Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is a public, co-educational institution that seeks to provide students a liberal education in practical industries. It offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 60 areas of study. More than 50 percent of its students pursue degrees in healthcare and nursing.
TWU began as the Girls Industrial College in 1901 and was given its current name in 1957. It admitted its first male students in 1972, though it is still largely a school for women. It was the first nationally accredited nursing school in Texas, and it is also home to the nation’s first building dedicated to education in library sciences.
TWU’s main campus is located in Denton, Texas, and the school has health science centers in Houston, Texas, and Dallas (which opened in February 2011). Both of these locations offer degrees in health and occupational therapy fields.
The institution is made up of five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Professional Education; the College of Health Sciences; the College of Nursing; and the Graduate School, which is a separate entity within the university.
The College of Nursing is the 5th oldest doctoral program in nursing in the United States. It is ranked in the top 25 graduate schools for physical therapy, according to the U.S. News and World Report, and its occupational therapy program leads the nation in the number of occupational therapists produced yearly.
The Honors Scholars Program at TWU is an opportunity for students of exceptional academic ability to further their studies through more interesting pursuits, including smaller classes, cultural events, travel, academic conferences, and community service. The program is open to freshmen and transfers in all Colleges and majors. Earning a diploma as an Honors Scholar is considered the highest possible undergraduate distinction at TWU.