Dec 12, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of MSc in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) (Communication Sciences and Disorders) [Graduate]

Program Requirements

Requirements for the course-based MSc-SLP include successful completion of a minimum of ★48, plus a research project equivalent to ★3 (CSD 900), and a minimum of 350 supervised clinical hours (300 direct contact). The prerequisite courses and program requirements ensure that students meet standards required for membership/certification in provincial and national professional associations. Information about prerequisite courses and the required program of study may be obtained from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders website

Requirements for the thesis-based MSc-SLP include all of the academic and clinical requirements outlined above for the course-based track. However, instead of the research project (CSD 900), thesis-based students complete a thesis and an additional one-credit practical course in methods of data analysis. Additional coursework in research design, statistics, or specialized content may be recommended by the supervisor and thesis committee.

The period of residency is three four-month terms (fall, winter, fall) and one spring/summer term of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

A minimum of two calendar years will normally be required to complete the program. Students in the thesis-based track will most likely require at least one additional term to complete the program. The time required to complete the program may be varied for individual candidates but cannot exceed the statutory limits of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as set out in Time Limit for Completion of Graduate Programs .