texas Woman's University

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Denton , TX

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Overview

Texas Woman's University / Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is located in Denton , TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Exercise and sports nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Food science and flavor chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Food systems administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 71
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (preferred minimum score 143 [350 old version] Verbal, 141 [450 old version] Quantitative)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Thesis (for food and flavor chemistry); thesis or coursework (for exercise and sports nutrition, nutrition)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (preferred minimum score 150 [450 old version] Verbal, 146 [550 old version] Quantitative)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, 50% of all required hours must be earned at TWU

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

102
Applied
86
Accepted
54
Enrolled
84%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st July 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (preferred minimum score 143 [350 old version] Verbal, 141 [450 old version] Quantitative)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25, resume, personal statement of interest (food science and flavor chemistry only)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (preferred minimum score 150 [450 old version] Verbal, 146 [550 old version] Quantitative)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 on last 60 undergraduate hours and graduate course work, 2 letters of reference, resume, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

201
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.94%
Black or African American 4.98%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.48%
Unknown 1.99%

Gender

Male (8%)
Female (91%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 1
Male (3)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bioactive food components and cancer, nutraceuticals and functional foods in diabetes, obesity and bone health, food safety, obesity prevention in children
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
186,045

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 425888
Denton , TX  76204
United States
Contact Dr. K. Shane Broughton
Chair
Email: nutrfdsci@twu.edu
Phone: 940-898-2636
Fax: 940-898-2634

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