Application Process

Follow this checklist to complete your online M.Sc. application. Only completed applications will be considered.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that ALL of the application procedures are completed by the deadlines listed below. Please note that once you hit “submit” in the online application system, you will not be able to make any subsequent changes to your application or documentation.


Note: We accept applications for our M.Sc. programs in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology only from individuals who have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status. We are unable to accept applications for this program from individuals who require a student visa to study in Canada.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Documentation Deadline: February 1, 2018

Referee Letter Deadline: February 9, 2018

Application Review Process

The School reviews applications in February and March, and typically makes offers of admission before the end of March.

Admission Fee

At the time an applicant accepts an offer of admission, they are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of CAD$200 to the School. This deposit will be applied to the student’s first-term tuition.

Application Checklist

Determine your eligibility by reading all of the Admission Requirements for Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. Ensure you meet all of the requirements, including checking our Prerequisite Equivalency Chart to see whether your prerequisites are listed there, before continuing with your application. If any of your courses are not listed on this chart, then you must provide a complete syllabus (not Calendar description) for that course as part of your application.  The Admissions Committee requires this information in order to verify that the content of your courses meets our prerequisite requirements.

Complete the online application through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. There is an application fee, and you will need a credit card to apply

Obtain and upload official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended, including UBC. Ensure that the uploaded transcripts retain the legibility of the originals.

  • If any transcript is not in English or French, an official translation must be provided.
  • If you are still attending university at the time of application, order your most recent transcript showing your courses in progress.  When you have completed your courses and grades have been posted, order two more official transcripts.
  • If, as an applicant who has Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status, you are submitting transcripts from a university outside of Canada or the United States, please follow the procedures for submission of international transcripts.

Contact three (3) individuals, well in advance, who can provide references for you, according to the guidelines below. During the online application process, you will be asked to provide your referees’ email addresses. Once you have submitted your application, the on-line system will send your referees instructions for completing and uploading their references electronically.

  • Guidelines for ReferencesA total of three (3) references as described below are required and allowed. If more than 3 references are uploaded, the additional reference letter(s) will be removed.
    • A minimum of one (1), and maximum of two (2), references must be from professors who taught you in a university course, preferably in the last two years of your studies.
    • A maximum of one (1) reference may be from a professor who supervised you as a research assistant or research volunteer
    • A maximum of one (1) reference may be from a clinician or other professional who has supervised you as a volunteer, or an employer for whom you have worked, who can attest to your potential as a future clinician.
  • Example sets of 3 references:
    • 1 teaching professor, 1 research supervisor, 1 clinician
    • 2 teaching professors, 1 research supervisor
    • 2 teaching professors, 1 clinician

Note: References by mail are accepted only if the envelope’s seal is signed by the referee. All references must come directly from the referees to the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, 2177 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z3.

You will also need to provide documents described below.

  • Write a statement of up to 500 words (typewritten, double-spaced) indicating your reasons for wishing to study audiology or speech-language pathology, the aspects of the field that are of particular interest, clinical and/or research questions that you wish to investigate, etc.
  • Provide  a list with the names of the audiologists AND speech-language pathologists whom you have observed in clinical practice and/or met with to discuss the profession.  Write this list at the bottom of your letter of intent.
  • Include an up-to-date copy of your resumé or curriculum vitae.
  • If you are a resident of BC, include a photocopy of your BC Care Card or BC Services Card (What is this?).
  • If you are a resident of Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, include a photocopy of the equivalent of a BC Care Card or BC Services Card. (What if I am not a resident of BC or any of these territories?)

Please upload all these documents with your online application.

If you are a non-native English speaker, and you do not have at least four years of continuous post-secondary education in an English-speaking university, you must provide proof of proficiency in English by meeting the following two requirements:

  • Upload a copy of your official test scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS tests, ensuring that you meet the stated minimum individual component scores AND the overall score for admission to our program as follows:

    Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. Minimum scores must be achieved in a single sitting of the test (i.e., scores across multiple instances of a test may not be used to satisfy minimum component requirements).
  • Provide the School with a five to ten-minute recording of your speech. This speech sample may be on any topic, as long as it is neither read nor recited. An interview may follow. You should submit your recording to the School by e-mail as an attached electronic audio file (e.g., MP3).

NOTE: Students who are re-applying to the program will have to submit all new documents.