Current UT students interested in transferring to the Moody College of Communication may submit an
internal transfer application, which is open every February (for summer/fall admission) and September (for
spring admission). Visit the internal transfer website for the application and the dates of our internal
transfer information sessions. Students must have attended an information session within the past year
before they will be allowed to apply. Information session attendance is also required before a student may
meet with the Internal Transfer Advisor.
To apply, students who are not already enrolled in the Moody College must submit an online application,
which includes a statement of purpose and a resume. Students are notified of the committee's decision in late May/early June (for summer/fall admission) or early January (for spring admission). Students accepted via Internal Transfer will not be allowed to change to a different Moody major, or add a second Moody major, afterward except by special permission of the Student Deans. Students must attend an information session before they can make an advising appointment with the Internal Transfer Advisor.
Students must have an overall UT GPA of at least 2.25 and a Communication GPA of at least 2.0 in order
to be considered for an internal transfer into the college. Students who want to add a second major (or
change their current second major) must have 30 hours in-residence and minimum UT and
Communication GPAs of 2.75. Priority is given to applicants who have already successfully
completed some coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Students who are not already enrolled in the Moody College of Communication may only apply to the
Moody College twice, and these attempts must be completed within their first four long-semesters at UT.
However, no student may apply to the Moody College during his/her first semester enrolled at UT.
Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit UT Admissions to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.
View degree requirements and checklists to see the required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Learn about research opportunities and internships in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Students must choose one of three specializations:
- Audiology is the study of hearing and its disorders.
- Deafness Studies / Deaf Education is a track of study for students whose ultimate goal is to become certified teachers of deaf children, teachers in the field of deafness studies and American Sign Language, or who wish to work in some other capacity with deaf individuals.
- Speech/Language Pathology students obtain knowledge of normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing and engage in coursework pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders.
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