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Texas Woman's University

Department of Reading

Denton, TX

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Texas Woman's University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Texas all-level (K-12) reading specialist
(Certificate) Texas master reading teacher
Master of Arts (MA) Reading education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Reading education
Master of Education (M Ed) Reading education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 5

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 Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Thesis or portfolio
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (preferred minimum score 153 [500 old version] Verbal, 144 [500 old version] Quantitative)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam TExES (for Texas all-level K-12 reading specialist)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
22
Accepted
19
Enrolled
81%

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 Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 for last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate study and all prior graduate work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (preferred minimum score 153 [500 old version] Verbal, 144 [500 old version] Quantitative)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree, minimum GPA of 3.5, on-site writing sample, interview, 3 letters of reference, curriculum vitae/resume, 1-2 page statement of professional experience and goals, 3 years of teaching experience
Additional Entrance Requirements Teacher certification, master's degree, and 2 years' classroom teaching experience (for Texas all-level K-12 reading specialist); previous certification, 3 years' teaching experience, and MRT certification (for Texas master reading teacher)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
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

62
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 24.19%
Black or African American 16.13%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (4%)
Female (95%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 3

Research

Focus of faculty research: Effective literacy practices, home/school partnerships, literacy language acquisitions, multicultural education, children's literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
349,396

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 425769
Denton, TX  76204
United States
Contact Dr. Connie Briggs
Chair
Email: reading@twu.edu
Phone: 940-898-2227
Fax: 940-898-2224

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