University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

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Speech-Language Pathology (MSc/PhD)

University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Areas of Research:Civil: construction engineering and management with a focus on productivity improvement, computing applications including artificial intelligence, simulation modelling and information management, optimization of aggregate and concrete manufacturing, and construction planning and control; geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechniques including the study of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, foundation engineering, engineering geology, permafrost, storage, disposal, and containment of industrial wastes and pollutants and contaminated or disturbed earthy material and groundwater; structural engineering with a strong focus in the structural behaviour and design of concrete, masonry, steel and timber members and frames in addition to structural analysis and solid mechanics; transportation engineering with a focus on urban transportation planning and evaluation, sustainable transportation, traffic engineering and road safety; and water resources engineering including the study of hydraulics, hydrology, river behavior, fluid mechanics, wave dynamics and climate change. Environmental: environmental engineering and science with a focus on processes in air, soil, and water; system risk assessment and public health engineering; solid waste management; environmental hydraulics; applied microbiology and parasitology; applied chemistry; mathematical modelling of environmental systems; neural network technology; industrial waste management; and disposal and fate of pollutants in the environment.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,072
Careers:Speech-Language Pathologists


The combined MSc/PhD program allows a select group of highly motivated students to complete the MSc in speech-language pathology and the PhD in rehabilitation sciences within a single integrated program of study. Students may indicate their interest in the combined program at the time they apply to the MSc-SLP program, or during the first semester of the MSc-SLP program. Students in the combined program will complete all of the academic coursework and clinical placements for the MSc-SLP program, as well as all of the coursework and research requirements for the PhD-RS program. Rather than completing the two degree programs sequentially, coursework, clinical placements, and research requirements will be integrated into a single 5-yr plan of study. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration to practice as a speech-language pathologist and will also be prepared for entry level academic and research careers.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    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.

    A minimum GPA of 3.3 (4.0 scale) is required for admission into a graduate program at the University of Alberta. However, a GPA of 3.7 (4.0 scale) is recommended for a competitive application to the MSc SLP program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta. A GPA at or above 7.5, based on the 9-point scale prior to 2003 at the University of Alberta, is recommended for a competitive application. This equates approximately to a percentage score of 90% and a letter grade of A-. Scales differ somewhat among programs and universities. The GPA used in the admissions process is calculated using the most recent 60 credits (equivalent to twenty 3-weight courses) for which grades are available at the time of application. However, GPA is not the only criterion for acceptance to the program. For more information see "Admission Process".

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 115] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Official transcripts are also required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 05, 2022