Pursuing a graduate degree in speech-language pathology and audiology at the University of North Texas prepares you to work effectively with people who have communication disorders. It also advances the discipline through professional, clinical and research activities.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a Doctor of Audiology degree. In addition, completing required course work, laboratory training and clinical practicum experiences qualifies 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. Faculty research includes studying:
Other collaborative research projects are conducted with the College of Music and the biological sciences, electrical engineering and physics departments.
Our programs were among the first 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 regional sites. Sites include 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.
Our students are prepared academically and clinically throughout their programs. Clinical competencies are reviewed each semester with the clinical supervisor.
Academic knowledge and clinical competency are also studied through formative and summative assessments at different stages of the programs.
Students enjoy a 100 percent employment rate within six months of graduation and have a 100 percent pass rate on the ASHA Praxis exam.
You'll need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and the following program requirements:
Completed application forms should be submitted by Feb. 1 for admission the following fall semester. The graduate school's admission requirements are outlined at the grad school website or the UNT degree catalog.
There are two options for earning either master's degree:
If you write a thesis, you must pass an oral exam administered by the thesis committee on your topic. A written comprehensive exam is required if you choose the no-thesis track. The comprehensive exam focuses on the various content areas of speech-language pathology, including normal aspects of speech, language and swallowing.
This is a four-year, post-baccalaureate degree that requires:
During the fourth year of the program, you must complete a clinical residency at an external practicum site, which may involve relocation or travel.
Semester-long graduate assistantships and scholarships are available. Faculty members may also have research money available for partial support of a research assistant. All assistantships and scholarships are competitive. More information about financial assistance programs is available at the financial aid website or the grad school site.
Amyn Amlani , Associate Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Amplification devices; working memory; economic and marketing trends within the hearing aid industry.
Katsura Aoyama , Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Hawaii. Phonetic and phonological aspects of first and second language acquisition.
Jeffrey A. Cokely , Associate Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern University. Study of speech materials used to evaluate the hearing of Spanish-speaking listeners.
Kamakshi V. Gopal , Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Internal neuronal network dynamics of cultured auditory cortex networks; effects of heavy metals and neurotoxins on cultured cortical neurons; auditory processing in children and adults; music-induced hearing loss; electrophysiologic and fMRI measures in tinnitus patients.
F. Ling Lu , Associate Professor and Director of the Speech- Language Pathology Graduate Program; Ph.D., University of Memphis. Evaluation and treatment of medically-related speech, voice and swallowing disorders.
Ernest J. Moore , Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Sensory neural hearing loss and tinnitus; molecular ion channel activity of dissociated inner ear hair cells in zebrafish.
Gloria Streit Olness , Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas. Discourse linguistics; neurolinguistics.
Erin C. Schafer , Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Audiology Program; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas. Cochlear implants and assistive hearing devices; speech perception.
Sarah Florence , Off-site Clinical Supervisor; Au.D., A.T. Still University. Cochlear implants and pediatric hearing.
Angela Kennedy , Clinical Supervisor; M.A., University of North Texas. Pediatric speech and language disorders.
Amanda Labue , Clinical Supervisor; Au.D., University of Texas at Dallas. Assessment, hearing aids and aural rehabilitation for adult and pediatric populations.
Jennifer Lantz , Off-site Clinical Supervisor; M.S., University of North Carolina. Pediatric hearing assessment.
Robyn Martin , Clinical Supervisor; M.S., Texas Christian University. Clinical service delivery.
Lauren Mathews , Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas. Pediatric language and feeding disorders; children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Rebecca McLain , Clinical Supervisor; M.S., University of Central Arkansas. Clinical methods and procedures.
Stacy Nunnelee , Clinical Supervisor; M.A., University of Memphis. Adult neurogenic disorders; learning disorders; dysphasia