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Texas Woman's University

Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Denton, TX

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Overview

Texas Woman's University / Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling is located in Denton, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Family therapy
Master of Science (MS) Child development
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) Counseling and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Family studies
Master of Science (MS) Family studies
Master of Science (MS) Child life

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 89
Doctoral Degrees 24
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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 Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Thesis, professional paper, portfolio, or coursework; practicums (for some programs)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE scores (147 verbal, 144 quantitative, 4 analytical)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Seminars, qualifying exam, dissertation
Other Advanced Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

234
Applied
115
Accepted
80
Enrolled
49%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.25 for family therapy), letter of intent, curriculum vitae/resume, interview, writing sample, 2 letters of recommendation, interview (counseling and development) For additional program specific requirements, please visit www.twu.edu
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE scores (147 verbal, 144 quantitative, 4 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, 3 letters of recommendation, master's degree or prerequisite equivalents in core area
Additional Entrance Requirements Master's degree, TX teaching certificate, 2 years classroom teaching experience

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

432
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.35%
Black or African American 19.21%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.47%
Unknown 0.69%

Gender

Male (5%)
Female (94%)

Faculty

38
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 11
Male (6)
Female (32)

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. Holly Hansen-Thomas
Interim Chair
Email: HDFSC@twu.edu
Phone: 940-898-2685
Fax: 940-898-2676

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