Speech-Language Pathology in Dallas and Fort Worth

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area had the highest population growth in the United States in 2017.1 There are many opportunities for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the area to serve children, adults, and seniors in need.

SLPs based in Dallas and Fort Worth are prepared to help those with communicative and swallowing difficulties resulting from genetic conditions, injuries, and other factors.

Speech-Language Pathology Jobs in Texas

27 percent

Expected SLP job growth in Texas, 2016–20262


2019 Median SLP annual wage in Texas3

SLP Opportunities in Dallas and Fort Worth

SLPs of all levels of experience are sought in Dallas and Fort Worth to work with diverse populations and conduct ongoing research into speech and swallowing difficulties. Take a look at some of the settings where you can practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area.

Treat Childhood Speech Disorders

Serving more than 153,000 students,4 Dallas public schools hire licensed SLPs to assist students in addressing impairments in voice, articulation, fluency, and language that may adversely affect their educational experience.

Serve Seniors in Need

According to The Dallas Morning News, Dallas has the 10th-largest senior population in the United States, and SLPs in the area can help those with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions commonly experienced by older adults. SLPs can help seniors with communicative challenges stemming from these conditions.

How to Become a Licensed SLP in Dallas and Fort Worth

Because SLPs treat such a wide variety of conditions in people of all ages, the practice is highly regulated. To practice in Dallas or Fort Worth, an SLP must first obtain licensure from the state.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation establishes the educational and professional standards SLPs must meet to earn licensure. One of those requirements is a master’s degree from an accredited program. To see how our master’s program aligns with Texas requirements, visit our licensure website.

Why Speech@NYU?

NYU Steinhardt’s online master of science program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders offers a unique curriculum that prepares you to pursue licensure and employment in medical, educational, and research settings. Without relocating, you can earn a respected degree from a program that meets the high standards set by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Earn Your Master’s through Speech@NYU

Learn how NYU Steinhardt’s online program prepares you to advance your SLP career in Dallas and Fort Worth.


1 United States Census Bureau, “New Census Bureau Population Estimates Show Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Has Largest Growth in the United States” (accessed October 24, 2019) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2 CareerOneStop, Projected Employment for Speech Language Pathologists in Texas (accessed October 24, 2019) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3 CareerOneStop, Wages for Speech-Language Pathologists in Dallas, TX (accessed June 18, 2020) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

4 Dallas Independent School District, About Dallas ISD (accessed June 18, 2020) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference