Requirements for the course-based MSc-SLP include successful completion of a minimum of ★90 in courses, which includes ★3 in interprofessional course work, ★2 in electives, and ★34 in clinical practica. During clinical practica, students must accrue a minimum of 350 supervised clinical hours (300 direct contact). This includes the completion of a research project equivalent to ★3 (CSD 900) that students are required to complete.
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.
The prerequisite courses and program requirements for both course-based and thesis-based routes ensure that students meet standards required for membership/certification in provincial and national professional associations. Further information about prerequisite courses and the required program of study may be obtained from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders website www.csd.ualberta.ca.