Undergraduate Preparation

Coursework Expected

Successful applicants to the Speech-Language Pathology M.Sc. Program come from a wide variety of undergraduate backgrounds, and hold either a B.A. or B.Sc. degree from an accredited university. Typical majors include linguistics and psychology. It is expected that students have completed the required prerequisite coursework in ten content areas, as well as upper-level coursework in a field fundamental to human communication.

GPA Requirements

The School requires cumulative average of at least B+ (at UBC, 76%) over the last two years of a four-year undergraduate degree, or at least 12 credits in the A- grade range (at UBC 80%) in courses at the 300 level or above.

Additional Recommended Coursework

Additional coursework might include:

  • Coursework in the social and life sciences, such as acoustic phonetics
  • Adulthood and aging
  • Biology
  • Brain and behaviour
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Additional developmental psychology
  • Additional sensory psychology
  • Neurosciences
  • Counselling
  • Discourse
  • Language acquisition
  • Phonology
  • Syntax
  • Statistics