On-Campus SLP Degree & Admission Details Heading

Program Requirements

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

  • 41 credit hours of required coursework completed over six or seven semesters, when enrolled full-time
  • Two credit hours of electives
  • 18 credit hours of clinic (practicum) over six semesters

Before degree completion and graduation, you must pass a comprehensive exam.

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog.


Clinical placements include six different experiences arranged for you:

Your first three semesters require 2-3 days at the assigned pediatric practicum site. Your last three semesters have a 3-5 day requirement depending on the adult/medical site.

Each long semester, you will take 6-10 semester credit hours of academics plus practicum (3-6 hours in summer plus practicum) for a total of 9-13 credit hours each long semester (6-9 in summers).

Due to the practicum requirements, it is not possible to work full time.

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 - On-Campus Venue

Program Contact

Penny Tomlinson, Admissions Coordinator

Application Deadlines

Fall – January 1
Summer – January 1

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 classes that 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 for the 2020 on-campus venue will open on September 1, 2019 and will be due January 1, 2020. Application instructions will be posted here by the end of June.

For more information

Penny Tomlinson
Admissions Coordinator
MCL 821

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