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Speech Pathology

Pre- Speech Pathology

Whether you study here for one year, two years or for an entire degree, King's is a great place to prepare for future professional studies.  Begin your studies in a faith-based environment before continuing your education elsewhere.

What is Speech-Language Pathology? 
The role of the Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP) is to identify, assess, evaluate, treat, manage, educate, and help to prevent language, speech, voice, fluency, cognitive, and other related communication disorders, as well as swallowing problems. Communication disorders may be related to: hearing impairment, neurological disorders, language learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, autism, cleft palate, head and neck cancer, brain injuries, feeding and swallowing difficulties, and other disorders. Speech-Language Pathologists may work alone or as part of a team to help individuals of all ages to communicate effectively and to eat and swallow safely.

Speech Pathology at: University of Alberta 
MSc in Speech-Language Pathology (Course-based and Thesis-based) 

  • A four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university. 
  • A minimum GPA of 3.3 (4.0 scale) on the most recent 60 credits (2 years) of study. However, a GPA of 3.7 (4.0 scale) is recommended for a competitive application. 
  • Completion of the GRE (General Test) by the end of November of the year they wish to apply.

Speech Pathology at: University of British Columbia
MSc in Speech-Language Pathology 

  • A four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university. 
  • A cumulative average of at least B+ over the last 60 credits of study or at least 12 credits in the A- grade range in courses at the 300 or 400 level. 
  • Meet with or observed an audiologists and speech-language pathologist at work.
  • Recommended courses in Psychology: Cognitive Psychology, Development, Psycholinguistics Adulthood and Aging, and Counselling.
  • Recommended courses in linguistics: Speech Science, Semantics, Syntax, Morphology, Discourse, and Sociolinguistics. 
Speech Pathology

Fall Program start date
Sep 5, 2017

Fall Application Deadline
Aug 15, 2017

Winter Program start date
Jan 4, 2018

Winter Application Deadline
Dec 1, 2017

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