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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 prevent language, speech, voice, fluency, cognitive, and other related communication disorders, as well as swallowing problems. Communication disorders may be related to the following: 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 communicate effectively and eat and swallow safely.

Speech Pathology at: University of Alberta 

MSc in Speech-Language Pathology (course 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 observe 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. 

Recommended first degree at King's:

Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Science

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