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.

Starting September 2024, our MSc Speech-Language Pathology program will become fully distributed, with student cohorts in Vancouver and Victoria. Click here to learn more about the new Vancouver-Island cohort.
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

The application deadline for the next intake of the MSc Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology program is February 1, 2025. The 2025/26 MSc program starts in September 2025.
Note: Applicants are notified of admissions decisions in April via email.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2025

Documentation Deadline: February 1, 2025

Referee Letter Deadline: February 15, 2025

Tuition/Program Costs

Application Fee$114.00Not Applicable
Installments per year3Not Applicable
Tuition per installment$1,838.57*Not Applicable
Tuition per year$5,515.71*Not Applicable
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)Not Applicable
Student Fees, AMS and Graduate Student Society Fees (yearly)$1400.00 (estimate)
Cost of livingstarting at $35,000.00 (estimate) (check cost calculator)
SASS Departmental Fees$775.00
(one-time School fee due at the commencement of the program to cover various fees such as immunization review, student accident insurance, criminal record check, and clinical tests and lab materials)

*All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees.

Out of Town Expenses

Every student will be expected to have a minimum of two full-time placements that require relocation out of the Greater Vancouver area.

Students are fully responsible for all expenses incurred related to their placements. This information provides only approximate estimates of placement-related expenses and actual costs vary widely due to factors beyond the School’s control.

  • Travel- by air, minimum $ 500; by car- cost of gas and insurance
  • Accommodation- shared arrangement – minimum of $600 per month; solo arrangement minimum $1000-2500 per month
  • Living expenses- food, transit, phone, internet, recreation – $600 per month

Application Review Process

The School reviews applications in February and March, and typically makes offers of admission by early April via email.

Admission Fee

At the time an applicant accepts an offer of admission, they are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of CAD$1000 to the School. This deposit will be applied to the student’s first-term tuition.

Application Checklist

Click here for the printable version of the 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. Please be specific and indicate which prerequisites you would like the syllabus to be evaluated for. E.g: Prerequisite: Sensation/Perception, Course: Psyc367, Institution: UBC. 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. Please make sure you have included everything mentioned in points 3-6 below.

For initial application, you will normally scan and upload digital files (.pdfs) of official documents in the online application system from all post-secondary institutions you have attended, excluding UBC. Ensure that the uploaded transcripts retain the legibility of the originals.

  • If you are offered admission, you will be required to send in one copy of each of your official academic history documents. Official documents are normally sent to:

University of British Columbia
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
6371 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z2 CANADA

  • If any transcript is not in English, an official translation must be provided (excluding French transcripts from a Canadian institution).
  • 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 References

  • A 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 professor, 1 clinician
    • 2 teaching professors, 1 research professor
    • 2 teaching professors, 1 clinician

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 - please ensure dates (month/year) are included, see sample.
  • If you are a resident of BC, you must include a photocopy of the front and back of your 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 Services Card.

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 minimum stated 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 to 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.