Our Fast-Track 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. In the fast-track program, in lieu of undergraduate classes and/or electives, you will begin taking graduate courses the senior year of your undergraduate studies.
There are benefits to choosing the fast-track program. You will graduate with a master’s degree a semester earlier than the traditional graduate program and you will save money on application fees and tuition by choosing to stay at UNT!
Requirements to apply for the fast-track master’s program include the applicant to be in their junior year of undergrad to apply (a minimum requirement of 75 completed credit hours) and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. If your GPA is lower and you are interested in the program, contact the ASLP department prior to applying.
The coursework in our fast track program will lead to a Master of Science 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.
SLP Fast-Track MS Application Process
IMPORTANT: Deadline for Fall 2024 is March 22, 2024.
APPLICATION PART 1 (Toulouse Graduate School application)
Fall 2024 Admissions Information
Applying to the UNT M.S. program includes two application components – application to the Toulouse Graduate School and the submission of departmental application components. Applications for Fall 2024 are due March 22, 2024. Refer to the following steps as you prepare to apply to our program at UNT. ***Submitting your Graduate Record Examination (General Test) scores is now optional – If you choose to submit scores, send them to UNT--Denton (ETS Code 6481)
1. Application to Toulouse Graduate School
Step 1: Submit your application form (ApplyTexas) Complete the UNT Graduate Application for Fall 2024 for the Toulouse Graduate School via ApplyTexas. Designate Speech-Language Pathology as your intended major field. When your ApplyTexas application is complete and submitted, you will receive communication from the UNT Toulouse Graduate School indicating that your application has been received and providing you with your UNT ID number (not the same as your application number from ApplyTexas), as well as instructions for setting up access to your MyUNT Portal. Please note that this process typically takes 1 to 2 business days after submission of your application. If you submitted your application via ApplyTexas more than 2 business days ago and have not received this information, please contact the Toulouse Graduate School at (940) 565-2383 or GraduateSchool@unt.edu for assistance.
2. Submit official transcripts
Transcripts must be sent directly to the graduate school. Official transcripts can either be sent electronically to GradAdmission@unt.edu or mailed to:
Toulouse Graduate School
1155 Union Circle #305459
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Please do not send transcripts directly to the Department. They must be received by the Graduate School for proper processing. More information about submitting transcripts can be found on the Toulouse Graduate School's website here.
3. Submit Clinical Questions Form
A completed Clinical Questions Form is required for all applicants. This form is designed to assess your clinical knowledge through responses to a series of prompts. The three prompts that applicants are required to respond to are:
- What is your primary goal for applying to the Speech-Language Pathology graduate program at UNT? How have you prepared to meet this goal? Have you explored, been exposed to, or have experience in the field of speech-language pathology and if so, how?
- Describe an interest of yours where you are part of a larger community or group. How long have you been involved? How have you contributed to this group? What have you learned from your participation?
- Describe a challenging situation you have faced. How did you deal with the situation? Did you turn to anyone for help? In hindsight, would you do anything differently?
Please note that your responses to the Clinical Questions prompt should be both complete and concise. Prompt responses have a 500 word limit per question. Click this link for the document. Once completed, submissions must be uploaded to your MyUNT Portal by clicking on “To Do’s”, then “Clinical Questions” then “Add attachment” and click save.
When all of the application materials listed above are received, you will receive communication from the UNT Toulouse Graduate School indicating that this portion of your application is complete and that your application has been forwarded to the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Department for review. Additional questions about this process should be directed to the Toulouse Graduate School at (940) 565-2383 or GraduateSchool@unt.edu.
Please note that international applicants may have additional requirements beyond what is listed here. Additional important information for international applicants can be found on the Toulouse Graduate School website here.
APPLICATION PART 2 (Departmental application components)
Departmental Component: Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required for all applicants. It is preferred that these recommendations be written and sent by individuals who are familiar with your academic background and who can attest to your aptitude for challenging graduate-level academic work, or by speech-language pathologists who have supervised you in a clinical environment. The number of recommendations from individuals outside of academia (e.g. employers, community leaders) should be kept to a minimum, and they may be weighted differently based on their relevance to academic-specific information.
Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the recommender, to UNT M.S. SLP Recommendation submission link. Please note that your recommender will need your full name and email address in order to submit the recommendation. Be sure that you provide that information, along with the submission link, to your recommenders.
All departmental application materials must be received on or before the March 22, 2024 application deadline date to be considered.
Incomplete application portfolios are not reviewed by the admissions committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all elements of the application have been received by UNT. Applicants should check their application status and Tasks list of required Departmental application components via the MyUNT Portal. The Tasks list will typically be updated within 1 to 3 business days of receiving your materials. More information about submitting transcripts and GRE scores can be found on the Toulouse Graduate School's website here. Additional questions about this process should be directed to the Toulouse Graduate School at (940) 565-2383 or GraduateSchool@unt.edu.
For any additional admissions and application related questions, please click here to send an email. Please allow 5 business days for a reply when classes are in session. Replies may take longer between academic terms. We appreciate your patience.