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SLHS Admissions Information

The SLHS program begins in August of each year. The application will open on December 1st. The deadline for the receipt of the application, supporting documentation, and application fee is March 1st. Applicants will be informed of admissions decisions by May 1st.

Admissions Requirements

1. Online Application

The SHP Application can be accessed through the following link: Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting "Submit." If a change needs to be made, please email

2. Application Fee

The TTUHSC Application Fee of $40 can be paid through the online application by credit card. 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

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. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:

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

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended. A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses is also required.
5. Prerequisite Coursework
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

      -Technical Writing is required

9 hours

      -Statistics is required

6 hours
Life and Physical Sciences

     At least one course in biological/life science (i.e. biology or human anatomy and physiology) and one in physical science (i.e. physics or chemistry) are required.

6-8 hours
Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3 hours
Creative Arts 3 hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences

     Individual or Group Behavior - 12 hours (Recommended course: COMS 2350 Introduction to Communication Disorders)

12 hours
American History 6 hours
Government/Political Science 6 hours
Multicultural 3 hours
General Electives Variable hours
Minimum Total Prerequisites 63 hours
6. 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.
Biological/Life Science (biology or human anatomy & physiology) 3-4 hours
Physical Science (chemistry or physics)
3-4 hours
Social/Behavioral Science
3 hours
Statistics 3 hours
Texas Common Core Course Requirements
College Algebra or Higher 3 hours
Component Area Option 3 hours
Component Area Option 3 hours
Creative Arts 3 hours
English I 3 hours
English II 3 hours
Government/Political Science I 3 hours
Government/Political Science II 3 hours
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3 hours
Life and Physical Science 3 hours
Life and Physical Science 3 hours
Social and Behavioral Science 3 hours
U.S. History I 3 hours
U.S. History II 3 hours

7. 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 a 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 Process

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

1. Online SHP 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