During the first term of study, students in the MSc SLP program may
choose the option of completing a thesis. Students taking the thesis
option will complete the same coursework as students in the course-based
option, with the exception of CSD 900, the course associated with the
research project. Instead of enrolling in CSD 900, students will enroll
in Thesis research (THES 906).
Thesis students also will take at least one credit of additional cousework in research methods and statistics. Any
further coursework will be based on individual student needs and will be
determined at the discretion of the supervisor and the thesis committee
members. The student will propose and conduct original research that
will be the basis for the thesis. FGSR regulations pertaining to
master's theses, including supervisory committees and deadlines, will
apply to these students.
Requirements for the thesis track of the MSc SLP include all of the
academic and clinical requirements outlined above for the course-based
track, with the exception of the CSD 900 research project. Students taking the thesis option typically require a minimum of 1 additional term to complete the program
To be eligible for the optional thesis track, students must be in
good standing and must have identified a department faculty member who
is willing to supervisor their thesis research. Students are encouraged
to state their desire to pursue the thesis option at the time of
admission. However, they may declare this intent as late as the end of
the first term of the graduate program.