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.
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 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 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.)
Join us at an open house event to visit with faculty and current students to learn more about the SLP master’s program.
Admission to the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology - On-Campus Venue
Fall – January 7
Summer – January 7
Applications for the 2023 on-campus venue will open on August 15, 2022.
- 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
- Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School and submit official transcripts to the Office of Admission Processing. It is recommended you request transcripts be sent by early December given many universities may be closed during the holiday. If currently enrolled in classes, final Fall grades are NOT required to be posted on official transcripts.
- Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU.
- 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.
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