Speech-Language Pathology Admissions Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The SLP program begins in August of each year. For deadline information please visit our Application
Information Page. The application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline. Applicants will be informed of admissions decisions by April 15th.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    Applicants for the SLP program must complete both the CSDCAS application and the TTUHSC SHP supplemental application. 

    You will receive an email from SHP Application Systems that will include your login information to complete the SHP supplemental application in mid-September.

  2. Application Fee

    The $75 application fee may be paid by credit card through the TTUHSC SHP online application. You may also pay by check or money order; mail a 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." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee has been paid.

  3. Official Transcripts

    All official transcripts need to be submitted to CSDCAS. You will only need to send updated transcripts to our office. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all updated official transcripts to the following address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

  4. Official GRE Scores

    Official GRE scores are required for admission. The CSDCAS SHP GRE submission code is 4569. If your GRE scores are more than 5 years old, they are not considered valid.

  5. Bachelor's Degree

    A Bachelor's Degree is required for admission in addition to the specific prerequisite courses listed in Section 7.

  6. Minimum GPA

    minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended. A minimum GPA of a 3.0 in undergraduate audiology and speech pathology courses is also required.

  7. All prerequisite requirements must be complete prior to matriculation. Applicants who have completed all or most of their prerequisite coursework at the time of application may be at an advantage during the admissions process.

    • Proof of a Bachelor's Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences or Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders OR completion of required leveling courses (See Out-Of-Field Step 1 and Out-Of-Field Step 2 on FAQ page)
    • All applicants must have completed at least one course in each of the following areas with a grade of "C" or better: Prerequisites

      Physical Science (i.e. chemistry or physics)
      Life Science (i.e biology or human anatomy and physiology)
      Behavioral/Social Science (i.e. psychology, sociology, anthropology)

      *Must submit updated official transcript showing completion of fall grades prior to application deadline.
  8. Letters of Recommendation

    The CSDCAS application requires 3 names for letters of recommendation in order for your CSDCAS application to be submitted. The SLP program does not require letters of recommendation and any submitted will not be reviewed.

  9. Essay/Letter of Intent/Resume

    The SLP program does not require an essay, letter of intent or resume.

  10. International Applicants

    All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions

  11. Technical Standards

    THE SLP Program has established a document of technical standards that reflects the functions that are considered essential to the profession of speech-language pathology. Ability to meet these technical standards is required for admission. The Technical Standards document can be accessed here.

Application Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the professional program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission of required documentation, as early as possible. Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who meet the above listed requirements and are deemed competitive candidates for admission will be invited for an interview. The admissions committee selects the most qualified applicants for admission by considering the following: major GPA, cumulative GPA, GRE scores, interview scores, and other factors.


Admission interviews are granted by the SLP admissions committee by invitation only. Applicants are selected for interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application and supporting documents.

Application Submission Checklist

  1. Online CSDCAS application
  2. Online TTUHSC SHP application
  3. Application Fee
  4. Official Transcripts
  5. Official GRE Scores

Contact Information

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 health.professions@ttuhsc.edu.