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Academics

BS Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

By obtaining a BS in habilitation of the deaf & hard of hearing, you’ll be prepared for multiple career options. This unique program provides the opportunity to prepare for three career paths at graduation: an educator of the deaf and hard of hearing at all levels (early childhood through high school), in addition to your choice of certification in general education at the elementary school level (early childhood through 6th grade) or certification in English language arts at the secondary level (8th through 12th grade).

 

BS Speech-Language Pathology

By obtaining a BS in speech-language pathology, you’ll be prepared for a career in speech-language pathology or audiology. This undergraduate program will prepare you for continued education at the graduate level, as the MS in speech-language pathology is the entry-level qualification for independent practice as a speech-language pathologist in most states. Our undergraduate program also prepares students to meet the standards for certification as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The majority of undergraduates who obtain a BS in speech-language pathology from TCU go on to graduate school.

In Texas and some other states, students with a BS in speech-language pathology will obtain partial requirements for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant, which is another career option. Additional information on Texas state requirements can be found at the website of the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.

 

Minors

A minor in communication sciences & disorders is also available with a focus in either speech-language pathology or habilitation of the deaf & hard of hearing.

MS Speech-Language Pathology

The Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers an MS in speech-language pathology with an optional emphasis in bilingual speech-language pathology. Graduate studies in speech-language pathology offer an exciting array of academic and clinical experiences that lead to eligibility for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and Texas state licensure as a speech-language pathologist. Initial learning situations take place in the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic, fully-equipped facility located on the TCU campus. Additional adult and child learning experiences will occur at externships in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and on campus.

For more information, download the Graduate & Clinical Handbook for Students or visit the TCU Graduate Studies website.

Ph.D. in Health Sciences

The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers a research doctorate through Harris College in the form of a Ph.D. in Health Sciences with an emphasis in communication sciences and disorders. More information about the Ph.D. program can be found here.

 

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