MSc/PhD Combined Program Admissions

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a program of combined study that permits highly qualified students to earn both the MSc in Speech-Language Pathology and the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences after five years of full­ time study.

Interested students must apply first to the MScSLP program. In addition, students must indicate on their application that they are applying to the combined MSc-SLP/PhD-RS program.

Learn about the application process for the MScSLP program

Following review by the MSc-SLP Admissions Committee, successful applications will be forwarded to the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program Committee for review. Admission will be recommended only for those students judged to have the ability and motivation to handle the significant demands of the combined program.

In addition to new applicants, students already admitted to the MScSLP program may be eligible to apply for the combined program in the first semester of study, if space permits.

MSc/PhD Combined Program Admission Requirements

Applicants to the combined MScSLP/PhD program must meet the entrance requirements of both the MSc-SLP program and the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program. Briefly, they must have completed a four-year honours baccalaureate degree or a master's degree in a related field from a recognized academic institution. They must have completed the required preparatory courses for the MSc­SLP program and show evidence of research potential as demonstrated by scholarly work.

In addition, applicants must meet the GPA and English language proficiency requirements of each program and submit letters of recommendation. Currently, applicants to the MScSLP program submit a statement of career interests and applicants to the PhD program submit a statement of research interests. Applicants to the combined program will be asked to submit a combined statement of career and research interests, including why they wish to be considered for the combined program and identifying one or more prospective supervisors within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.