Speech Language Pathologist

NEW FOR 2025!

25 reserved seats for Saskatchewan students + 15 seats at Augustana Campus

In addition to our general cohort, 25 spaces are reserved for Saskatchewan residents and 15 seats are reserved for students studying at Augustana campus. The application deadline is the same for all students,  February 1, 2025.

Saskatchewan Cohort

Applicants wishing to be considered for the SK cohort must provide a SK health card as proof of Saskatchewan residency upon acceptance to the program. Students admitted to the SK cohort will study in Alberta and will complete their external placements in Saskatchewan.

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Augustana Cohort

Beginning in Fall 2024, the CSD Department will offer a distributed model of education for the MScSLP program, with 15 new seats available at the University of Alberta's Augustana campus in Camrose. More information on the expansion.

Students at both campuses (Edmonton and Augustana) complete the same core program of required courses. Each campus may offer unique elective opportunities reflective of local expertise and community partnerships in addition to the online electives available to all. We endeavour to place all students in their first campus choice upon admission to the program; however, please be aware that we cannot guarantee there will be adequate spots available. Some students may end up being placed in their second choice.

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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive learning environment. The MScSLP Program welcomes applications from qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Our admissions processes reflect our commitment to recognize barriers and increase Equity, Diversity + Inclusion (EDI) in our training program. 

  • All applicants are required to complete the Indigenous Canada MOOC or equivalent before beginning the program.
  • We undertake a holistic review of all applications that considers a wide range of indicators of fit to the program.
  • Applicants are encouraged in the statement of career interest to describe their life experiences and perspectives on equity diversity and inclusion (EDI). Our goal is to get to know you better in terms of your interest in Speech-Language Pathology and alignment with the values of the department.

Demographic Survey

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine would like to better understand the composition and demographics of the applicants applying to the Professional Programs of Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.  Please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey that will tell us a little more about who you are. The results are held separately and are in no way linked to your application or have any bearing on our admissions decisions.  The aggregate results of this survey will inform our policy decision-making as we strive to create a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning environment that is reflective of the communities we serve.

Survey Link

Admissions is a THREE STEP process to ensure documents arrive in the department on time

Starting November 1, 2024, you can start your application for the Fall 2025 term by logging into the Graduate Studies Management Solution (GSMS) portal.

A non-refundable, mandatory $135 application fee is required BEFORE your application is officially submitted. The department cannot review your application until the application fee has been paid.

All "in-progress" (unpaid) applications will be deleted after 21 days (can request an additional 7 days for a total of 28 days), or the deadline date of February 1 at 11:59 pm, whichever comes first.

Applicant referees will be sent a link via email once the application has been submitted and the application fee paid.

  • STEP ONE: Begin your online application after November 1 for the Master of Science (course). Be sure that your name (first and last) is spelled correctly. An email is automatically generated from the U of A after submitting your application. This email is very important as it has a link to access the Application Portal. Through this portal students can remove and upload documents that are incomplete or missing up until February 1, at 11:59 pm. Do not refer to Bear Tracks.
  • STEP TWO: You will be required to provide email addresses of your referees for them to submit their letters of reference online. We do not accept hard copies of reference letters - they must be uploaded online by your referee. If you make a mistake typing the email address DO NOT request a new referee, send an email to Subject line: Referee Correction for (name of referee).  It will be corrected and resent to the referee.
  • STEP THREE: Check the GSMS regularly to make sure your documents are received in a timely manner. Do not wait until the deadline to check on transcripts/reference letters. Contact your sources at least the week before to make sure your materials have been sent.

A detailed list of how to fill out the online application can be found on the Application Process page.

CSD Indigenous Admissions Policy 

What happens after your application is submitted?

Please see the FAQ page for details.

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