The Texas Legislature has amended the state’s Education Code to limit funding of doctoral semester credit hours for any student at any institution to 99 semester credit hours. TWU doctoral students are charged at the out-of-state tuition rate for any doctoral work in excess of 99 semester credit hours. By state exception, TWU doctoral students in Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, Family Therapy, and Nursing Science are charged at the out-of-state tuition rate for any doctoral work in excess of 130 semester credit hours. Doctoral students should, therefore, work closely with their advisors to plan a course of study that will prevent their inadvertently exceeding the limit. All semester credit hours listed as ‘I’, ‘NG’, ‘PR’, ‘W’, ‘WF’, 'REP', and ‘X’ on the transcript are included in the total doctoral semester credit hours.
Doctoral students who are simultaneously enrolled in a master’s program should work with their advisors to avoid exceeding the 99/130 doctoral hour limit. Master’s courses taken after a student becomes enrolled as a doctoral student are included in the 99/130 hours if they receive doctoral funding.