The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


Students with strong academic records who intend to pursue a master’s degree in applied cognition and neuroscience, or human development and early childhood disorders, and speech-language pathology at UT Dallas may consider the Fast Track Program. If accepted, students may take up to 15 semester credit hours of approved graduate courses and use them to complete the baccalaureate degree and, at the same time, to satisfy coursework and semester credit hour requirements for the master’s degree. Only grades of B (3.000) or better in graduate courses may be used to meet graduate degree requirements.

To enroll in graduate courses, Fast Track students must have completed 90 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework, including specified prerequisites (typically, 18 semester credit hours of core courses in the field in which the student intends to apply). Application to the Fast Track Program is accepted in the semester prior to the one in which the student plans to enroll.

Admission to the Fast Track is similar to admission to the corresponding graduate program. Students should expect to submit a statement-of-purpose, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores as required by the graduate program. Consult a BBS advisor for program-specific admission requirements, deadlines, and application procedures. Admission to the Fast Track Program is limited and based on student qualifications and available space in graduate classes.