The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers graduate work prompting the Master of Science certificate in Speech-Language Pathology (MScSLP).

The MSc program is intended to create abilities in the avoidance, assessment, treatment, and the executives of enunciation, language, familiarity, voice, and reverberation issues just as in the major acts of audiology. Produced for understudies who hold a college degree in an assortment of fields other than discourse language pathology, this passage level program offers a course-based expert’s and a discretionary proposal based track and is intended to furnish understudies with the scholastic and clinical training needed for accreditation by common and public expert affiliations.

The theory based MSc in Speech-Language Pathology program is intended to give discourse language clinicians the exploration abilities expected to contemplate the etiology, anticipation, analysis, and the executives of discourse, language, and hearing issues. Understudies will attempt proposal exploration to improve their capacities to take positions of authority in scholastic, clinical, and research facility settings.

The Department looks after lab, instrumentation, and clinical offices for a wide scope of examination interests (e.g., discourse science, engine discourse issues, voice, language improvement and issues, craniofacial oddities, hearing problems, and clinical oversight).

More definite data on the program might be acquired at

Practicum Intervention Policy

The Dean, or Supervisor following up for the Dean, may quickly deny task of an understudy to, pull out an understudy from, or change terms, conditions, or site of practicum/clinical arrangement if the Dean or Supervisor has sensible grounds to accept that this is vital to ensure the Public Interest. Allude to Practicum Intervention Policy for extra data.

Proficient Ethics/Code of Student Behavior

Understudies in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are needed to cling to the expert code of morals of their expert/permitting bodies. Allude to the Code of Student Behavior. Corrections to the Code of Student Behavior happen consistently. The authority variant of the Code of Student Behavior, as revised occasionally, is housed on the University Governance site at

Criminal Records Check

Understudies ought to know that under the Protection for Persons in Care Act, they might be needed to fulfill a criminal-records check prior to being permitted to serve a time of temporary job, practicum arrangement or work insight. Allude to Requirement for Police Information Checks.

College Infectious Diseases Regulation

See University Infectious Diseases Regulation.

Entrance Requirements for Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department’s base affirmation necessities are a college degree with a confirmation GPA of at any rate 3.3 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or a comparable capability and remaining from a perceived foundation. The affirmation GPA will be determined on the last ★60 of evaluated coursework finished, or on what might be compared to the most recent two years of full-time reviewed coursework. In any case, the base evaluation point normal of acknowledged candidates is typically generously higher than 3.3.

English Language Proficiency for Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores needed for confirmation are as per the following:

Internet Test (iBT) (Maximum 120)

CSD Minimum necessities:

  • Overall score: 102
  • Reading: 22
  • Listening: 26
  • Speaking: 26
  • Writing: 24

The International English language testing framework (IELTS)

(Scholastic AC or General Training GT)

  • Total: 7.5
  • Reading: 7.5
  • Listening: 7.5
  • Speaking: 7.5
  • Writing: 7.5

Candidates should submit three letters of suggestion, aftereffects of an online situational judgment test and an assertion of vocation interests. Individual meetings might be utilized whenever considered significant in making last determinations.

The cutoff time for submitting applications is February 1. For more data see

Candidates more likely than not finished preliminary courses in regions basic to the program, as recorded underneath.

Pre-essential Courses

Application to the MSc SLP program requires the fulfillment of eight essential courses. These courses are chosen to furnish discourse language pathology candidates with the foundation expected to prevail in the MSc SLP program. The accompanying courses and related information/abilities are requirements to the MSc SLP program. To see a point by point rundown of essential courses that can be utilized for credit at different colleges, if it’s not too much trouble, allude to the Department Website.

  • Measurements: Introduction to factual techniques
  • Kid Development or Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological brain science
  • Neuroanatomy or Neuropsychology
  • Early on Linguistics
  • Articulatory Phonetics
  • Kid Language Development, Child Language Acquisition or First Language Acquisition
  • Native Canadian History:

All understudies conceded to the MSc SLP program are needed to finish a course centered around Indigenous history in Canada. This is viewed as a program essential. For understudies who have not met the necessity at the hour of confirmation, a state of their affirmation is finished the course by the beginning of the initial term of enrollment. This prerequisite might be satisfied through the testament rendition of the University of Alberta Indigenous Canada MOOC.

Scholastic Standing

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) supports and holds fast to the Academic Standing arrangements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. These approaches are laid out in the Calendar under Academic Standing.

Notwithstanding FGSR arrangements, the CSD Department has set extra necessities, as follows:

Academic Probation Policy

A proposal for Academic Probation will be made to FGSR in the accompanying conditions:

  • First disappointment of a MSc SLP scholastic or clinical course
  • Suggestion of a “Marginal Pass” in a clinical course
  • Cumulate GPA underneath 3.0

Understudies took a crack at the proposition based track in the MSc SLP program will be represented by the Academic Probation Policy of the CSD Department. Furthermore, these understudies will be needed to keep a combined GPC of 3.3. In the event that an understudy’s aggregate GPA is underneath 3.3, the understudy might be needed to change to the course-based track.

Financial Assistance for Communication Sciences and Disorders

A set number of educating and exploration assistantships might be accessible inside the Department. Effective up-and-comers chose for the program are given applications to division educating and research assistantships. Understudies should audit for current data on accessible honours and other potential wellsprings of financing.

Graduate Program Requirements for Communication Sciences and Disorders

MSc degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) (Communication Sciences and Disorders) [Graduate]
Combined Program of MSc-SLP/PhD (Communication Sciences and Disorders) [Graduate]
Certificate of Graduation in Francophone Practice for Speech-Language Pathologists (Communication Sciences and Disorders) [Graduate]

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings, under the headings Rehabilitation Medicine (REHAB) and Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).