Master of Science Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology

The Masters of Science education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of North Texas is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301- 296-5700.

The Masters of Science program can typically be completed in 5 academic terms (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer) if all prerequisites have been met prior to admission.
Students who earn the Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology will meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and will also satisfy the requirements for Texas state licensure in speech-language pathology. For more details on Texas state licensure requirements, see:

You can find additional information about careers in speech-language pathology, on our Careers page

Yearly admission to the Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology is one time per year in the Fall. The application deadline is February 1. All application materials must be received on or before the application deadline date to be considered. (In years for which February 1 falls on a weekend, application materials will be accepted as a courtesy until 5:00pm on the Monday immediately following that weekend.) 

Incomplete application portfolios are not reviewed by the admissions committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all elements of the application have been received by UNT.

Applicants to the Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology are invited to make an appointment to tour the department and its clinical facilities which are led by current UNT ASLP graduate students.  Tours are offered during the year depending on availability and are by appointment only.

Please call 940-565-3716 or send an e-mail if you wish to make an appointment for a departmental tour.. To arrange for a UNT campus tour, applicants are invited to contact the UNT Campus Tours Office:

The Fall 2018 admissions application is now CLOSED. We will update this page when the Department begins accepting Fall 2019 application materials.

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Application Part 1, Toulouse Graduate School application components: 


Step 1: Application form: Required
Complete the UNT Graduate Application via the Toulouse Graduate School ( Designate Speech-Language Pathology as your intended major field.


Step 2: Graduate Record Examination (General Test): Required
All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) — Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing subtests — and to report all their GRE scores to UNT--Denton (ETS Code 6481). NOTE: Verify that you use the correct ETS Code.  There is more than one institution within the UNT System.  ETS Code 6481 is the code for the flagship (Denton) campus.  Applicant-reported GRE scores are not routinely shared among the UNT System institutions.    

The department considers all reported GRE scores received on or before the application deadline, not only the most recent.  A process called “super scoring” is used, i.e., your highest subtest scores (and their associated percentiles) are taken into account in the application review process.  Applicants will often compare their overall GRE score with that of previous cohorts of students admitted to the master’s program as one index of the competitiveness of their scores. (See “3-year Statistics” link at the bottom of this web page.)  Generally, subtest scores above the 50th percentile are considered competitive. GRE numeric scores and their corresponding percentiles are found on the ETS website: Many applicants take the GRE during the summer prior to their application year.  This allows the applicant who wishes to re-take the GRE sufficient time to re-take the GRE and to submit their score report to Toulouse prior to the application deadline.

Applicants who took the GRE within five years of the time of their application do not need to re-take the GRE for application to UNT.  Because ETS maintains score reports up to five years after the time of testing, the applicant should contact ETS to request that score reports be sent to UNT (ETS Code 6481). 

Applicants who took the GRE over five years before the time of their application will be unable to request that ETS submit their scores to UNT.  Applicants who took the GRE more than five years ago and who have the original, hard-copy ETS score reports in their possession may submit these scores for consideration by taking the original, hard copy ETS score report, in person, to the Toulouse Graduate School.  Those applicants who took the GRE more than five years ago but who do not have the original, hard copy ETS score report in their possession will be required to re-take the GRE and to submit the new GRE scores to Toulouse Graduate School as part of their application.  


Step 3: Official Transcripts: Required
Please arrange for all official transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate transcripts, including community college transcripts) to be mailed directly to:

Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle # 305459
Denton, TX 76203-5017


Application Part 2, Departmental application components:


Our department requires the submission of three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a basic human coursework form.

Please see below for instructions and links to submit these elements:

Please call 940-565-3716 or send an e-mail if you encounter difficulties with any of these Departmental Components.

Departmental Component #1- Letters of Recommendation

Three recommendations are required for submission to the ASLP department using the link below. It is preferred that these recommendations be written and sent by individuals who are familiar with your academic background and who can attest to your aptitude for challenging graduate level academic work. The number of recommendations from individuals outside of academia (e.g. employers, community leaders) should be kept to a minimum, and they may be weighted differently based on their relevance to academic-specific information. It is recommended that students request letters of recommendation from at least two faculty members from their undergraduate program.

You will need to fill out the information requested through the link below for each of your recommenders separately. Each of your recommenders will receive the instructions he or she needs to submit a letter of recommendation in support of your graduate application.  The ASLP graduate admissions office will send these instructions to the e-mail address that the applicant provides to UNT; please verify the accuracy of each recommender's e-mail address before you send the recommender's contact information to UNT using the link below. It is your responsibility to confirm if your recommenders completed and submitted the form prior to February 1st.


Please call 940-565-3716 or send an e-mail if you encounter difficulties with any of these Departmental Components.


Departmental Component #2- Personal Statement

Please submit a personal statement describing your professional goals and your preparation for graduate study in speech-language pathology. The length of the statement should be limited to one page single-spaced. Save your statement as a PDF file with your name on the file as well as the at the top of statement. Then upload your statement using the link below:


Please call 940-565-3716 or send an e-mail if you encounter difficulties with any of these Departmental Components.

Departmental Component #3- Undergraduate/Leveling Coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders Form

First step:  Download the form, Undergraduate/Leveling Coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This is a pdf form. Hand-write or type your responses on the form neatly and legibly. The pdf has form fields enabled.

Second step:  In a separate document, provide the full, verbatim catalog course description for each non-UNT course that you listed on the Undergraduate/Leveling Coursework form; catalog course descriptions are found in the official catalog of the institution where you took the course. Combine and format all catalog course descriptions into a single document, such that the catalog course description document is no longer than two pages in length. (Note: Catalog course descriptions do not need to be provided for courses that were taken at UNT.) 

Third step: Combine the completed Undergraduate/Leveling Coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders form and the catalog course description document into a single pdf document; upload the pdf document using the link provided. 


Assistantships and scholarships

All applicants to the UNT Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology who submit each required component of their graduate application by the stated application deadline are automatically considered for competitive departmental assistantship awards.  An assistantship application is necessary to be hired for a competitive departmental assistantship award.  The department will invite individual applicants to apply on an as-needed basis. 

All applicants are strongly advised to work with their undergraduate advisor to identify sources of extramural scholarship, loan and grant support for which the applicant can apply, prior to the start of graduate school.  Many of these extramural funding mechanisms have application deadlines well in advance of the anticipated date of fall matriculation into the graduate program.  

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