Communication Disorders Leveling

Leveling Communication Disorders Leveling Program

This 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.

Program Overview

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.

Program Details

Contact The Graduate College for general questions about getting started with your application, funding your degree, and more. If you have program-specific questions after reviewing the program details, we encourage you to contact the following:

Graduate Advisor  
Dr. Amy Louise Schwarz  
Willow Hall (WILW), Room 264

Advisor Support
Janessa Chavez
Willow Hall (WILW), Room 253


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Application Deadlines

DeadlinesU.S. CitizenInternational
U.S. Citizen
April 1
April 1

This program's deadline is firm. This type of deadline means the application and other application requirements must be submitted by the program's specified deadline day.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Admission 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.

  • Review important information about the online application.

    • $20 Nonrefundable application fee, OR
    • $60 Nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

    Review important information about application fees.

    • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university (Non-U.S. degrees must be equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor’s degree. In most cases, three-year degrees are not considered. Visit our International FAQs for more information.)
    • 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 grades. 
    • a 3.0 overall GPA or a 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

    Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted.

  • GRE

    • GRE not required

    Approved English Proficiency Exam Scores

    Applicants are required to submit approved English proficiency exam scores that meets 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 PTE scores required with a 52 overall
    • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
      • minimum individual module scores of 6.0
    • official Duolingo scores required with a 110 overall
    • official TOEFL Essentials scores required with an 8.5 overall

    Review important information about official test scores.

    • non-degree form
    • 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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