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MS in Speech-Language Pathology Admission

Welcome to the Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders at TCU!

The Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers an MS in Speech-Language Pathology with two tracks: (1) Traditional Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathology track and (2) Emphasis in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (EBSLP) track. Our program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Graduates of our program are eligible to begin their Clinical Fellowship (CF) to earn the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) and are also eligible for state licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Graduates of our program go on to careers in medical SLP (hospitals, rehabilitation centers), schools (public and private), and also private practice.

To contact our admissions team, please e-mail Mrs. Janet Schwartz.

Application Process

Your application for admission will be evaluated once the following are received and verified through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCSAS):

  • Completed and verified CSDCAS application by the deadline (this includes a required personal essay and optional cv/resume)
  • Official GRE test scores sent directly to CSDCAS (school code: 4296)
  • Three letters of recommendation (link is sent via CSDCAS to selected individuals)
  • Official copies of all transcripts of your college/university work sent directly to CSDCAS.
  • If you are an international applicant, TOEFL scores are also required. These must be mailed directly to TCU.

We seek to admit 20 students each year. Applicants to the graduate program should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale. There are no minimum requirements for the GRE although the range of scores for those admitted has been between 297 and 317 with a mean combined score of 305.

For Students applying to the Emphasis in Bilingual SLP track:

Make sure you check the appropriate box on the application form indicating you are applying for the bilingual track. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted by phone regarding your interest in the EBSLP track. A resume is not required, but the CSDCAS application will give you the option to submit one if you wish to do so.

FOR ALL APPLICANTS, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CSDCAS APPLICATION IS COMPLETED AND ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS ARE VERIFIED IN CSDCAS BY JANUARY 15TH; APPLICATIONS COMPLETED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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Academic Preparation

Students are considered for acceptance to the graduate program upon completion of an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders, or upon completion of a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of these majors (leveling students) and successful completion the following prerequisite courses: audiology, speech and hearing science, phonetics, speech sound disorders, anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms, language development, language disorders in children, clinical methods, and aural rehabilitation. All students applying to the graduate program must have successfully completed a course in statistics, physics or chemistry, biology, and social/behavioral science.

Financial Aid

A graduate degree from the Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders is an investment in your future, but you don’t have to make it alone. See the following links for more information:

Tuition & Fees
Financial Aid
Graduate Assistantships