On-Campus SLP Degree & Admission Details
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
- A semester in the TWU Denton's Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic
- A semester in the Stroke Center - Dallas
- Remaining semesters in adult and pediatric clinics, schools and medical facilities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth and Denton areas
- 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.
Before degree completion and graduation, you must pass a comprehensive exam.
Admission to the TWU Graduate School
When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.
Check out the links below for specific admissions information:
*Admission to the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology - On-Campus Venue
Penny Tomlinson, Admissions Coordinator
Fall – January 1
Summer – January 1
- 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
Applications for the 2020 on-campus venue will open on August 15, 2019 and will be due January 1, 2020. Notifications of decisions (admitted, waitlisted, denied) will be sent to all applicants by March 15, 2020. Note that there are two separate applications required for the SLP program: (1) application to the TWU Graduate School and (2) application to the program through CSDCAS.
- Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
- Take the GRE General Test and submit your score to CSDCAS as instructed below. Use TWU’s CSDCAS code 7462.
- Complete the program application after you have applied to the TWU Graduate School. The program application 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.
Program Application Instructions
Go to the CSDCAS website
- Submit payment and complete all the sections of the application.
- In the Program Materials section, you will need to enter your TWU Colleague ID number. This is a 7-digit number beginning with a 0 or 1 that is assigned after you apply to TWU and create your TWU Portal account.
- Input recommenders’ contact information so CSDCAS can send an e-mail invitation to complete the recommendation. All recommendations must be received by CSDCAS by January 1, 2020, so complete this step early in the fall.
- Send another complete official set of transcripts to CSDCAS (in addition to the transcripts you send to TWU), and enter all courses into the Academic History section.
- Send GRE scores only to CSDCAS (not TWU) using TWU’s CSDCAS code 7462. (TWU will retrieve them from the CSDCAS system).
- Upload required and optional documents/artifacts as indicated in the application.
Once you begin your application, your status will be designated as "received." After CSDCAS has received all of your documents, your status will be updated from "received" to "complete." It is required that your status be "complete" by January 1, which means all documents must be received prior to January 1. Once CSDCAS processes your materials, your status will change to “verified.”
It is your responsibility to monitor your e-mail and your status for both your TWU and CSDCAS applications to be sure that everything is received for both applications by the deadline. Just because you requested items to be sent does not mean that they were received at CSDCAS or TWU. As long as all materials are received by TWU by January 1, and your application status is "complete" in CSDCAS by January 1, your application will be reviewed.
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