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 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 systematically reviewed and assessed through formative and summative assessments at different stages of the programs.

Students have a 100% pass rate on the AHSA 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. Specific student outcome data for recent graduating cohorts can be found online.

Attending UNT

Admission requirements

You’ll need to meet the admission requirements for the graduate school 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 the 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 clinical practicum, and a written comprehensive exam
  • 33 credit hours of coursework and 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 through Financial Aid and The Toulouse Graduate School.

Faculty

Katsura Aoyama, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Speech-Language Pathology; Ph.D., University of Hawaii. Phonetic and phonological aspects of first and second language acquisition.

Annalise Fletcher, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Canterbury. Acoustic analysis of speech in neurological injuries; assessment of voice, articulation and cognitive impairment; speech perception and listener effort.

Kamakshi V. Gopal, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., CCC-A, Michigan State University. Auditory evoked potentials; tinnitus; auditory processing disorders; music- induced hearing loss.

Benjamin Kirby, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., CCC-A, University of Iowa. Pediatric hearing assessment; hearing and cognition.

Boji P.W. Lam, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Texas at Austin. Impact of experience, motivation and emotion on communicative performance; bilingualism.

Sharon Miller, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., CCC-A , University of Minnesota. Neural correlates of auditory processing, speech, and language outcomes in persons with hearing loss; hearing aids, electrophysiological assessment.

Gloria Streit Olness, Associate Professor; Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Texas at Dallas. Aphasia; acquired neurogenic disorders of communication; basic and clinically applied science of discourse production and communicative functionality; research methods.

Erin C. Schafer, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Audiology; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas. Cochlear implants; hearing aids; hearing assistive technology; autism spectrum disorder; auditory processing.

Clinical faculty and professional staff and interest areas

Yvette Evans, Clinical Supervisor; Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Illinois State University. Autism; visual strategies, mindfulness/breathing and technology as tools for therapeutic intervention.

Theresa Kouri, Principal Lecturer and Clinical Director for Speech-Language Pathology; Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Kent State University. Early language acquisition; language literacy disorders; specific language impairment; lexical acquisition.

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.

Robyn Martin, Clinical Supervisor; M.S., CCC-SLP, Texas Christian University. Board-Certified Specialist in fluency. Fluency, preschool and school-age speech sound disorders and language delays/disorders.

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

Angela Maupin, Clinical Supervisor; M.S., CCC-SLP, University of Texas at Dallas. Clinical service delivery.

Becky McLain, Clinical Supervisor; M.S., CCC-SLP, University of Central Arkansas. Assessment and treatment of communication disorders/delays for toddlers through school- age individuals.

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.

Elizabeth Powell, Staff Audiologist; Au.D., CCC-A, University of North Texas. Auditory and balance assessment; electrophysiological testing; cochlear implant mapping; hearing aid programming.

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.

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.

Sign language instruction

Lindsay Lee, Adjunct Instructor; M.A., University of Northern Colorado. American Sign Language teaching methods; sign language interpreting; deaf community and culture.

Jo Ann Nunnelly, Adjunct Instructor; M.Ed., Texas Tech University. American Sign Language interpretation; rehabilitation and disability support services.