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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 70
Doctoral Degrees 1

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 (143 verbal,141 quantitative), GMAT (330 total or verbal 21 quantitative 17), or MCAT (total 500-507, 125-126 critical analysis/reading and 125-126 biological and biochemical foundations of living systems)
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 (143 verbal,141 quantitative), GMAT (330 total or verbal 21 quantitative 17), or MCAT (total 500-507, 125-126 critical analysis/reading and 125-126 biological and biochemical foundations of living systems)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, 50% of all required hours must be earned at TWU

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

98
Applied
80
Accepted
45
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 (143 verbal,141 quantitative), GMAT (330 total or verbal 21 quantitative 17), or MCAT (total 500-507, 125-126 critical analysis/reading and 125-126 biological and biochemical foundations of living systems)
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 (143 verbal,141 quantitative), GMAT (330 total or verbal 21 quantitative 17), or MCAT (total 500-507, 125-126 critical analysis/reading and 125-126 biological and biochemical foundations of living systems)
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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

145
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.86%
Black or African American 4.14%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 11.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.14%
Unknown 0.69%

Gender

Male (11%)
Female (88%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 1
Male (6)
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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