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Communication Disorders Leveling Program

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Celeste Domsch
Health Professions,
Room 167

Department of Communication Disorders
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The communication disorders (CDIS) leveling program is a non-degree program for applicants who are interested in the CDIS master's program but who do not have the required background course work. Due to the competitive nature of the CDIS master's program, successful completion of the CDIS leveling program does not guarantee admission. Students are encouraged to apply to more than one communication disorders graduate program during the spring semester of the leveling program. Financial aid is not available for this program.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall April 1 April 1
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee(s)

  • $10 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).

Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted. If you have not yet graduated with your bachelor's degree, you must submit a transcript with Fall 2017 grades. 
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.

GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required


  • non-degree form
  • prerequisite course form (PDF | Word)
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (PDF | Word) addressing the following questions:
    • What areas of speech pathology practice or research interest you most and why?
    • Why are you applying to the Communication Disorders graduate program at Texas State University?
    • Briefly describe any life experiences, situations, and/or research interests which distinguish you as an applicant.
  • three forms of recommendation

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.