We offer a 23-month, full-time, course-based program in SLP leading to an MSc (SLP) degree.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are autonomous rehabilitation health professionals with specialized knowledge, skills and clinical training in the prevention, screening, identification, assessment and management of congenital and acquired communication and swallowing disorders.
Anchored within the innovative and renowned School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, the MSc (SLP) Program adds to the inter-professional mix of health care disciplines within the Faculty of Health Sciences.
With its problem-based learning curriculum, grounded in self-directed and small-group learning, the MSc (SLP) Program offers a unique learning and training opportunity within Canada for students interested in a career in SLP.
The goal of this program is to prepare SLPs with the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours needed to practice in a variety of Canadian health care and community settings.
The MSc (SLP) Program will prepare you to be eligible to register to practice speech-language pathology and meet professional accreditation and practice standards in Canada.
The minimum expectation is the completion of all coursework across 2 study years, from September to August (in Year 1 and Year 2):
- Year 1 focuses on the fundamentals of SLP to build foundational knowledge relevant to the field of SLP and introduces you to communication across the lifespan.
- Year 2 provides opportunities for you to develop more advanced skills and prepares you for the complex contexts of professional practice.
Throughout the program, you gain experience across many client populations and in multiple settings.