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Welcome to Communication Sciences & Disorders

Speech-language pathology students at the Davies School study communication processes and the disorders that affect communication and learn to treat those disorders effectively. This pre-professional program prepares you for the graduate study required for certification as a professional speech-language pathologist. Undergraduate speech-language pathology majors take the first step to becoming a licensed speech-language pathologist by acquiring baseline knowledge in the pre-professional program and prepare for graduate study, either here at TCU or another university. Habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing majors gain the practical experience and academic preparation needed to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students in public or private schools, and may choose to pursue graduate study in a selected educational or clinical area associated with deafness. Graduate speech-language pathology students complete three semesters of clinical practice, treating clients at TCU’s acclaimed Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic. Along the way, all students benefit from personal instruction and guidance from outstanding faculty.

The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and clinical practice in speech-language pathology and habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing. For more than 70 years, faculty, staff, and students have joined with the community to make innovative clinical and educational services available to children and adults with communication difficulties. The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, with one of the first bilingual speech-language pathology training programs in the nation, is also committed to multicultural and cross-cultural instruction and research.


Our mission is to advance the understanding and practice of communication sciences and disorders through the preparation of graduates who think and practice as ethical leaders by promoting scholarship, community clinical service, and cross-cultural education.

Academic Strengths

  • Our low faculty-to-student ratios ensure individual attention, close supervision, academic innovation and excellence
  • Our BS in habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing leads to two certifications and three career options – the only degree of its type in the state of Texas
  • Our undergraduate programs are distinctive for their educational quality – more than 60% of our undergraduate students graduate with honors
  • Our MS in speech-language pathology has consistently produced graduate classes with 100% program completion, 100% PRAXIS pass rates and 100% employment rates
  • Our MS in speech-language pathology with an emphasis in bilingual SLP has a 30-year tradition of training bilingual clinicians to work with Spanish-speaking patients
  • Our MS in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and recognized at the state level by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
  • Graduate and undergraduate curricula include study abroad opportunities in the United Kingdom, Australia, Chile, Argentina, and China
  • Students have opportunities to work closely with faculty who are scholars, teachers, master clinicians, and leaders in their professions
  • Faculty laboratories offer learning opportunities in groundbreaking practices of clinical and laboratory technologies

More information about the Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders can be found in our strategic plan.

The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers several courses of study, including minors, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. options.

BS Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
BS Speech Language Pathology
MS Speech-Language Pathology
Ph.D. in Health Sciences

Areas of Study

Explore the field of communication sciences and disorders at home and abroad. Students at the Davies School’s can choose from study abroad programs in Australia, Chile and Argentina, China, and the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Study Abroad

Advisors at the Harris College Academic resource Center are available to help first- and second-year students navigate their chosen course of study. Make an appointment to get help with program admission, TCU policies, student organizations, and more.

Academic Resource Center


At TCU, you’ll also have access to a career consultant who works directly with Harris College students. Schedule a one-on-one meeting with your career coach to learn how courses, internships, and service projects can prepare you for a rewarding career. Learn more about everything Career Services has to offer.

Career Preparation