MS in Speech-Language Pathology

In as little as two years, you can have your Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and be ready for the next step in your career. The program offers on-campus and distance education options.

Program Features

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  • Degree completion in as little as two years (6 or 7 semesters), or 61 credit hours*
  • High quality, affordable education and career preparation
  • Study prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty
  • Exceptional Praxis exam pass rate and job placement rate for graduates
  • Specialized coursework highlights experiential learning with practicum placements

*Individual requirements may vary.

SLP Student Outcome Data

Project EPIC

Project EPIC is a Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) grant to prepare future teachers of the deaf and speech-language pathologists through an interdisciplinary collaboration. (Available for our on-campus students only.)

Project Nexus

Project Nexus is an interdisciplinary collaborative project between TWU’s graduate programs in Adapted Physical Activity and Speech-Language Pathology. Project Nexus aims to prepare APE and SLP scholars with the skills necessary for effective teaching and/or service provision to students with disabilities with high intensity needs.

Admission Details

Learn more about admission to the program.

On-Campus Degree & Admission Details
Distance Education Degree & Admission Details
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Why study speech-language pathology at TWU?

Two venue options: On-campus and distance education

On-Campus Option

  • Classes held in the evenings on our Denton and Dallas campuses
  • 9-10 hours of academic coursework each semester
  • Diverse practicum experiences 2-5 days a week each semester
  • Cohorts start in the summer or fall every year

Distance Education Option

  • Classes held in regional Education Service Centers across Texas and through live interactive webinars on your home computer
  • Complete clinical experiences with sponsoring school districts during the school year and at medical facilities during summers
  • Cohorts admitted every two years

This distance education option allows you to work as a school-based licensed speech-language pathology assistant while in the program.

Experiential learning in TWU’s Clinics

Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic

On-campus students train with experienced TWU faculty in our on-site Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic which provides services to those in the community with speech, language, cognitive-communication, feeding or hearing difficulties. You will provide clinical services to clients with supervision from faculty members who are ASHA-certified and Texas-licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

The Stroke Center - Dallas

The Stroke Center, located on TWU’s Dallas campus, allows graduate students in speech-language pathology to train with professors and other health professionals providing treatments to clients who have experienced a stroke. Gain hands-on experience assessing the communication needs of individual clients, outlining a plan of care and providing outpatient services.

An accredited program: Accreditation information

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Texas Woman’s University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Accreditation student outcome information (including program completion rates, Praxis examination pass rates, employment rate of our graduate students and strategic plan and progress) covers the last three years and is updated annually.

Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Bilingual SLP Option

If you are bilingual, you can earn this certificate while getting your master's degree.

  • Certificate offered at TWU to students enrolled in the master's SLP program
  • Classes delivered 100 percent online
  • Clinical Practicum (75 hours) provides hands-on experience under the supervision of bilingual speech-language pathologists

Get more information about our Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Bilingual SLP.

Post-baccalaureate SLP Certificate in Deaf and Hard of Hearing

If you are interested in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH), you can earn this certificate while getting your master’s degree.

  • Certificate offered at TWU to students enrolled in the master’s SLP program (and practicing SLPs)
  • Classes delivered 100 percent online
  • Clinical Practicum (75 hours) provides hands-on experience under the supervision of licensed and certified SLPs who are experienced in working with children who are DHH

Get more information about our Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the SLP.

Supportive student organization

The Student Organization of Communication Sciences (SOCS) works to bring you opportunities in leadership, community service, addressing professional issues and participating in social activities with peers and faculty to learn more about communication development and disorders.

SOCS is a member of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Scholarship opportunities

The Department of Communication Sciences & Oral Health has several scholarships available to communication sciences and speech-language pathology students. Visit the COMS scholarship opportunities site for information on specific scholarships and how to apply.

Career Opportunities

The MS in Speech-Language Pathology prepares graduates to apply for a Certificate of Clinical Competence (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) and for a Speech Language Pathology intern's license (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations). If you are a resident of another state, contact our department to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to apply for licensure in your home state.

These credentials open up a variety of speech-language pathologist career opportunities, such as working in a medical facility, school or a private healthcare service agency.

While salaries can vary, the median salary for a certified SLP is $76,610 with a much faster than average growth rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Complaint Procedures

For TWU complaint procedures please see the TWU Student Handbook.

To make a public comment or for information on the CAA complaint process regarding the graduate SLP program, please go to the Council on Academic Accreditation handbook.

Page last updated 12:09 PM, May 14, 2021