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Speech-Language Pathology

Prepare for a career in speech-language pathology with a comprehensive clinical and academic education.

Speech-Language Pathology

Learn to give others the gift of language with unique classroom and hands-on education. Our undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology students benefit from small class sizes, mentorship by elite faculty and unparalleled clinical training at TCU’s Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic. Spanish-speaking students can learn to provide speech therapy across language barriers with the bilingual emphasis in our graduate program. For current speech-language pathologists with a passion for research, we offer a Ph.D. in Health Sciences with a focus in communication sciences and disorders.

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Sample Courses


  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
  • Language Development in Children
  • Neurological Substrates of Communication and Swallowing
  • Advanced Speech & Sound Disorders
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders Study Abroad
  • Practicum
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no program-specific requirements for our undergraduate students. Learn about graduate program admission requirements at the MS in Speech-Language Pathology admission page.

What Sets Us Apart


Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
At TCU, you’ll gain valuable clinical experience at our on-campus Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic. This speech-language pathology facility allows undergraduate students to receive faculty mentorship while working with real patients. And as a graduate student, you’ll have a choice of study abroad courses that offer perspective-broadening experiences in Asia, Australia, Europe and South America.

Career Prospects


  • 93% of our undergraduate speech-language pathology seniors were accepted into a graduate program prior to graduation in 2017.
  • In 2017, 100% of MS in Speech-Language Pathology students completed the program, passed the Praxis certification exam and gained employment as speech-language pathologists.
  • Employment of speech-language pathologists is expected to grow 21% between 2014 and 2024 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • The median income for speech-language pathologists is $74,410 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics).