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Speech-Language Pathology


Our Program

The Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology is a 22-month, full-time, professional graduate program designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree. Offered by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, the primary aim of the program is to prepare practitioners for entry into the practice of speech-language pathology. Graduates are prepared to assume varied professional responsibilities including the assessment, treatment and management of speech, voice, language and swallowing disorders.

The MHSc program offers a unique and internationally acclaimed curriculum that extends over 22.5 months and comprises five academic and four clinical units. The integrated curriculum places equal emphasis on theoretical and practical competencies regarding normal development, as well as the assessment and treatment of disorders in human communication and swallowing. The themed academic units are directly followed by full-time clinical placements targeting the same areas of practice, enabling a strong research-to-practice focus.

Throughout the two-year program, students will develop a strong focus on evidence-based and inter-professional practice through lectures, learning activities, mentorship, and self-directed projects. As part of SLP1509Y, students will participate in the Interprofessional Education curriculum offered by the Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto. At the conclusion of their MHSc program, students will have an opportunity to showcase their learning outcomes and entry-level competencies.

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  • SLP 1502Y (Anatomy & Embryology)
  • SLP 1503 (Articulation and Related Disorders)
  • SLP 1505Y (Child Language I)
  • SLP 1506H (Child Language II)
  • SLP 1507 (Clinical Laboratory in Speech-Language Pathology)
  • SLP 1514Y (Applied Audiology)
  • SLP 1516H (Aural Rehabilitation)
  • SLP 1520H (Principles of Clinical Practice)
  • SLP 1521H (Augmentative Communication)
  • SLP 1522Y (Speech Physiology and Acoustics)
  • SLP 1529H (Fluency Disorders)
  • SLP 1530 (Voice Disorders)
  • SLP 1500Y (Internship)
  • SLP 1509Y (Integrating Client, Practitioner and Research Knowledge)
  • SLP 1532 (Clinical Laboratory in Hearing Disorders)
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  • SLP 1508Y (Advanced Clinical Laboratory in Speech-Language Pathology)
  • SLP 1525H (Structurally Related Disorders)
  • SLP 1527H (Clinical Analysis of Communication & Swallowing Disorders)
  • SLP 1533Y (Aphasia)
  • SLP 1534H (Motor Speech Disorders)
  • SLP 1535H (Advanced Principles of Clinical Practice)
  • SLP 1536 (Swallowing Disorders)
  • SLP 1538H (Neurocognitive Communication Disorders)
  • SLP 2500Y (Advanced Internship)
  • SLP 1509Y (Integrating Client, Practitioner and Research Knowledge; continued from year one)
  • SLP 1532 (Clinical Laboratory in Hearing Disorders; continued from year one)

By the Numbers

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Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Learn more about our program in speech-language pathology.

*Full course equivalent. A typical 0.5 FCE is over one term (13 weeks), meeting 1-2 times per week. A typical 1.0 FCE is over two terms (26 weeks), meeting 1-2 times per week.