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Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Master's Leveling Program

Individuals who hold bachelor’s degrees in fields other than Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, or the equivalent must complete prerequisite Communication Sciences and Disorders courses before beginning graduate work in Speech-Language Pathology at TWU. These prerequisite courses can be earned at TWU or at another university providing equivalent coursework. (Students must also complete science and statistics prerequisite coursework outside the COMS department before starting graduate work.)

 The TWU Prerequisite Program

  • Seven undergraduate-level courses over three consecutive semesters
  • Offered only to individuals who are planning to apply to the TWU Master’s SLP Program
  • Courses are online (but not self-paced)
  • Final exams are taken in person
  • Students applying to the on-campus venue take their finals at TWU in Denton
  • Students applying to TETN take their finals at their local Education Service Center 
  • Acceptance into and completion of the Prerequisite Program does not guarantee acceptance into the Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology

Schedule of Classes

Students Entering Summer 2014

Students Entering Spring 2015 or Later

Summer:

  • COMS 3523 Audiology
  • COMS 2233 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language

Spring:

  • COMS 2233 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language
  • COMS 3063 Normal Speech and Language Development
  • COMS 3553 Normal Language Development in School Age Children

Fall:

  • COMS 3333 Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription
  • COMS 3063 Normal Speech and Language Development
  • COMS 3553 Normal Language Development in School Age Children

Summer:

  • COMS 3333 Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription
  • COMS 3523 Audiology

Spring:

  • COMS 3503 Speech Disorders and Intervention
  • COMS 3563 Language Intervention

Fall:

  • COMS 3503 Speech Disorders and Intervention
  • COMS 3563 Language Intervention

Enrolling in the Prerequisite Program

  • Application and program acceptance are required; enrollment is limited
  • Individuals must apply to the university and department and be accepted by both
  • A minimum GPA of 3.25 (cumulative or last 60 hours) is required to apply (no rounding)
  • The GRE is not required for application to the Prerequisite Program

Application Steps

  • Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2014 for coursework beginning Summer 2014.
  • Applications must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2014 for coursework beginning Spring 2015.

 1.  Apply to Texas Woman's University

  • Specify " Texas Woman's University"
  • Apply as a transfer undergraduate student in Communication Sciences (Note:  These courses  are at the undergraduate level)
  • Apply for the semester the courses will begin
  • $50 fee will be assessed

 2.  Send ALL official transcripts from EACH college/university attended to:

            TWU-Admissions Processing 
            P.O. Box 425649 
            Denton, Texas 76204

 3.  Apply to the COMS Department. Official or student copies of all transcripts are required to be sent to the department, along with the following:

  • Completed and signed Prerequisite Program application form.
  • Letter of Intent, not to exceed one page double spaced. Include:
             •  Your career goals
             •  Reasons for entering your chosen profession
             •  Reasons for wanting to attend TWU
  • Two Prerequisite Program recommendation forms completed by university professors/instructors, employers, or co-workers.  These can be sealed envelopes with their signatures across the seal included in your packet or sent separately by the recommender.

Before the application deadline, send all the items to:

        Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders
        P.O. Box 425737
        Denton, Texas 76204-5737
        Attn:  Prerequisite Coordinator

You will receive a letter from the TWU Office of Admissions indicating whether you have been accepted to the university as a post-baccalaureate student. This does not constitute admission to the Prerequisite Program.  You will receive a letter from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders indicating whether you have been admitted to the SLP Prerequisite Program. This constitutes admission to the Prerequisite Program.

Completing the Prerequisite Program

  • Students must earn an A or B grade in all prerequisite courses to continue
  • Students earning a C or lower grade may retake the course only one time and must earn a grade of A or B before enrolling in any further prerequisite courses
  • Students earning two C or lower grades (in the same or different courses) will not be allowed to continue in the Prerequisite Program
  • Taking prerequisites at another university
  • Compare course descriptions for similarity
  • Students may transfer in similar courses; transcripts will be evaluated after acceptance into the Prerequisite Program

Additional Courses Before Starting the Graduate SLP Program

  • Students must also provide evidence of college credit for one course in each of the following: biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and social/behavioral sciences.

 Becoming an SLP-Assistant

  • This Program does not meet the coursework requirements for Texas licensure

Contact:

(940) 898-2025
coms@twu.edu

page updated 9/12/2014 9:35 AM

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