Graduate opportunities

We offer coursework leading to a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and a Doctor of Audiology degrees. In addition, completing required coursework and clinical practicum experiences qualifies you for national certification from the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association and state licensure. We also offer a Ph.D. in Health Sciences Research in the concentration area of Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology. To learn more about this degree visit Ph.D. in Health Services Research in the concentration area of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

As a part of our programs, you will have access to research labs, clinical treatment rooms, a clinic library, student workrooms and computer labs. You can gain valuable research experience alongside our faculty members in the following areas:

  • Aphasia
  • Articulation
  • Auditory evoked potential
  • Auditory rehabilitation
  • Bilingualism child language disorders
  • Discourse production
  • Dyslexia
  • First and second language acquisition
  • Hearing technology
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Music-induced hearing loss
  • Phonetics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Speech perception and production
  • Tinnitus
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vocal pathologies

Our programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology (2200 Research Blvd.; Rockville, Md. 20850-3289; telephone 301-296- 5700).

Excellent hands-on opportunities

Along with the on-campus practicum at the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, practicum opportunities are available at more than 100 sites in the region, with specialties in early childhood intervention, home health, skilled nursing facilities and many more. All practicum requirements are closely monitored by clinical supervisors with expertise in providing education, mentorship, counseling and support to meet the needs of each individual clinician.

Our students are prepared to meet rigorous academic and clinical standards and are assessed through formative and summative assessments at different stages of the programs.

Students have a 100% pass rate on the ASHA Praxis Exam, and more than 90% of program graduates are employed in the fields of clinical Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology within one year of graduation.

Attending UNT

Admission requirements

You’ll need to meet the admission requirements for the graduate school outlined at the Toulouse Graduate School website and the following program requirements:

  • Completed program application
  • GRE scores
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Additional information specific to the program

Applications are typically submitted by December for fall admission. Exact application deadlines and requirements for each program can be found at M.S. program and Au.D. program can be found online.

Degree requirements

M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

There are two options for the master’s degree:

  • 39 credit hours of coursework and 17 hours clinical practicum, and a written comprehensive exam
  • 33 credit hours of coursework and 17 hours clinical practicum, 6 credit hours of thesis and an oral exam

Au.D. in Audiology

This is a four-year, post-baccalaureate degree. Degree requirements include:

  • 55 credit hours of coursework
  • 40 credit hours of clinical practicum (with a minimum of 1,850 clock hours)
  • A faculty-directed research project
  • Passing of formative and summative exams
  • A fourth-year externship, which may involve relocation or travel

Financial assistance

Competitive semester-long assistantships and scholarships are available. For more information visit Financial Aid or The Toulouse Graduate School.

Faculty

Amanda Labue, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor; Au.D., CCC-A, University of Texas at Dallas. Hearing assessment, hearing aids and aural rehabilitation for adult and pediatric populations.

Lauren Mathews, Principal Lecturer; M.S., CCC-SLP, University of Texas at Dallas. Autism, language disorders and auditory processing disorders.

Stacy Nunnelee, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor; M.A., CCC-SLP, University of Memphis. Aphasia; adult neurogenic disorders; cochlear implant/aural rehab; speech and social skills habilitation for adults with autism.

Shannon Presley, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor; M.S., CCC-SLP, University of North Texas. Assessment and treatment of adults with neurogenic communication disorders and voice disorders, and school-age children with childhood apraxia and dyslexia.

Julia Richard, Clinical Supervisor, M.S.; CCC-SLP, Texas Woman’s University. Assessment and treatment of adolescent and school-age language disorders; reading and writing disorders; speech sound disorders.

Denise Romine, Clinical Supervisor; Au.D., CCC-A, University of North Texas. Diagnostic assessment; hearing aids for all ages; pediatric audiology; educational audiology.

Cassie Thomas, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Director for Audiology; Au.D., FAAA, CH-AP, University of North Texas. Ototoxic monitoring; newborn audiological assessment; pediatric audiology; electrophysiological assessment.

Raedeen Wingate, Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor; M.S., CCC-SLP, Texas Woman’s University. School-age speech sound disorders; language, reading and writing disorders; social skills.