Texas Wesleyan University


Five Psychology and Counseling Degrees Available at TWU

Texas Wesleyan University appears in our ranking of the 50 Great Small Colleges for a Bachelor’s in Psychology

At Nenetta Burton Carter Hall, Texas Wesleyan University provides a 120-credit, four-year B.A./B.S. in Psychology for undergrads to take Fort Worth courses from Child Development to Behavioral Neuroscience while engaging in the Psi Chi Chapter and internships like Holman Family Services. Chaired by Dr. Linda Metcalf, the M.A. in Professional Counseling follows a 60-credit path to Texas LPC licensure with field practicum at Safe Haven, Sundance Hospital, Mind Above Matter, and more. The M.S. in School Counseling has a 42-credit, 24-month curriculum with evening classes like Career Assessment and 160 practicum hours for 100 percent TExES K-12 certification success. Directed by Dr. Michael Ellison, the M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy offers a 60-credit, COAMFTE-accredited sequence where post-grads can join Delta Kappa, attend the Master Therapist Series, and intern at The Parenting Center. The 68-credit Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy also trains Texas LMFTs for intervention-based research careers.

About Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University originated in 1890 when Bishop Joseph S. Key acquired East Fort Worth land to build Polytechnic College for Methodist Episcopal Church education. In Fall 1891, Polytechnic welcomed an inaugural class of 111 Southern Methodists. In 1914, it adopted a single-sex admission policy and became Texas Woman’s College. Struggling after the Great Depression, it merged with Texas Wesleyan Academy in 1935 and began readmitting men. By 1975, Texas Wesleyan College had added its first Master of Education degree. On October 29, 1980, Texas Wesleyan received $12 million from Eunice and James L. West to build its library. In January 1989, the Board of Trustees selected the Texas Wesleyan University name. In 1994, TWU launched the C.E. Hyde Weekend/Evening Program for adults. In 2013, TWU sold its School of Law to Texas A&M. That Fall, Texas Wesleyan University joined the Sooner Athletic Conference for NAIA Division I athletics.

Endowed for $39.68 million, Texas Wesleyan University now employs 133 full-time and 144 part-time faculty educating 2,236 Rams on its 75-acre, 39-building Polytechnic Heights campus along the Trinity River or online on Blackboard with 50+ clubs like the Professional Organization of Advancing Counselors. In 2015, TWU received the Southeast Fort Worth Inc. Blueprint Award. In 2019, Texas Wesleyan won an AAF Fort Worth Gold Addy Award. Texas Wesleyan University accepted the 2016 SmartWater Conservation Award too. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Wesleyan the 159th top social mobility performer. On Niche, TWU has America’s 120th most diversity, 162nd best Christian education, and 185th hardest admission. WalletHub placed TWU 173rd for student selectivity and 75th for campus experience. College Factual crowned TWU the 46th top Methodist school and 317th best psychology value. The Economist picked Texas Wesleyan University 161st. Fort Worth is Forbes’ 120th best city for education.

Texas Wesleyan University Accreditation Details

On April 15, 2013, Texas Wesleyan University conducted an On-Site Peer Review to reaffirm its Level VI accreditation status from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) through 2022-23 under President Frederick G. Slabach, J.D., who earned the CASE District IV Savoie Chief Executive Leadership Award. Located 820 miles east via Interstate 20 in Decatur, Georgia, this sizeable 11-state Southeast Region accreditor is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to evaluate TWU’s 34 baccalaureate, eight master’s, and five doctoral majors. Further, the School of Health Professions was approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) in October 2018.

Texas Wesleyan University Application Requirements

Enrollment at Texas Wesleyan University is classified as “moderately difficult” by Peterson’s since 1,218 of the 2,959 Fall 2018 applicants were chosen for competitive 41 percent acceptance. First-year Rams pursuing the B.A./B.S. in Psychology need to verify high school diploma or GED completion. Four English, four math, and 3.5 social science units are prerequisites. Freshmen must achieve cumulative GPAs of 2.5 or higher. At least 1000 SAT or 19 ACT scores are mandatory. The Class of 2022 reported an average 3.35 GPA, 1160 SAT, and 23 ACT mark. Undergrads with 12-90 accredited, non-remedial credits graded C or better can transfer. Foreign students must be fluent with English scores above 520 (TOEFL pBT) or 6.0 (IELTS). The School of Health Professions seeks master’s entrants with overall four-year GPAs of 3.0 and better. Post-grads with GPAs below 3.25 in the last 60 credits must take the GRE General Test. Satisfactory GRE scores will be in the top 50th percentile.

Texas Wesleyan University has rolling admission until August 17th for Fall, January 15th for Spring, and May 14th for Summer starts. International priority deadlines are April 1st and November 1st. School of Health Professions M.A./M.S. cohorts must file before June 15th, April 1st, or December 1st. The Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy has February 1st priority and July 15th final deadlines. Accordingly, complete the 15-minute TWU Application for free. Send official academic records to 1201 Wesleyan Street in Fort Worth, TX 76105. Submit test results using SAT/GRE code 6828 or ACT code 4222. Attach supplemental materials, such as the 500-word personal essay, resume or curriculum vitae, 2-3 recommendation letters, and GED certificate. Contact (817) 531-4422 or [email protected] with questions.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For 2019-20, Texas Wesleyan University is charging full-time B.A./B.S. in Psychology majors $13,822 per semester or $27,644 annually. Studying part-time incurs $1,062 per credit. Undergrads pay mandatory fees of $4,172 each year. Living at the Fort Worth dorms like Stella Russell Hall adds $9,654 for yearly room and board. TWU budgets $2,032 for books, $1,422 for transportation, and $2,845 for personal expenses. Annual bachelor’s attendance equals about $47,769 on-site or $38,115 at home. Master’s courses are priced at $1,070 per credit. The M.S. in School Counseling costs $44,940 in total. M.S. in Professional Counseling or Marriage & Family Therapy cohorts spend $64,200. The Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy requires $1,128 per credit or $76,704 overall.

According to the NCES College Navigator, the Office of Financial Aid on the Oneal-Sells Administration Building’s 3rd Floor links 98 percent of new full-time TWU Rams to average assistance of $18,235 each for $5.48 million combined. University funds include the Wesleyan Scholars Honors Scholarship, Trustee’s Scholarship, Founder’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Top-Tier Scholarship, Movers & Shakers Scholarship, Critical Thinkers Scholarship, Engaging Educators Scholarship, Achievement Scholarship, Success Scholarship, Smarter U Scholarship, United Methodist Scholarship, and Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship. The President’s Scholarship provides $21,000 annually to exemplary freshmen with minimum 27 ACT or 1260 SAT scores. The $15,000 Transfer Aspire Scholarship supports full-time undergrads with 12+ credits and cumulative GPAs above 3.5. Federal programs, such as the Pell Grant or Graduate Plus Loan, require FAFSA applications coded 003645. Texans also apply for the Tuition Equalization Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, Armed Services Scholarship, Horatio Alger Scholarship, Molly Gerold Scholarship, Heart of Texas Counseling Association Scholarship, and more.

Keep reading about Texas Wesleyan University at the School of Health Professions website.

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