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Admission to the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program

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The Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers an MS in Speech-Language Pathology with two tracks:

  1. Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) track
  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. 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 Speech-Language Pathology and Emphasis in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology.

We offer graduate program tours that are led by current graduate students who give you an insider’s perspective of our program, facilities, and curriculum. To schedule in-person and virtual tours, please fill out the sign-up form (dates are listed on the sign-up form). 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 required essays and resume; see CSDCAS for specific essay questions)
  • Three letters of recommendation (link is sent directly from CSDCAS)
  • Official copies of all transcripts of your college/university work sent directly to CSDCAS
  • If you are an international student applicant, please mail/email TOEFL scores directly to TCU. Also, please visit Texas Christian University – International Student Admission for additional information.
    • Email Address: 
    • Mailing Address:
      Attention: Graduate Program Director
      TCU Box 297450
      Fort Worth, TX 76129

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:

Please ensure that your CSDCAS application is completed in CSDCAS by January 15th. Applications not completed in CSDCAS by January 15th will not be reviewed. Please visit CSDCAS help center for more information.

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
  • anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms
  • language development
  • clinical methods
  • aural rehabilitation
  • neurological substrates of communication & swallowing

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.