Strategic Plan and Mission Statement

Covid-19 Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution and in support of the community’s efforts to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19, beginning Monday, March 23rd, all in-person speech, language, and audiology testing services have been suspended at the UNT Speech and Hearing Center until further notice. Online speech and language teletherapy sessions will be available to all patients.

If you would like to transition to teletherapy sessions and have not made arrangements already, or if you need hearing aid services, please call our front office at (940) 565-2262 and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. Your health and safety are our highest priority.


The mission of the Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP) is fundamental to the basic mission of UNT - recruit, retain and graduate a cadre of highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students in communication sciences and disorders within an expansive culture of learning.  At the undergraduate and graduate levels, our mission is accomplished through didactic and research-based courses, clinical practicum experiences and research activities.  The preparation of well-qualified undergraduate and graduate students is an integral part of the teaching and clinical responsibilities of a diverse faculty consisting of doctoral professional and Lecturer Faculty, as well as clinically trained professionals. As a result, ASLP is poised to help fulfill the present and next generation of graduate and undergraduate students needed by an ever-expanding profession.


The Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology will be known for its excellent training of undergraduate and graduate students in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and for expert provision of services for populations with hearing and communicative disorders.  The speech, language, and hearing services are provided to UNT students, faculty, staff, and the citizens of North Texas.  The Department will be especially known for its cutting edge basic, clinical and translational research conducted by its faculty, undergraduate students and graduate students.  The Department will foster fruitful relationships with other departments within UNT, the UNT - Dallas campus, the UNT Health Sciences Center, national and international institutions in order to build upon interdisciplinary didactic and research opportunities within its several educational, service and research programs.  The educational, service and research activities of the Department will strive to be diverse, relevant and inclusive as a sustainable resource within the UNT Higher Educational system, the State of Texas, and the Nation.