MS in Speech-Language Pathology

Our speech-language pathology master’s degree prepares you to become a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with knowledge and skills that exceed national standards. Our program will inspire you to become a life-long learner and a leader in the field.

Our program offers two venue options: On-campus and distance learning.

Attend our Open House

Join us at an open house event where you will visit with current students and learn more about the master’s program. Your visit to Denton will include a tour of the TWU Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic.

February 8, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Denton Campus MCL building room 710

Sign up for February 8 event

March 8, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Denton Campus MCL building room 710

Sign up for March 8 event

March 22, 2019 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Denton Campus MCL building room 710

Sign up for March 22 event

Careers & Salaries

The MS in Speech-Language Pathology prepares graduates to apply for a Certificate of Clinical Competence (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) and for a Speech Language Pathology intern's license (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations). If you are a resident of another state, contact our department to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to apply for licensure in your home state.

These credentials open up a variety of speech-language pathologist career opportunities, such as working in a medical facility, school or a private healthcare service agency.

While salaries can vary, the median salary for an SLP is $76,610, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment options for SLPs are growing much faster than those for most other healthcare-related professions.

On-Campus Option

  • Classes held in the evenings on our Denton and Dallas campuses.
  • Six diverse practicum experiences provided 2-5 days a week.
  • Students start classes in summer or fall every year.

Get more information about our SLP on-campus venue option.

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Our ninth distance education SLP cohort of 123 students visited Denton in May 2017 for kick-off courses and orientation.

Distance Education Option

  • Texas Education Agency funds this venue to train SLPs who commit to working in Texas schools.
  • Classes held in education service centers across the state and through live webinars watchable on your home computer.
  • Cohorts admitted every two years.

Get more information about our distance education venue option.

Certificate in Bilingual SLP

If you are fluently bilingual, you can earn this certificate while getting your master's degree.

  • Certificate offered at TWU to students enrolled in the master's SLP program.
  • Academic classes delivered online.
  • Clinical practicum (75 hours) provides hands-on experience under supervision of bilingual SLP.

Get more information about our certificate in bilingual SLP.


The Master of Science education program in Speech-Language Pathology at Texas Woman’s University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Reaccreditation will occur in 2020.

Accreditation student outcome information (including program completion rates, Praxis examination pass rates, employment rate of our graduate students and strategic plan and progress) 

Complaint Procedures

For TWU complaint procedures please see the TWU Student Handbook.

To make a public comment or for information on the CAA complaint process regarding the graduate SLP program, please go to the Council on Academic Accreditation handbook.

For More Information

Penny Tomlinson
Admissions Coordinator
FAX: 940-898-2070 

Page last updated 1:48 PM, January 11, 2019