Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2 years
Credit Hours:

39 classroom; 17 clinical training
Help children and adults with communication disorders.
Our Master's in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program provides an academic and clinical professional education to prepare you as a clinician working in educational and medical settings.

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Why Earn a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology?

We offer coursework leading to the Master of Arts or Master of Science degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. In addition, completing required coursework, laboratory training and clinical practicum experiences qualify you for national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and state licensure.

You can gain valuable research experience by working with our faculty members on various projects. You’ll have access to laboratories for research, clinical treatment rooms, a clinic library, a student workroom and a computer lab.

Marketable Skills
  • Data analysis for evidence-based problem solving
  • Communicating clinical intervention procedures/outcomes
  • Advanced oral and written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Advocacy for people with disabilities

Speech-Language Pathology Master's Highlights

Our students have a 100% pass rate on the ASHA Praxis Exam and more than 90% of graduates are employed in the field of Speech-Language Pathology within one year of graduation.
Along with the on-campus practicum at the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, off-site practicum opportunities are available at more than 100 sites in the region, including hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers and public schools administering hearing screenings and raising hearing loss awareness.
All practicum requirements are closely monitored by a clinical supervisor, who will also review clinical competencies each semester.
Academic knowledge and clinical competency are also studied through formative and summative assessments at different stages of the programs.
UNT’s clinically focused M.S. program offers outstanding hands-on experience to prepare you for work as a practitioner.
UNT’s clinically focused M.S. program offers outstanding hands-on experience to prepare you for work as a practitioner.

What Can You Do With a Speech-Language Pathology Master's?

Recent graduates are employed as:

  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Recent graduates are employed by:

  • Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy
  • Cole Pediatric Therapy
  • Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy
  • Cook Children's Healthcare System
  • Keller ISD

Speech-Language Pathology Master's Courses You Could Take

Medical Aspects of Speech-Language Pathology I (3 hrs)
Normal and pathological anatomy and physiology of deglutition; etiology and characteristics of swallowing disorders; methods of evaluation and management of dysphagia in adults and children.
Neuromotor Speech Disorders (3 hrs)
Study of neurologically based communication disorders such as cerebral palsy, dysarthria, apraxia and demyelinization.
Diagnostics Speech Pathology (3 hrs)
Philosophical and practical considerations of the diagnostic process current principles, methods, techniques.
Voice Disorders (3 hrs)
Principles, methods and techniques of evaluation and management of voice disorders.
Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders (3 hrs)
Study of literature concerning normal aspects of phonological acquisition as well as assessment and treatment issues in regard to articulatory and phonologic disorders.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3 hrs)
Focuses on a wide range of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) topics.

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