|University and Faculty:||Macquarie University
Faculty of Human Sciences
|Program:||Master of Speech and Language Pathology|
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Campus Location:||North Ryde, Sydney|
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2018|
|Est. Indicative Annual Tuition||$44,944 AUD (2017)|
|Est. Indicative Total Tuition:||$89,888 AUD (2017; estimated, over two years)|
The Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) at Macquarie University began in 2001. It prepares graduates for the profession of Speech Pathology, enabling them to work clinically with individuals with developmental or acquired communication disorders. The program enables individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in a related field to qualify as speech pathologists in two years and obtain a master's degree. It follows the Speech Pathology Association of Australia Competency Based Standards for Speech Pathologists and is accredited by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
Macquarie's speech pathology program provides students with basic knowledge of both institutional and societal structures as well as political influences of importance to individuals with disabilities. This is aimed to increase their understanding of optimal ways of facilitating participation and advocacy for individuals with communication impairments.
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.
To be eligible to apply, you must have the following:
Please note the above criteria are minimum requirements. Due to the clinical nature of this program, spaces are limited; therefore, entry is competitive. Meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee a place in the program.
Macquarie University Master of Speech and Language Pathology applicants must submit a personal statement to be assessed with their application. In the personal statement, it is important that applicants demonstrate an understanding of the scope of speech pathology as it is practiced in Australia, since this is where they will be developing their knowledge and skills.
Reference letters are not required, although many applicants include them, with the aim of demonstrating relevant work or clinical experiences.
When completing an application, applicants should include course outlines for all relevant undergraduate linguistics, psychological, statistics, and human biology subjects. Applications are assessed based on the applicant's academic background and standing, as well as an applicant's understanding of speech pathology as practiced in Australia and relevant personal experience of speech pathology or related fields.
If a successful applicant does not meet all prerequisites, a conditional offer will be issued by Macquarie University, which outlines a qualifying program that must be completed prior to beginning the Master of Speech and Language Pathology. The student's qualifying program will consist of the prerequisite units not already completed. Upon completion of these prerequisite units, the student is eligible to accept the offer to the Master program. The qualifying program prerequisite units can be completed at Macquarie University (either on campus or in external/distance education mode) or via a Canadian university which offers subjects deemed equivalent to Macquarie's prerequisite subjects.
Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the speech pathology program at Macquarie University.
Total Number of Places in the Program: Approximately 5 places for international students
Application Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Krista McVeigh