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Griffith University Speech Pathology School in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Speech Pathology

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University and Faculty: Griffith University
Faculty of Health
Programs: Master of Speech Pathology
University Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
City Population: 590,000
Student Population: 50,000
Campus Location: Gold Coast
Program Duration: 2 years
Trimester Intake: February each year
Next Avail. Intake: February 2020
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $41,500 AUD (2019)

The Speech Pathology program at Griffith University is located in their $150-million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre, which is part of an exciting Health and Knowledge Precinct which also incorporates the new $1.76-billion Gold Coast University Hospital.

The Griffith Health Centre includes a range of clinics, including a Speech Pathology clinic where students will work with qualified clinicians to treat patients.

The Master of Speech Pathology is a two-year, full-time program offered at Griffith's Gold Coast campus.

It encourages personal and professional development through

  • a problem-based learning curriculum;
  • active learning in small groups; and
  • clinical placements that facilitate the integration of theory and practice.

The Master of Speech Pathology program will foster research literacy, enhancing the student's ability to respond effectively to the changing nature of professional knowledge and practice, and ensuring students have the skills to provide quality services throughout their professional lives.

Unique Features of the Program

Students in the Griffith Master of Speech Pathology program will commence clinical placements from the start of the program, which means students will be able to apply what they are learning immediately in a clinical setting.

Griffith Health is collaborating with a wide range of service providers in southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales to ensure students have the best clinical placement opportunities.

Griffith Speech Pathology students will learn through a problem-based curriculum, active learning in small groups and practical work placements that facilitate the integration of theory and practice. As a speech pathologist, the student will be equipped to work in a wide range of health and educational settings, and will develop research literacy and enhance his/her ability to respond to changes and provide quality services throughout his/her professional life.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible to apply to Griffith University's Master of Speech Pathology, applicants must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree* (not in speech pathology) with a minimum GPA of 5.0. While there are no prerequisite study areas for admission, desirable areas include psychology, health science, public health, medical science, human services, education, and linguistics; and
  • a satisfactory performance in an interview with the Program Convenor.

*Admission will not normally be granted for studies that have been completed more than 10 years prior to the time of application for admission. If studies were completed more than 10 years prior to the time of application, applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit points (equivalent to bachelor degree level or above) at a higher education institution within 10 years of applying for admission.

As the number of applicants may exceed the places available, selection for admission is competitive and will be based upon (1) academic merit and (2) interview.

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Upon graduation, you are eligible to apply to become a speech pathologist in Canada. For a detailed overview of the certification process, please review the website of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC).

It is imperative that you understand the requirements and procedures associated with entering the speech and language pathology profession in Canada. It is your responsibility to meet the necessary requirements to become a member of the regulatory body in your province, if necessary. Currently in Canada, eight provinces require mandatory registration with a regulatory body.

The Master of Speech Pathology is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia. Upon completion of the Master of Speech Pathology, you will be eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia to practice as a fully accredited Speech Pathologist.

Total Number of Places in the Program: 40

Total Number of Places for International Students: approximately 5 - 8

Application Deadline: January 30, 2020; however, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible in order to provide time for the acceptance and predeparture processes should you receive an offer.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Lindsay Rewi

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