How to Apply

Application Deadlines


The Department of Anthropology only has fall admissions:

  • Early Admission and Scholarship Deadline for Fall 2016: February 1
    To be considered for scholarships and/or early admission, all application materials must be submitted by this deadline. If the entire application is not received by this deadline, your application will be considered with the late admission applicants.
  • Late Admission Deadline for Fall 2016: April 13
    We strongly encourage you to apply by the early deadline, especially if you are applying to the online program.

Two Applications

In order to be accepted into the UNT Master’s Program in Applied Anthropology, applicants must submit two separate applications. This page provides an overview; for more detail, see our step-by-step Application Checklist.

1. Application to the Toulouse Graduate School

Applicants must apply to and be accepted by UNT's Toulouse Graduate School. Applicants typically have a 3.0 GPA or higher on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours from their bachelor’s degree, or at least a 3.4 on a completed master’s degree. Applicants with lower GPAs may be considered by an individual review for provisional admission.

Applicants should send all required documentation directly to the Toulouse Graduate School.

Items Include:

  • Toulouse Graduate School application form
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts from all previous college work
  • GRE scores ( GRE must have been taken within the last 6 years)

International Applicants
International applicants must apply through the International Studies Office rather than the Toulouse Graduate School. Please review the International Studies Office website for more information about degree equivalencies, English requirements, and the application process. Apply early to allow for extra time for the processing of this paperwork.

2. Application to the Department of Anthropology

In addition, applicants must also apply to and be accepted by the Department of Anthropology. Applicants should send all required documentation directly to the Department of Anthropology.

Items include:

Please do not send transcripts to the Department of Anthropology. This slows down the application process. The Toulouse Graduate School will forward the transcripts to the department when they have been processed.

The Department of Anthropology reviews all applications together, approximately one month after each application deadline. This is because applicants must be accepted by the Toulouse Graduate School BEFORE their application can be reviewed by the Department of Anthropology. The Toulouse Graduate School takes approximately 1 month to make decisions. You will receive an admissions letter shortly after the admissions committee meets.

Notice for online applicants: Each year we have far greater numbers of applicants than spots in our online program. If you are applying to the online program but could do the on-campus program, please note that on your application to the department.

Additional Requirements and Information

  • The applicant must hold the bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent training at a foreign university.
  • Applicants must have adequate subject preparation in anthropology. If an applicant has fewer than 12 hours of anthropology, s/he must take a prerequisite leveling course the summer before the first year of study, ANTH 5000. If you need this prerequisite, you should apply for the SUMMER term rather than Fall. This is particularly important for your Toulouse Graduate School application.
  • Core classes in the master's of applied anthropology program are restricted for majors in our program.
  • Any other classes that are taken as a non-degree seeking student are not guaranteed to apply towards a degree plan should the student get accepted into the applied anthropology program. A major's degree plan is tailored for each student with their advisor (chosen during the 2nd semester in the program). For this reason, the general graduate advisor is unable to approve any electives for non-degree seeking students.

Questions? Please review our Question and Answer page. If you still have questions, contact the Programs Coordinator, Nicole Brown, at

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Contact Us


We’re here to help you every step of the way. For any inquiries, please email our graduate director at In addition, you can call our main office at 940-565-4458.

Mailing address

Department of Technical Communication
Auditorium Building, Suite 317
Phone: 940-565-4458
Fax: 940-369-8976
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed for University holidays and intermittently for errands)



Tuition and Fees


Getting your Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2018

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
hrough Summer 2018

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2018

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 22 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

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  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

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  • Available at low-interest rates to students
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Our department has one of the most prestigious group of technical communication faculty in the world. We have leading researchers and teachers who focus on cutting-edge technical communication pedagogy.

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Our faculty members are committed to your success. They also have experience teaching online, and they will all

  • Be available for contact throughout your online course experience
  • Monitor and encourage student participation and process
  • Provide prompt feedback on your work
  • Engage with student questions through multiple media

Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing




The GAC in Teaching Technical Writing is 100% Online. Students accepted to the program, complete four required graduate-level courses. Your graduate academic certificate will appear on your official university transcript from UNT.

Required Courses

All courses are taught in 8-week sessions.

TECM 5195 (3 hours) Editing Technical Documents

TECM 5200 (3 hours) Digital Content Strategies for Communication Professionals

TECM 5280 (3 hours) Designing Technical Documents

TECM 5550 (3 hours) Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication

Certificate students who choose to continue in a graduate degree program are required to meet all the admission requirements, including GPA, GRE, and other prerequisites of students seeking a Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication. Satisfactory work (minimum of a B grade) on graduate courses may be applied to a 30-hour degree upon advisement of the graduate coordinator.

Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing

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Achieve Your Online Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing

Our Teaching Technical Writing GAC is designed for college teachers—or people interested in higher education teaching—who want a boost to their career. Because the number of college teaching jobs in technical writing continues to increase while those in teaching language and literature continue to shrink, our GAC offers an extra credential that will make you more competitive for college teaching positions. Our GAC is specifically tailored for people who already have a Master’s degree or are currently enrolled in a Master’s program.

Benefits and Advantages of our Certificate

  • The GAC can be completed quickly—in as little as 7 months!
  • Our course rotation allows you to take classes in any fall, spring or summer term.
  • All courses are taught by world-class faculty with formal education and workplace experience in technical communication.
  • The coursework provides training that will make you highly qualified to teach ENG 2311: Technical and Business Writing (or the equivalent introductory course in colleges outside of Texas).
  • The program has no minimum GPA or GRE prerequisites.
  • GAC coursework can be applied toward our Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

  • Convenient. Earn your certificate online.
  • Affordable. A 3-credit-hour course costs approximately $1,421.45 for a Texas Resident.
  • Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. Working full time? Online courses allow you to take courses while working a full-time job.
  • Respected. Our program is offered through a standalone department with world-class faculty dedicated solely to technical communication.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for—:

  • People who do not want to earn another Master’s degree.
  • Those who have not yet succeeded in landing a teaching position with their degrees in composition and rhetoric, literature, creative writing, or cultural studies.

How does it work?

  • The 12-hour Teaching Technical Writing GAC requires four 8-week courses: Editing Technical Documents (TECM 5195), Digital Content Strategies (TECM 5200), Designing Technical Documents (TECM 5280), and Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication (TECM 5550).
  • The online course offerings rotate throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring terms. In other words, two 8-week courses are offered each term on a rotating schedule. You can complete the certificate in as little as 7 months if you take courses over the summer.


Program Contact

Technical Communication
Auditorium English Building, Suite 317
1401 W. Hickory
Denton TX, 76201 

Office: (940) 565-4458

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