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 Spring 2019

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

 

Fall 2019 entry applications:
Please start with "Application Part 1, Toulouse Graduate School application."
After receiving an email that contains your UNT ID Number, you may continue the application process by completing "Application Part 2, Departmental Application Components."

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.

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.

Please 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


For Admissions and Application-Related Questions:

Email: Click Here to Send an Email
Please allow 5 business days for a reply when classes are in session. Replies may take longer between academic terms. We appreciate your patience.


Application Part 1, Toulouse Graduate School application: 

Step 1: Application form: Required
Complete the UNT Graduate Application via the Toulouse Graduate School via ApplyTexas. 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).

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.


 

This section is now open to accept Departmental Application Components. Please read the requirements for each section and follow the directions closely. Contact us by email if you have any technical difficulties with these forms.

 

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:

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 <---Click Here

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 <---Click Here

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 #

Examples:
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. <---Click Here

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.) 


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

UNT Science Research Building, 221
Professor, Chair Emeritus

 

More information about Dr. Moore can be found in the Faculty Information System

Ernest Moore, PhD
UNT Speech & Hearing Center, 152
Clinical Audiologist

 

Elizabeth McGee Powell received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas in December 2007. She received her Doctorate degree in Audiology from the University of North Texas in May 2012. Dr. McGee Powell worked for several years in a busy neurotology practice 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 December 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, cochlear implant mapping and hearing aid programming for patients of all ages.

Elizabeth Powell, AuD, CCC-A
UNT Speech & Hearing Clinic
Speech & Hearing Clinic Front Desk Coordinator
Kathy Shelby
940-369-8970
Administrative Specialist III and Clinic Billing Coordinator
Stephanie
Koiner
940-565-2481
Administrative Specialist III and Department Administrative Assistant
Kasia
Garcia
UNT Speech & Hearing Center, 260A
Department Administrative Coordinator

 

Mr. Noska joined the Audiology & Speech Language Pathology staff at UNT in 2007. He has worked for UNT and this Department since October 1, 2007. He has served multiple terms on the Staff Senate, as a Senator and in multiple leadership roles, most notably Vice Chair, Chair, and Past Chair (ex officio). While on the Staff Senate, he was appointed to several campus-wide committees, including the Campus Concealed Carry Policy Task Force, Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, Operations and Infrastructure Group, and NT Daily Editor Selection Committee. 

Don Noska Jr.

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