Speech Pathology Programs in Texas

Those who are looking to pursue a master’s in speech-language pathology in Texas have a few options. There are currently 18 ASHA accredited SLP programs throughout the state for those who are looking for a campus near their homes, as well as 15 online speech pathology programs that are accessible to Texans who want the flexibility to complete their degree outside of the classroom.

 

On-Campus Speech Pathology Programs in Texas

 

This page was researched and last updated 7/2019

 

The following speech pathology master’s programs are offered on Texas campuses:

 

Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University offers a master’s in speech-language pathology out of their Abilene, TX campus as well as through their satellite campus in Addison. Students at the Abilene campus have the option to enroll in a Bilingual Emphasis Program as part of their SLP degree. The program prepares students to become speech pathologists who are trained to work in a variety of settings.

 

Application Deadlines: January 15th

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 52

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

Baylor University

Baylor University’s on-campus master’s in speech-language pathology is offered at the Waco, TX campus. Baylor’s speech, language, and hearing clinic offers many opportunities to graduate students through its specialized clinics and labs, which include the Voice Clinic, Language and Literacy Clinic, Feeding Clinic, Early Language Lab, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinic, and Neuro Clinic.

 

Application Deadlines: February 15th, or September 15th for spring start

Start Dates: Spring, summer, fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.2

Credit Hours: 45

Average Program Length: 4 semesters

 

Lamar University

Lamar University’s speech pathology program consists of 11 courses and several practicum experiences. The campus is in Beaumont, Texas. For those who are interested in opportunities to study abroad, Lamar has offered several in the past few years, including to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ireland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. 

 

Application Deadlines: February 1st

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 48

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

Our Lady of the Lake University

Based in San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University offers a full time SLP program. Students have the option of earning a bilingual certificate through the completion of bilingualism related coursework, a bilingual practicum experience, and completion of some speech pathology coursework taught in Spanish.

 

Application Deadlines: February 1st

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.2

Credit Hours: 50

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin state is located in Nacogdoches, TX. They offer a master’s in speech pathology for full time study. Areas of research include articulation and phonology. The program prepares students to be able to work as speech pathologists in a variety of settings.

 

Application Deadlines: February 15th

Start Dates: Summer

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.4

Credit Hours: 57

Average Program Length: 6 semesters

 

Texas A&M University, Kingsville

Texas A&M offers a master’s in speech pathology on its Kingsville campus. The program starts with 3 terms exclusively consisting of coursework, followed by 2 practicum terms where final coursework is online so that students are not required to be on campus. Because of the structure of the program, students can complete practicum requirements anywhere in the US.

 

Application Deadlines: January 15th

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.1

Credit Hours: 52

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

Texas Christian University

TCU’s SLP master’s can be completed on the Fort Worth campus and offers students who speak Spanish the opportunity to earn a bilingual certificate. There are many study abroad opportunities through the TCU program in Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia.

 

Application Deadlines: January 15th

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.5

Credit Hours: 43

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

Texas State University

Texas State University, in Round Rock, TX, offers a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. There are many specialty tracks available that students can choose from, including autism, bilingual, fluency, neurogenic, swallowing, versatility in practice, and voice.

 

Application Deadlines: January 15th

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.5

Credit Hours: 36

Average Program Length: 6 semesters

 

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech’s speech pathology master’s is offered through the university health science center in Lubbock, TX. This program encourages interprofessional relationship building by offering the opportunity for students to treat patients alongside occupational therapists, as well as opportunities to learn how to practice telemedicine.

 

Application Deadlines: January 15th

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.5

Credit Hours: 57

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

Texas Woman’s University

Texas Woman’s University in Denton offers a speech pathology master’s degree. Students can choose to enroll on either a full or part time basis. This program has a hybrid or distance option for those who live in Texas but far from Denton- students take some classes at various education service centers throughout the state and other classes online through live webinars. There is a bilingual certificate available for those who wish to serve bilingual populations through their practice.

 

Application Deadlines: January 1st

Start Dates: Summer, fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.4

Credit Hours: 61

Average Program Length: 7 semesters

 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

This program, located in Edinburg, TX, offers a full time speech pathology degree with bilingual and multicultural options. Autism and AAC are major research areas, and there are some study abroad opportunities for students interested in traveling. Students are prepared to practice as SLPs in a wide variety of settings.

 

Application Deadlines: February 1st

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 58

Average Program Length: 6 semesters

 

University of Houston

The University of Houston’s master’s in speech-language pathology can be completed on a full or part time basis and allows students to choose a bilingual or multicultural emphasis if they are interested. There are also specialty tracks for medical speech pathology, pediatric speech pathology, and research. The university has even different labs dedicated to various aspects of research within the field.

 

Application Deadlines: January 15th

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.1

Credit Hours: 49

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

University of North Texas

The University of North Texas, located in Denton, offers a master’s in speech-language pathology for full time students. The university can place students in various sites where they can complete clinical requirements. Faculty research areas include language and speech production. 

 

Application Deadlines: January 1st

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 56

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas offers a master’s in speech pathology. Their program can be completed on a full or part time basis, though full time study is encouraged. The curriculum allows for several elective courses and specialized clinical work so that students can find a niche.

 

Application Deadlines: February 15th, or September 15th for Spring

Start Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 48

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

University of Texas HSC San Antonio

University of Texas HSC in San Antonio’s SLP master’s is a full time program with a medical emphasis that prepares students to work as SLPs in healthcare settings. The health science college environment allows for exposure to an interprofessional approach.

 

Application Deadlines: February 1st for fall, October 1st for spring

Start Dates: Spring, Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 66

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

University of Texas, Austin

The University of Texas Austin Campus is home to a speech pathology program that can be completed full or part time. Students can specialize in bilingual/multicultural speech pathology and family focused treatment.

 

Application Deadlines: December 15th

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.4

Credit Hours: 32

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

University of Texas, El Paso

The El Paso campus of the University of Texas program offers a full time master’s in speech pathology. There are options to get certificates in bilingual speech pathology and also in concussion management.

 

Application Deadlines: February 1st

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 2.9

Credit Hours: 51

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

West Texas A&M University

The master’s in speech pathology at West Texas A&M is a full time program located in Canyon, Texas. Major research areas are in aphasia and language, and students can have an opportunity to do clinical rotations in Uganda. Participation in research is encouraged, as well as interprofessionalism.

 

Application Deadlines: January 15th

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.7

Credit Hours: 56

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

 

Online Speech Pathology Programs in Texas

 

Looking to complete your master’s in speech pathology online as you live in Texas? Several online programs are available to Texans who wish to earn their degree with little to no on campus requirements:

 

Baylor University

Baylor University, whose campus is located in Texas itself, offers their master’s in communication sciences and disorders in an online format as well. The classes are live lectures that students can log into, where they can speak with classmates and their professors. Baylor’s placement team will find you a clinical placement.

 

Start Dates: Fall, Winter

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0 is preferred

Credit Hours: 45

Average Program Length: 5-10 semesters

On Campus Requirements: None

 

California State University, Northridge

CSU Northridge offers a master of science in communicative disorders featuring asynchronous course and no on campus requirements. They have field placement services that will connect you to clinical placement sites.

 

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 2.5, 3.5 in CSD coursework

Credit Hours: 61

Average Program Length: 3.5 years

On Campus Requirements: None

 

East Carolina University

ECU’s online masters in communication sciences and disorders is a full time program offered in an asynchronous format. Field placement services are available through the program, and anyone who cannot find placement in their area can complete practicum requirements on campus.

 

Start Dates: Summer

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0, 3.2 in prerequisites

Credit Hours: 54

Average Program Length: 3 years

On Campus Requirements: July orientation

 

Emerson College

Emerson College offers a master of science in communication disorders that features live interactive coursework and field placement services that can connect you with clinical placements all over the country.

 

Start Dates: Winter, spring, fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: Unspecified

Credit Hours: 54

Average Program Length: 20-36 months

On Campus Requirements: Two immersions

 

Idaho State University

Idaho State’s online master’s in speech pathology delivers coursework in an asynchronous format that you can complete anywhere in the country. Those who enroll out of state will need to find their own clinical placement sites, but are able to complete most degree requirements from wherever they are.

 

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 60

Average Program Length: 3 years

On Campus Requirements: 8 clinical weeks first summer and 1 week second summer of program

 

James Madison University

The JMU online SLP program is completed through a mixture of live and asynchronous coursework and clinical placements that you can complete anywhere in the country. The university will match you to your clinical placements. This program is delivered on a part time basis.

 

Start Dates: Summer

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.25

Credit Hours: 45

Average Program Length: 3 years

On Campus Requirements: Orientation and second summer practicum

 

New York University

Texans can earn their master’s in communicative sciences and disorders from New York University while living in the Lone Star state. NYU’s online program features live interactive classes that students can log into. For those who are changing careers, students can opt to take required prerequisites as part of the master’s program.

 

Start Dates: Fall, winter

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0, 3.2 in CSD coursework

Credit Hours: 48

Average Program Length: 7-10 semesters

On Campus Requirements: Two 3-4 day clinical immersions that will go towards practicum requirements

 

University of Akron

The University of Akron’s online speech pathology program features coursework that is asynchronous and no on campus requirements. The program can be completed on a full or part time schedule. The program will work with you to find placement sites.

 

Start Dates: Winter

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours:  71

Average Program Length: 3 years

On Campus Requirements: None

University of Montana

The online CSD program at the University of Montana delivers live classes at the same time that on campus students are in the class. Field placement services are available and there is flexibility in how quickly the program can be completed.

 

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 68 

Average Program Length: 2-5 years

On Campus Requirements: First clinical practicum

 

University of Northern Colorado

This asynchronous online master’s in speech pathology program allows you to meet the requirements of becoming a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) as you complete the program. Coursework is part time so you can work as an SLPA as you complete your degree, which is a requirement of the program.

 

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.0

Credit Hours: 63 

Average Program Length: 3 years

On Campus Requirements: July of first summer for 2 week clinical

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire masters in communication sciences is a part time 3 year program. Field placement services are not available but many practicum requirements are completed through on campus residencies. Coursework is asynchronous.

 

Start Dates: Summer

Accepted GPA Minimum: 2.75, 3.25 in CSD coursework

Credit Hours: 45

Average Program Length: 3 years

On Campus Requirements: 3 1-week summer residencies

Western Kentucky University

The online communication disorders program at WKU features live classes that can be completed on a full or part time basis. There are no field placement services offered by the school but many practicum requirements are completed on campus.

 

Start Dates: Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: 3.5

Credit Hours: 60

Average Program Length: 3-12 semesters

On Campus Requirements: 6 week clinical internship plus a clinical externship

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin offers a full time master’s in speech pathology. The program emphasizes interprofessional education through on campus residencies that are completed alongside students in other disciplines. Coursework is delivered in an asynchronous format.

 

Application Deadlines: April 1st for Fall, October 1st for Spring

Start Dates: Spring, Fall

Accepted GPA Minimum: Unknown

Credit Hours: 51

Average Program Length: 5 semesters

On Campus Requirements: Students are required to attend a 3-5 day campus requirement each semester.

Information from program websites and ASHA EdFind.