Admission Requirements

We accept applications for our MSc program 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.

The minimum criteria for the MSc Program are as follows:

  • A four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses OR academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study.
  • Prerequisite coursework in specific content areas
  • Online prerequisite course(s):
    • Audiology stream: AUDI 402 or equivalent (offered in January and May)
    • Speech Language Pathology stream: AUDI 402 and 403 or equivalent (402 is offered in January and May; 403 is offered in March)
  • Meet with or observe audiologists AND speech-language pathologists at work
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers only) , see Application Checklist, Step 6

Most successful applicants exceed the above minimum criteria.

Entry in 2024W and onwards: 

NEW Successful Completion of all Prerequisites Starting 2023

Effective 2022W, for applicants applying for entry in 2024W and onwards, you must have all prerequisite courses completed by the end of the regular academic session prior to your desired entry date. For example, if you are applying to the 2024 Winter Session intake (i.e. September 2024), your prerequisite coursework must be successfully completed by the end of Term 2 of the 2023 Winter Session (i.e. April 2024).