The SLHS program begins in August of each year. Please visit https://www.ttuhsc.edu/health-professions/admissions/application.aspx for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation
must be received by the deadline. Applicants that meet the priority application deadline
will be informed of admissions decisions by May 1st . Admissions Requirements
Online Application Applicants for the SLHS program must complete the TTUHSC SHP online application. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the
deadline. Priority in application review and admission into the program will be given
to those applicants who have completed applications by April 1st. Applications completed
between April 1st and July 1st will be reviewed in order of completion and only considered
for admission if there is still availability in the cohort.
Application Fee The $75.00 application fee may be paid by credit card through the online application
system. You may also pay by check or money order. Please mail your check or money
order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock,
TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." The application
fee is non-refundable.
Official Transcripts Transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope by the institution and sent to
our mailing address: Paper Transcripts:
TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
3601 4th Street, Mail Stop 6294 Lubbock, TX 79430 Applicants must submit official electronic transcripts directly from the institution
or third-party processing center to Email PDF Transcripts: email@example.com.
Applicants must submit official transcripts of college coursework from all colleges
attended, utilizing one of the options above. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center is separate from Texas Tech University. Do not send transcripts to Texas Tech
University, as this will delay the processing of your application.
Please note, official transcripts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
are not required. Official transcripts from Texas Tech University are required.
Transcripts from any international college or university must have an official course-by-course
evaluation from a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Service.
The applicant's responsibility is to ensure all required application materials, including
updated transcripts, are submitted before the application deadline for each program.
Minimum GPA A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended.
Prerequisites for SLHS Traditional Program
All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to when the program begins in August.
Students may be enrolled or planning to enroll in prerequisite coursework at the time
they apply, as long as all prerequisite coursework will be complete by
August 15th. *Must submit updated official transcript showing completion of fall grades
prior to application deadline.
Texas Core Curriculum Requirements: The Texas Core Curriculum course requirements
can be found by visiting the
TTUHSC Core Curriculum website. 42 hours
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Requirements:
1 course in animal biology, human anatomy and physiology, or genetics
1 course in physics or chemistry 1 course in statistics 1 course in social and behavioral sciences
These courses may be fulfilled as part of your Texas Core Curriculum course requirements.
COMS 2350 is a recommended (but not required) TTU course for a social and behavioral
≥ 63 hours
International Applicants If you are not a citizen/permanent resident of the United States, please refer to
our International Applicants webpage for the additional requirements needed for your application.
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Essential Functions/Technical Standards The Essential Functions/Technical Standards for the Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
(SLHS) undergraduate programs reflect the functions that are considered essential
to the pre-professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. Ability to meet
these Essential Functions/Technical Standards is required for admission to a SLHS
undergraduate program and must be maintained throughout the time a student is enrolled
in the program. These standards are subject to amendment based on changes in health
care/scope of practice. Students will be notified of any changes to these standards. The SLHS undergraduate programs seek to educate a qualified, diverse group of students
recognizing that in diversity lies excellence. The department is committed to the
education of all qualified individuals, including persons with disabilities who, with
or without reasonable accommodation, are capable of performing the Essential Functions/Technical
Standards outlined below. In keeping with applicable federal and state law regarding
disabilities, the department is committed to making reasonable accommodations for
individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform successfully. A reasonable
accommodation should not fundamentally alter the academic and clinical requirements
of the program, pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the student or others,
or present an undue burden to the institution. Any student with a disability who is
accepted to either of the undergraduate programs must contact Student Disability Services
(SDS) at TTUHSC as soon as possible. The SDS coordinator will confirm that the stated
condition qualifies as a disability under applicable laws and will work with the department
to determine what accommodations are reasonable. The following Essential Functions/Technical Standards reflect the applicable abilities
that are required:
Observe patients’ activity and behavior accurately during assessment and treatment
Accurately monitor, through both visual and auditory modalities, materials and equipment
used for assessment and treatment of patients.
Communicate professionally (orally and in writing) as required for coursework and
clinical practicum to ensure patient safety.
Use technology to meet requirements of courses and clinical practicum (e.g., computer
skills including but not limited to internet access, word processing and spreadsheet
programs, learning management systems, and electronic health records).
Comprehend, integrate, and synthesize a large body of information in a short period
Read, comprehend, record, and interpret information accurately from diagnostic tests,
equipment, and patient records to ensure patient safety.
Accurately self-assess clinical skills and academic performance.
Social Behavioral Skills
Demonstrate respect for individual, social, and cultural differences in fellow students,
faculty, staff, patients, and patients’ families during clinical and academic interactions.
Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty
in academic and clinical situations.
Conduct oneself in an ethical and legal manner, demonstrating honesty, integrity,
and professionalism in all interactions and situations.
Sustain necessary physical activity level required for classroom and clinical activities
during the defined workday.
Efficiently manipulate testing and treatment environment, materials, and equipment.
Access transportation to attend academic courses.
Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission. The admissions
committee selects the most qualified applicants for admission by considering cumulative
GPA and prerequisite GPA. Application Submission Checklist
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions
and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at