Second Degree SLHS Admissions Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The SLHS 2nd degree program begins in August of each year. Please visit for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    Applicants for the SLHS 2nd Degree 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.

  2. Application Fee

    The $75.00 application fee can 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.

  3. Official Transcripts

    Paper Transcripts:
    Transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope by the institution and sent to our mailing address:

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

    Email PDF Transcripts:
    Applicants must submit official electronic transcripts directly from the institution or third-party processing center to

    • 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.
  4. Minimum GPA

    minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended.

  5. Prerequisites for SLHS Second Degree Program

    Courses required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)These courses may be fulfilled as part of your Texas Common Core course requirements.

    *Must submit updated official transcript showing completion of fall grades prior to application date.

    Program Requirements
    Requirement Credit Hours
    Earned Bachelor's Degree >120 hours
    Texas Common Core Requirements - The Texas Common Core course requirements can be found by visiting this 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.  12-14 hours
    Note: These hours may be included as part of initial bachelor's degree OR may be additional courses

  6. 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.

  7. Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Second Degree 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:

    1. Observation

      • Observe patients’ activity and behavior accurately during assessment and treatment procedures.
      • Accurately monitor, through both visual and auditory modalities, materials and equipment used for assessment and treatment of patients.
    2. Communication

      • 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).
    3. Cognition

      • Comprehend, integrate, and synthesize a large body of information in a short period of time.
      • 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Motor Skills

      • 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.

Application Submission Checklist

  1. Online Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official Transcripts

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