M.Sc./M.Sc.A. On Campus

Communication Sciences and Disorders

24 months
900 CAD/credit 20250 CAD/year
291 CAD/credit 6547 CAD/year
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The Communication Sciences and Disorders School at McGill University provides both professional and research training in communication sciences and disorders at the graduate level through its M.Sc. (Applied), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees.


About this Program

We were the first department in Canada to provide both clinical and research degrees. The Communication Sciences and Disorders program offered by McGill University aims to educate the next generation of well-prepared and innovative speech-language pathology professionals by providing enriched classroom training, clinical laboratory activities that enhance the transition from theory to practice, and outstanding clinical practicum experiences. Our research degrees are designed to develop leading researchers and scholars, who will go on to train future investigators in the field of communication sciences and disorders and who, through their research, will advance our understanding of the processes of human communication and its breakdown.

Interdisciplinary interactions are at the core of our research training approach, which includes preparation to conduct both fundamental and clinically applied investigations. Our professors have collaborative ties with many departments and institutes of McGill, including:

  • psychology
  • linguistics
  • neuroscience
  • otolaryngology
  • biomedical engineering
  • Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
  • other Montreal universities

They also maintain national and international collaborations. Students can access this rich collaborative network via the McGill Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music, a world-class interdisciplinary research centre established by the School. The multilingual context in which we reside provides a unique environment for language research.

The School offers:

  • a professional degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the M.Sc. (Applied) level with specialization in Speech Language Pathology
  • two research degrees: an M.Sc. (Research) and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Special Topics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6547 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 291 CAD per credit during 24 months.


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