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Texas Woman's University

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Denton, TX

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Texas Woman's University

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 77
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
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), capstone
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (preferred minimum score 153 [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

76
Applied
62
Accepted
44
Enrolled
82%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st July 1st No

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 for last 60 undergraduate hours, resume, personal statement of interest (food science and flavor chemistry only)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (preferred minimum score 153 [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 IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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

164
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.24%
Black or African American 4.27%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.27%
Unknown 1.22%

Gender

Male (10%)
Female (89%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 3
Male (5)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bio-active food components and cancer, functional foods in diabetes, obesity and bone health, flavor chemistry, obesity prevention in children
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

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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