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Speech-Language Pathology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
The course-based masters program of training in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (formerly known as the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology) commenced in the fall 1992-93 academic year. 


It is designed to develop competencies in the prevention, evaluation, treatment and management of articulation, language, fluency, voice and resonance disorders as well as in the fundamental practices of audiology, which is concerned with the identification, assessment, and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing disorders. However, this program does not qualify students to work as audiologists. The program is designed to provide students with the academic and clinical education required for SLP certification by provincial and national professional associations. Graduates from the program will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of learning principles; normal processes of speech, hearing and language; factors and conditions which cause and perpetuate disorders of speech, hearing, and language; and theoretical and methodological issues in the rehabilitation of communicative disorders in children and adults.

Programme Structure

The course-based option is a 2-year continuous program with a break in August between Year 1 and Year 2. There are both day and evening courses scheduled in Year 1 and first term of Year 2. The program integrates academic and clinical skills needed for practice in speech-language pathology. It involves a required course of study (51.5 credits), a minimum of 350 hours of clinical experience and a major scholarly project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants interested in Speech-Language Pathology must first apply to a 4-year undergraduate program; for example: Education, Arts, or Science. Keep in mind that applicants must also complete the prerequisite courses. It is recommended that applicants contact the Faculty of choice to make sure that they have the required high-school courses for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9020 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9020 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5625 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5625 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
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