Communication Sciences and Disorders - Speech Language Pathology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    1675 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    1675 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #42 (WUR) ,
The professional degree leads to a Master of Science (Applied) with a specialization in Speech Language Pathology. The program involves two academic years of full-time study and related practical work followed by a Summer internship. To prepare students as creative professionals, the program emphasizes the understanding of principles and theories, and their present or potential clinical applications, in addition to the teaching of specific techniques for assessment and intervention. Active participation in the learning process is encouraged.


The profession of speech-language pathology concerns assessment and intervention in speech and language disorders. In particular, the speech-language pathologist is concerned with two major parameters of communication sciences and disorders: language and speech. At present, most speech-language pathologists in Canada work in hospitals, public school systems, rehabilitation centres, and in special education facilities.

Students pursuing the M.Sc.A. complete the basic academic content and clinical practica required in preparation for clinical practice as outlined by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). Our M.Sc.A. program is completed in two years whereas some other programs require three years to complete. The emphasis on bridging theory and clinical practice is very strong in our program. Our admission requirements emphasize basic sciences and do not require completion of a specific undergraduate degree. This flexible entry accommodates students with undergraduate degrees in different fields and promotes diversity within our student body.

Our goal is to recruit and train skillful therapists and problem-solvers who can rely on strong foundation in theory to address challenging clinical issues. Our M.Sc.A. graduates typically pursue a professional career working in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, or in private practices. A subset of our graduates will enter a doctoral program (immediately or after a period of clinical employment) to pursue a research career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Audiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Speech & Hear
  • Phonological Development
  • Language Processes
  • Language Development
  • Practicum & Seminar
  • Speech Science
  • Phonological Disorders: Children
  • Developmental Language Disorders
  • Neurolinguistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    81 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

M.Sc.A. Entry Requirements:

  • an undergraduate degree with a minimum of a B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale);
  • a set of course prerequisites (24 credits total) completed in excellent standing;
  • your CV;
  • a letter of intent (this requirement has been modified please see specific instructions);
  • proof of English competency, if required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1675 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1675 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms*


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