Ms. Suzanne Gibson
Out-of-Field Students: SLP Prerequisite Program
Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field that is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, or the equivalent, must complete prerequisite courses before they begin graduate work in Speech-Language Pathology at Texas Woman’s University. These courses are undergraduate courses. TWU offers these prerequisites to selected candidates via the SLP Prerequisite Program. The SLP Prerequisite Program is offered annually and courses are offered online with the exception of final examinations in the Fall. Students applying to the on campus venue will take their final examinations in Denton, and students applying to TETN will take their final examinations at their local Education Service Center. Deadline for application each year is March 1 and the program begins each summer.SLP Prerequisite Program
Applications are due March 1 of each year.
The TWU SLP Prerequisite Program is offered only to students who wish to apply to the TWU Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Program (either the on-campus or TETN venue).
The Prerequisite Program is NOT a licensed assistant preparation program. Completion of the Prerequisite Program does NOT fulfill all of the requirements for an "Assistant in Speech-Language Pathology" license from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Questions regarding the assistant’s license should be directed to the Texas State Board of Health.
Admission to the TWU Prerequisite Program is competitive and enrollment is limited. Applying to the TWU Prerequisite Program does not guarantee admission to the Prerequisite Program. The program does not offer individual courses without being accepted to the Prerequisite Program.
Admission to the TWU Prerequisite Program does NOT constitute or ensure acceptance into the Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology.
Courses in the Prerequisite Program begin each summer. The Prerequisite Program includes 21 semester credit hours (7 courses) offered sequentially in the summer, fall and spring. Courses are offered only once in each yearly program and must be taken in the designated order. Candidates must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in their last 60 hours of college work. This includes any hours taken after their Bachelors degree is earned. We do not round up.
Applicants must complete their bachelor’s degree prior to beginning prerequisite classes. Students accepted into the Prerequisite Program must maintain an A or a B in all prerequisite courses in order to continue. If a student earns a grade of C or lower in a prerequisite course, she/he may retake the course only one time and must earn a grade of A or B before she/he enrolls in any further prerequisite courses. A student who earns a second C (or lower) in the same course or a subsequent course will not be allowed to continue in the Prerequisite Program.
All application materials for the SLP Prerequisite Program must be postmarked or post marked by midnight March 1st.
Credits for prerequisite courses from other universities may be accepted by the department if they contain equivalent information. Consideration of these course credits will be made only after an applicant is accepted into the Prerequisite Program.
The courses in the Prerequisite Program are undergraduate courses and include the following:
Sequence of Courses
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