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Texas Woman's University

Department of Family Sciences

Denton, TX

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Counseling and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Family studies
Master of Science (MS) Family studies
Master of Science (MS) Child life
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Early childhood development and education
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Family therapy
Master of Science (MS) Family therapy
Master of Science (MS) Child development

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 77
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE with preferred minimum score 147 Verbal, 144 Quantitative, 4.0 Analytical (for MS in child development and M!Ed)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis, professional paper, or coursework; practicums (for some programs)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (preferred minimum score 147 Verbal, 144 Quantitative, 4.0 Analytical)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

235
Applied
129
Accepted
87
Enrolled
55%

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 with preferred minimum score 147 Verbal, 144 Quantitative, 4.0 Analytical (for MS in child development and M!Ed)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.25 for family therapy), 3 letters of recommendations (1 for child life), letter of intent, curriculum vitae/resume, interview, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (preferred minimum score 147 Verbal, 144 Quantitative, 4.0 Analytical)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 (3.35 for family studies) on all prior graduate work, curriculum vitae/resume, letter of intent

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

390
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.44%
Black or African American 20.77%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.82%
Unknown 1.54%

Gender

Male (6%)
Female (93%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 17
Male (7)
Female (34)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Parenting/parent education, play therapy, healthy relationships, child development, technology integration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 425769
Denton, TX  76204
United States
Contact Dr. Jerry Whitworth
Interim Chair
Email: famsci@twu.edu
Phone: 940-898-2685
Fax: 940-898-2676

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