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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) Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) 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 Texas state licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist. For applicants seeking licensure outside of Texas, please review specific qualifications for that state here. Graduates of our program go on to careers in medical SLP (hospitals, rehabilitation centers), schools (public and private), and also private practice.

For more information about the MS in Speech-Language Pathology, visit MS in Speech-Language Pathology.
To contact our admissions team, please e-mail Janet Matzen.

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 (CSDCAS):

  • Completed CSDCAS application by January 15th (this includes a required essay and optional cv/resume; See CSDCAS for specific essay questions)
  • Official GRE test scores sent directly to CSDCAS (TCU 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.
    • Sybil White
      Assistant to the Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
      Box 298625
      Fort Worth, TX 76129

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 EBSLP track:
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX ON THE APPLICATION FORM INDICATING THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE EBSLP TRACK. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted by phone regarding your interest in the EBSLP track.

For all students applying to the MS in Speech-Language Pathology program:

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 speech-language pathology. All students applying to the MS in Speech-Language Pathology must successfully complete a course in statistics, physics or chemistry, biology, and social/behavioral science. Also, successful completion of the following prerequisite courses is required:

  • 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
  • aural rehabilitation

In addition to prerequisite coursework, students must obtain 25 hours of guided clinical observation prior to enrolling in the graduate program.

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
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