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TWU Speech Language Pathology Master's Degree Program

TWU Speech Language Pathology Master's Degree Program

Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Services

To address the shortage of master's level SLPs in Texas schools, a partnership was formed with Texas Education Service Centers (ESCs), Texas Woman's University (TWU), Texas Education Agency (TEA), and local educational entities to provide a master's degree program for both in-field and out-of-field students.  The program, fully accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), utilizes videoconferencing, web-based instruction, and clinical experiences on school campuses, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and special summer camps. Successful program completion prepares graduates to apply for Texas licensure in speech pathology and ASHA certification.



  • This program is solely designed for students who commit to working in the schools of Texas following TWU graduation.  Candidates who do not wish to work in Texas schools are not eligible for admission to this program. 
  • Individuals who do not have a bachelor’s degree in the speech or communication field are required to take “leveling” coursework, either through TWU or through an ASHA-approved university. 
  • TWU offers a Bilingual certification in addition to the SLP master’s degree.  The purpose is to better serve children receiving speech therapy services in a language other than English.

Cycle 12 Informational Meetings 

The Cycle 12 distance venue 27-month program informational meetings will be virtual.  Registration is only through Region 10 ESC.  You must attend one of the meetings in its entirety to fulfill the mandatory meeting requirement on the TWU graduate program application.  Applying to the TWU graduate program is due between August 15 and October 15, 2022 (apply to TWU first as a student, then the graduate program).

February 7, 2022    -   4:30 pm CST - Monday     

February 28, 2022  -  4:30 pm CST - Monday

March 21, 2022      -   4:30 pm CST - Monday

April 25, 2022         -   4:30 pm CST - Monday

September 7, 2022 - 4:30 pm CST - Monday   NEW DATE ADDED - must have Bachelor's Degree in Communications to attend (and individuals who will have met all the prerequisite coursework requirements before the end of May 2023)

Attendees interested in seeking post-baccalaureate certificates in Bilingual SLP, Deaf and Hard of Hearing for SLPs, and Multicultural and Diversity Studies for SLPs in addition to their master's degree will have an opportunity to learn more about these certificate requirements in the Informational Meetings.  Cycle 12 begins in 2023 and runs through 2025.

August 15, 2022
 - TWU Applications available for Master's Degree program
October 15, 2022 - TWU Submission deadline for ALL graduate application materials due for Cycle 12
December 15, 2022 - TWU notifies graduate applicants about acceptance decisions for Cycle 12

 Program Requirements - Complete a total of 61 semester credit hours over seven semesters broken down into:

  • 41 credit hours of required coursework
  • Two credit hours of electives
  • 18 credit hours of clinic (practicum) over six of the seven total semesters
  • Other requirements:
    • If you are an out-of-field student, you may be required to take an additional clinic semester;
    • You must secure and maintain sponsorship from an approved Texas educational entity throughout the program;
    • Before degree completion and graduation, you must pass a comprehensive exam;
    • After graduation, you will be eligible to be licensed and certified to work in any setting. However, as a distance student, you must commit to working as an SLP in the schools for a period of time after graduation.

A full list of courses, degree requirements, and additional program requirements are available in the course catalog.


Leveling Courses:

  • Leveling program applications in time for Cycle 12 must be entered by April 1, 2022.  The leveling courses must be completed before May 26, 2023.
  • Completing leveling course work does not guarantee admission into the master’s degree program.
  • The pre-master’s SLP leveling program contains seven three-credit hour courses (total of 21 credit hours).
  • Universities that offer leveling courses online can be found at


Additional Information 


Additional questions may be directed to Region 18 (432) 563-2380