Pre-Master's Leveling Courses for Speech-Language Pathology

If you plan to pursue your master’s degree in speech-language pathology (SLP) at TWU but have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than communication sciences and disorders, SLP or an equivalent, you will need to complete leveling courses prior to starting your graduate program.

Please note: Acceptance into/completion of the leveling coursework does not guarantee acceptance into TWU’s SLP master’s program.

About the program

  • Offered only to individuals who plan to apply to the TWU SLP program.
  • Includes seven online (not self-paced) undergraduate-level courses over three consecutive semesters beginning each spring
  • Requires final exams to be taken in person. Students applying to the on-campus venue take their finals at TWU in Denton; students applying to the distance education venue take their finals at their local education service center

Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted each year between Aug. 15 and Oct. 1 only. NOTE: Because of the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the application deadline has been extended to Oct. 15 for this year only.

To be considered for acceptance into this program, you must:

  • Apply to TWU as an undergraduate transfer, non-degree seeking student.
  • Complete the Transfer Apply Texas application and select Communication Sciences as your first school program choice. On page 3 of the application (Educational Background), check the box for non-degree seeker.
  • Disregard the email you receive from TWU Admissions Processing asking if you meant to select non-degree seeker.
  • Complete and submit the Pre-Master's Leveling Program Application between Aug. 15 and Oct. 1. (Oct. 15 extended deadline for 2017)
  • Submit a one-page letter of intent to the department.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation to the department. (Use the form included in departmental application.)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 (cumulative or last 60 hours).

Students must be accepted by both the university and the department. Department notices of acceptance will be emailed by mid-December.

Course Sequence

SemesterCourse NumberCourse Name
Spring COMS 3063 Normal Speech and Language Development
Spring COMS 3333 Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription
Spring COMS 3553 Normal Language Development in School Age Children
Summer COMS 2233 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language
Summer COMS 3523 Audiology
Fall COMS 3503 Speech Disorders and Intervention
Fall COMS 3563 Language Disorders and Intervention

Comparable college leveling courses taken outside TWU should have equivalent content.

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