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Communication Disorders

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Celeste Domsch
cd23@txstate.edu
512.245.2330
Health Professions,
Room 167

Department of Communication Disorders
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The nationally accredited program provides students opportunities to work closely with faculty members who are distinguished scholars, mentors and master clinicians. Faculty/student ratios provide individualized attention, effective clinical mentoring and academic excellence. Graduates are highly competitive nationally in today’s workforce.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.A. 39 Thesis Cognate required
M.S.C.D 36 Non-Thesis Cognate required

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall January 15 January 15
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.

Funding Information
For scholarship, fellowship or assistantship consideration, applications must be completed by the deadline above.

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)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

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


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree in communication disorders from a regionally accredited university. A competitive leveling program is available if you do not have the required degree.
  • 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)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate communication disorders courses

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


GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents

  • prerequisite course form
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose 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.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

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.