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 Arts or 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:
- Speech perception
- Swallowing disorders
- Auditory evoked potentials
- Traumatic brain injury
- Correlates of tinnitus
- Vocal pathologies
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.