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 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.

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