On-Campus SLP Degree & Admission Details

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.

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 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

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). This requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021 on-campus venue will open on August 15, 2020.

For more information

Penny Tomlinson
Admissions Coordinator
MCL 830

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