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."

  3. Official Transcripts

    The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Electronic transcripts are preferred and should be sent to Hard copies of official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution. Please send all hard copies of official transcripts to the following address:

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

  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

    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.


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