Communication Sciences and Disorders

Leveling Program

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Applications for Fall 2024 will be accepted beginning January 2024 and due May 1, 2024. Applications for Spring are not accepted. 

Application Procedure for Leveling Program: Post-Baccalaureate in Non-major field

The following information is for the prospective students who wish to take the leveling pre-requisite  course sequences as a non-degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas A&M University-Kingsville prior to enrolling in a graduate program in CSDO.  You must have completed an undergraduate degree in another field. 

1. Complete and forward the application form.

2. Request three  rating forms be completed from individuals who are able to evaluate the candidate qualifications for studies in CSDO. Forms can be forwarded to Dr. Krestar directly from the individual or from yourself.

3. Go to the and complete the on-line common application form and pay the application fee for undergraduates Select the admission choice of Transfer Student , then under Educational Background indicate that you have a Bachelor’s Degree.

4. Have official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, both undergraduate and graduate forwarded to TAMUK.  If a degree(s) has been completed, it must be posted on the official transcript.

5. If appropriate, submit TOEFL results (for international students).

Send Item #1 and Item #2 to:

Dr. Maura Krestar, Leveling Program Coordinator

MSC 177A; 700 University Blvd

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Kingsville, TX  78363

Items 3-5  are to be forwarded to:

Admissions Office

MSC 128, 700 University Blvd

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Kingsville, TX  78363


  • May 1 st of each year for consideration for Fall admission for all application materials. Selected candidates will be notified by email and mail of the admission decision by June 1, for Fall start.

Additional information:

  • Leveling courses in CSDO are typically completed in a 2 term program. If non-CSDO courses required by ASHA (biology, chemistry/physics, statistics, psychology) are still needed, these could be included in an additional Summer term (3 term program). 
  • Admission consideration will not be considered until the department and institution have received  all  required admission materials.  It is the responsibility of the prospective student to ensure that the application file is complete by the deadline.
  • Applicants may be offered conditional acceptance into the graduate program for the following Fall term, pending a 3.4 GPA is maintained during the leveling program. The conditional acceptance will be indicated in the acceptance letter to the leveling program. Students offered conditional acceptance must still complete a full application to the M.S. program in CSDO.