Distance Education SLP Degree & Admission Details

An 11th cycle of the distance venue of the TWU MS program in Speech-Language Pathology has been authorized. This program is designed for students who commit to working in the schools of Texas following graduation. The 27-month program will begin in May 2021, with applications being accepted between August 15 and October 15, 2020. Because of the unique nature of this program, interested applicants must attend one of the live program information webinars listed below before applying. Information on program requirements and the admissions process will be provided.

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Date and Time of Information WebinarRegistration Link
Monday, May 11
4:30-7 p.m. CDT
Wednesday, May 27
4:30-7 p.m. CDT
Wednesday, June 10
3:30-6 p.m. CDT
Thursday, July 16
3:30-6 p.m. CDT
Wednesday, September 9
4:30-7 p.m. CDT

Program Requirements

In this program, you will complete a total of 61 semester credit hours over seven semesters broken down into:

  • 41 credit hours of required coursework
  • Two credit hours of electives
  • 18 credit hours of clinic (practicum) over six of the seven total semesters

Other requirements:

  • If you are an out-of-field student, you may be required to take an additional clinic semester
  • You must secure and maintain sponsorship from an approved Texas educational entity throughout the program
  • Before degree completion and graduation, you must pass a comprehensive exam

After graduation, you will be eligible to be licensed and certified to work in any setting. However, as a distance student, you must commit to working as an SLP in the schools for a period of time after graduation.

A full list of courses, degree requirements, and additional program requirements are available in the course catalog.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology - Distance Venue

Program Contact

Penny Tomlinson, Admissions Coordinator

Application Deadlines

Summer – October 15 (even years only)

Applications for Cycle 11 will be accepted between August 15 and October 15, 2020. Please register for one of the mandatory information meetings to learn about the program and the application process.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in communication sciences or a bachelor's degree out-of-field with completion of pre-master's leveling courses at TWU or another university. Applications may be submitted before these are completed as long as the degree or required leveling courses will be completed before graduate coursework begins.
  • Completion of college-level coursework in the four areas in compliance with ASHA's Standard IV-A. No communication sciences courses can count toward this requirement. TWU follows ASHA’s guideline for meeting this standard. For more information on what classes count toward this requirement, see ASHA’s Course Content Guide.
    • Statistics (can be math statistics, psychology statistics, business statistics, etc.)
    • Biological science (biology, human anatomy, microbiology, etc.)
    • Physics or chemistry (must be chemistry or physics, not a physical science course)
    • Social or behavioral science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, etc.)
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of college coursework (the average GPA of incoming students in our program is 3.76).
  • A competitive GRE score (the average GRE scores of incoming students in our program are 150 for verbal, 145 for quantitative, and 3.8 for writing). This requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Apply 

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU. This requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Complete the program application that includes a letter of intent responding to a specific prompt and the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. (Link to apply will be available here on August 15th)


For more information

Debra Stolinsky

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