On-Campus SLP Degree & Admission Details

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I indicate that I am flexible for the starting semester when I have to choose one in the application?

You may indicate either a summer or fall starting semester in the ApplyTexas application. Within the CSDCAS application, there is an option for you to select your preferred starting semester. As students are accepted, we allow them to select their starting semester unless there are no longer spots available for that cohort. At the time of acceptance, we can change the starting semester in the system if needed.

Program Requirements

In this program, you will complete a total of 61 semester credit hours (6 or 7 semesters) 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.

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

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. (Available for our on-campus students only.)

Open House

Join us at an open house event to visit with faculty and current students to learn more about the SLP master’s program.

Attend our SLP Open House

Admissions Information

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

Program Contact

Admissions Coordinator

Application Deadlines

Fall – January 5
Summer – January 5

Applications for the 2023 on-campus venue will open on August 15, 2023.

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.)
  • Complete the program application on the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) website before the deadline. 
    •  A second set of official transcripts from every college or university attended must be submitted to CSDCAS. If currently enrolled in classes, final Fall grades are NOT required to be posted on official transcripts.

Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: https://twu.edu/alumni-advantage/. If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

For more information

Admissions Coordinator

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