Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
www.asha.org
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 130,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate more effectively.

ASHA awards the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to audiologists and speech-language pathologists who meet strict requirements, accredits graduate education programs and clinical service programs that meet ASHA’s high standards, and informs the public about communication disorders and the ways speech-language pathologists and audiologists help make a difference.

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
www.audiology.org
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is a professional organization for audiologists. The mission of the AAA is to provide quality hearing care to the public, enhance the ability of members to achieve career objectives, to provide professional development through education and research, and to increase public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services.

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA)
www.audrehab.org
The purpose of the Academy is to promote excellence in hearing care through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and habilitative services by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences while fostering and stimulating education, research, and interest in habilitation and rehabilitation for persons who are hearing impaired.

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
www.capcsd.org
The Council was established to enhance the educational quality of its member programs, to be on the cutting-edge of leadership training and development in higher education, to promote educational and programmatic innovation, and so forth. Through its many efforts and programs, the Council helps programs change and evolve to higher levels of excellence.

Map of speech-language pathology graduate programs: http://goo.gl/tfm04

Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/sp_req.shtm
The State Board of Examiners for speech-language pathology and audiology adopts rules to regulate the qualifications and practice of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, including assistants in speech-language pathology, assistants in audiology, interns in speech-language pathology, and interns in audiology, licensed in Texas. The Board also issues registrations for audiologists and interns in audiology to fit and dispense hearing instruments.

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
www.txsha.org
The mission of the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA) is to empower speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the spirit of partnership with consumers and families. TSHA is committed to achieving excellence in education, professional development, and leadership through the application of the human and financial resources of the association. Among the purposes of TSHA is the encouragement and promotion of the role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist as a professional in the delivery of clinical services to persons with communication disorders and the encouragement of basic scientific study of processes of individual human communication with special reference to speech, hearing, and language as well as promotion of the prevention of disorders of human communication.

Scholarships

The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology offers several scholarships that are available in varying amounts, depending on funding.  There is a single process for all scholarships offered by the Department:

Open scholarships are listed below. Scholarships awarded are for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. The student must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program.
2. The student must have a current GPA of 3.0 or better
3. At least one faculty member from the UNT Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology must support the student’s application. Note: Some scholarships require more than one signature.

Procedure

1. The student must complete the Application.
2. The student must submit the Application to the Department no later than April 1.
3. A committee will meet to review applications and award scholarship funds to the most qualified applicants.
4. The Department notifies applicants of any awards granted no later than thirty (30) days prior to the start of the next academic term.

You may send a scanned copy of the application to speechandhearing@unt.edu, or mail it to

Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Attn: Scholarships
1155 Union Circle # 305010
Denton, TX 76203
 

All scholarships offered by the Department are competitive. The number of scholarships awarded will vary annually according to funding.

 


Scholarship Information:

Brenda L. Petersen Scholarship

Open to undergraduate student’s enrolled fulltime in the College of Health and Public Service, who are interested in pursuing a degree in Audiology within the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, with a 3.0 GPA or above.

Typical scholarship awards range from $250-$1,000.

*All eligible students must maintain full time enrollment as established by the University, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full time enrollment.

 

Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Scholarship

 

Open to graduate students enrolled fulltime in the Speech-Language Pathology program in the College of Health and Public Service, with a 3.0 GPA or above.

Typical scholarship awards range from $250-$1000.  The number of competitive awards given each year is dependent on the number of applicants.

*All eligible students must maintain full time enrollment as established by the University, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full time enrollment.

Grad Student Assistantships

 

Graduate Assistantships

SPHS offers several graduate assistantships each term. These include Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, and Graduate Services Assistant. Follow the link below to the Eagle Careers site to create a profile and submit your application to open jobs.

NOTE: Appointment to a graduate assistant position DOES NOT automatically qualify for in-state tuition. There are several qualifications that must be met for a non-Texas resident to receive in-state tuition.

 

ASLP Grad Student Employment Application Summer and Fall 2018

Graduate Assistantship Offer Acceptance Form

Faculty Requests

 

Salary Student Appointments will be governed by the following guidelines:

  • The University's official payroll dates are
    • Fall: Sept 1-Jan 15
    • Spring: Jan 16-May 31
    • Summer 10W: Jun 1-Aug 31
    • Summer 5W1: Jun 1-Jul 15
    • Summer 5W2: Jul 16-Aug 31
  • Exact duties, assigned work location(s), and start/end dates will be determined by the supervising faculty member. It is the student's responsibility to contact the assigned supervisor as soon as the job offer is accepted.
  • The student must indicate acceptance of the job offer by returning the signed Acceptance Form, enclosed with the offer letter and linked above for your convenience.
  • Actual start dates may be prior to the official payroll start date. The student will be paid the appropriate salary because the student is paid for weeks between the end of Finals Week and the payroll end date. For example, a TA may begin working on January 2nd at the direction of the supervisor to prepare for Spring classes.
  • The number of hours worked per week as listed on the offer letter is expected of each student employee. The target number of hours listed on the Salary TA/RA/GSA Hours Tracking Form are expected of all salaried graduate student employees. The exact work schedule will be assigned by the supervisor.
  • The student is responsible for using the Salary TA/RA/GSA Hours Tracking Form below, and must be initialed by the supervisor at least every two weeks during the term.
Salary TA/RA/GSA Hours Tracking Form

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: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/sp_req.shtm.

You can find additional information about careers in speech-language pathology, on our Careers page http://speechandhearing.unt.edu/careers.

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: http://tours.unt.edu

The Fall 2018 admissions application is now CLOSED.

For Admissions and Application-Related Questions:

Email: Click Here to Send an Email Phone: (940) 565-3716
Please allow 5 business days for a reply when classes are in session. Do not contact the Departmental Office.
No one will be available to reply when classes are not in session. We appreciate your patience.

 


Application Part 1, Toulouse Graduate School application components: 

 

Step 1: Application form: Required
Complete the UNT Graduate Application via the Toulouse Graduate School (tsgs.unt.edu). 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: www.ets.org. 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.  


SLP Program Statistics

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Clinical Audiologist
940-565-2368

Elizabeth McGee received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her Doctorate degree in Audiology from the University of North Texas. Dr. McGee worked for several years in a busy neurotology practice in Downtown Dallas performing diagnostic hearing evaluations, balance assessments, and programming assistive devices. She also worked in a private practice in Allen providing better hearing to her patients. She returned to her alma mater in 2013 to supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the clinical setting. Her interests lie in encouraging and shaping new audiologists to provide the best service possible.  Her specialties include diagnostic hearing testing, balance assessment, electrophysiological testing, and hearing aid programming for patients of all ages.

Administrative Specialist II and Front Desk Coordinator
940-565-2262
Administrative Specialist III and Clinic Billing Coordinator
940-369-8970
Administrative Specialist III and Department Administrative Assistant
940-565-2481

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