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Communication Disorders

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Celeste Domsch
Willow Hall, Room 253

Advisor Support
Raidah Murshed
​​​​​​​Willow Hall, Room 253

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 – Communication Disorders 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. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


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Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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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 2020 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

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GRE Scores

  • GRE not required


  • 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 that distinguish you as an applicant.
  • three forms of recommendation 

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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.

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