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Individuals from any undergraduate field of study may apply to the Master of Science Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology. However, applicants whose Bachelor's Degree is in a field outside Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology must complete prerequisite coursework. See Leveling / Out-of-Field Information for details.
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: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/slpa/slpa.htm.
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 January 1.
All application materials must be received on or before the application deadline date to be considered. 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 should check their application status and a checklist of Departmental application components via the MyUNT Portal.
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.
For Admissions and Application-Related Questions:
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Please allow 5 business days for a reply when classes are in session. Replies may take longer between academic terms. We appreciate your patience.
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).
We recommend you begin taking the GRE during the summer the year before you intend to apply. This will provide you with ample time to retake the exam if you choose to do so, however we do take your highest score into account. If you take the GRE multiple times, we will take your scores from when your combined subject scores were the highest. We consider any scores above the 50th percentile to be competitive. Percentile ranks and their corresponding numeric scores can be located on the ETS website: www.ets.org.
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.
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 sent directly to:
Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle # 305459
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Please do not send transcripts directly to the Department. They must be received by the Graduate School for proper processing.
The Fall 2019 application cycle is now closed to submissions. Please check back later for additional instructions.
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:
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 to request recommendations. 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 the deadline. You may check the status by logging on to the MyUNT portal (https://my.unt.edu) and reviewing your application checklist.
Link to form to request recommendations <---[inactive pending future application cycle]
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 a name that complies with the standardized file name format below; be sure to include your full name and UNT ID Number at the top of statement. Then upload your statement using the link below:
Link to Personal Statement Upload web page <---[inactive pending future application cycle]
To ensure your uploaded document(s) can be matched to your application, please use a standardized file name format:
Last Name, First Name_Document Title_UNT ID #
Skywalker, Luke_Personal Statement_12345678
Solo, Leia_Personal Statement_23456789
Departmental Component #3- Undergraduate/Leveling Coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders Form
Complete the Undergraduate/Leveling Coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders Form. <---[inactive pending future application cycle]
In the appropriate spaces of the form provide the course prefix; course number; course name; and 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.
(Note: Catalog course descriptions do not need to be provided for courses that were taken at UNT.)
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.