Distance Education SLP Degree & Admission Details

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 and requirements are available in the course catalog.

Additional Requirements once admitted:

  • Immunizations: You must submit documentation showing all required immunizations are current to Student Health Services at TWU. Immunizations must also remain current throughout enrollment. Without immunizations, you will not be able to participate in required externships, clinical rotations or client interactions on campus.
  • Background check: You must pass a background check before starting any clinical experience. The initial background check is conducted by TWU during clinic orientation. Some externships require additional background checks that are your responsibility to complete at your expense.
  • Drug screening: Before starting a TWU clinical practicum experience, you must pass a drug screening. Some externships will require you to submit additional drug screens. Drug screening is done through a designated third party at your expense. Any non-negative result or refusal to test will result in dismissal from the SLP master's program.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association is required of all students in clinical rotations. Instructions for completing this requirement are provided after program admission and the training is done at the student's expense.
  • Health insurance: Many practicum sites require you to have health insurance and documentation must be provided to the clinical site.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

Approval for admission to the Graduate School is required of all graduate students.

Graduate School admission does not imply admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. Candidacy will be granted only after a period of successful graduate work and after compliance with the conditions and course of study established by the University and its departments, schools, and colleges have been met.

The total enrollment of graduate students is limited. All applications to the Graduate School are subject to whatever provisions may limit the enrollment of graduate students. Admission is granted for not more than one academic year. Students who do not attend the University for four or more terms, including the term of admission, must reapply. Graduate students who have been enrolled, may stop out for a maximum of two years including the last semester of enrollment. If another institution is attended during the two year timeframe, the student must reapply.

Graduate students are subject to the general rules and regulations of the University and are expected to maintain the high standard of social and academic life of the University as well as the professional standards of their chosen field of study. Thus, graduate students are subject to all rules and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook, the Graduate Catalog, and the policy statements of the Graduate School and the academic components. All graduate students of Texas Woman’s University are expected to know and adhere to high standards of personal conduct and of academic integrity and scholarship. Any falsification, misrepresentation, or misapplication of information or research; any violation of professional or ethical standards; or any violation of the rules and regulations of the University may result in dismissal.

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

Program Contact

Penny Tomlinson, Admissions Coordinator
940-898-2042
PTomlinson@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Summer – October 1 (even years only)

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).

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.
  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.

Applications are closed for the current cycle. If another cycle is authorized, mandatory information meetings will be held and applications accepted in 2020 with the program starting in summer 2021. More information will be posted here when available.

For more information

Penny Tomlinson
Admissions Coordinator
MCL 821
ptomlinson@twu.edu
940-898-2042

Page last updated 2:04 PM, June 12, 2019