Speech-Language Pathology

​​​​​www.slp.utoronto.ca

Speech-language pathology is concerned with normal and disordered human communication and swallowing. The Department of Speech-Language offers a professional degree program and, through the new Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI), research degree programs leading to careers in the discipline.

The Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Speech-Language Pathology is a full-time professional graduate program.  The primary aim of the program is to prepare practitioners for entry into the practice of speech-language pathology.  Graduates are prepared to assume varied professional responsibilities including the assessment, treatment, and management of speech, voice, language, and swallowing disorders.  Coursework and clinical internships are integrated and sequenced in a unique modular curriculum. Additionally, students participate in the interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum for 11 health science programs at the University of Toronto.  There is a strong research-to-practice focus and students complete a comprehensive portfolio requirement in their final year.

Students cannot apply to the MHSc program from the SGS website. For application information, fees, and guidelines to apply to the MHSc clinical program, please consult the ORPAS website at www.ouac.on.ca/orpas.  For additional information about all of the programs offered by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, please consult the website at www.slp.utoronto.ca.

The Master of Science degree, now offered through the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI), is a full-time program that prepares students to engage in the scientific study o​f normal and disordered speech, language, and swallowing processes in children and adults.  The MSc is a research-oriented program and does not prepare students for clinical practice.  Although the primary objective of the MSc program is to prepare students for doctoral studies in speech and language sciences, successful completion of the program does not guarantee entrance into the PhD program.

The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy program, now also offered through the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute​ (RSI), is to prepare students to contribute independently to the advancement of scientific knowledge in their area of specialization within the discipline of speech-language pathology.

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Degrees Offered

Speech-Language Pathology - MSc, MHSc, PhD

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

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Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MHSc-8-Jan-2016
MSc-Flexible
PhD-Flexible
MHSc-n/a
MSc-Flexible
PhD-Flexible
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MHSc-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MHSc-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MHSc-Mid-B
MSc-Mid-B
PhD-B+
MHSc-n/a
MSc-Mid-B
PhD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MHSc-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
MHSc-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MHSc-n/a
MSc-Before
PhD-Before
MHSc-n/a
MSc-Before
PhD-Before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MHSc-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MHSc-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MHSc-n/a
MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
MHSc-n/a
MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MHSc-6 sessions
MSc-6 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years transfer-from-master's
MHSc-6 sessions
MSc-6 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years transfer-from-master's
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar