Our Academic Programs

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 Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels:

 

Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (BS-SLPA)

The bachelor's degree is a pre-professional degree for persons wishing to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. The pre-professional program provides basic preparation in the normal development and functioning of speech, language, and hearing, and introductory courses concerned with communication disorders and appropriate remedial procedures.

The Department also offers an option of a second Bachelor's Degree in SLPA.

 


Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)

The Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). 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.

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.

 


Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

The Doctor of Audiology Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Students who earn the professional doctorate will meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) and will also satisfy the requirements for Texas state licensure in Audiology.

 


Ph.D. in Health Services Research

The College of Health and Public Service at the University of North Texas is pleased to offer a new Ph.D. program in Health Services Research. This program provides the necessary foundation in health services for future leaders, while providing different choices for specialization based on areas of expertise.

Health care systems are ever-changing and under constant pressure to improve quality of care and outcomes its consumers. Leaders in the current health care delivery environment seek a broad based graduate education that offers the opportunity to assume a leadership role in diverse health care delivery settings that serves a broader spectrum of the population.

This program provides a broad foundation in public health concerns, research and evaluation methods, and health and social policy analysis to meet the demands of a dynamic health services delivery environment. The Ph.D. program in Health Services Research (HSR) provides opportunities for specialized expertise across several Concentration areas: Applied Gerontology, Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, and Rehabilitation Science.

We have a core faculty that has a vast array of experience in a variety of health care delivery environments, and broad expertise in health care and health-related research and policy. The focus will be on developing academic research scientists who are interested in contributing to the health services discipline through research, education and policy analysis.

Graduates of the PhD Program in Health Services Research will be prepared to function as educators, researchers and leaders in health services. You may find future graduates working as university faculty; health research policy analysts with government and non-profit agencies; or as health systems administrators in the public or private industry. The degree program graduates will be prepared to address research, education, service delivery, and policy challenges requiring an interdisciplinary perspective across various service settings.