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Master of Speech Pathology

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Empower those with speech, language and communication issues

Explore the science relating to speech, …

Entry Requirements
Admission Requirements

A completed bachelor degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average*.

* Applicants without a degree but with a combination of pre-tertiary qualifications and work experience or professional membership (Equivalent Graduate Status) may apply.


Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
84.10%

Masters (Coursework)

Speech pathologists work with people who have communication and swallowing disabilities.
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
93.90%

Masters (Coursework)

This graduate entry master (GEM) qualification for speech pathologists is an alternative to the Bachelor of Science (Spe…
Entry Requirements
IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) Writing 7.0 Speaking 7.0 Reading 7.0 Listening 7.0 Overall band score 7.0
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$28,100 per year / $56,200 total
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
87.40%

Masters (Coursework)

CSU's Master of Speech Pathology prepares you for professional practice and research in the fields of communication disa…
Entry Requirements
Master of Speech Pathology Applications for study commencing in Session 1 close on 30 September each year. Incomplete submissions will not be considered and the applicant will not be considered for admission to the course in the following year. Pre-requisite study Prospective students must have completed a three year undergraduate degree in any discipline, demonstrating a good level of academic ability through previous studies. Additionally, prospective students are required to have successfully completed study in linguistics and head and neck anatomy, prior to admission to the Master of Speech Pathology. Linguistics knowledge and skills must include knowledge of phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, and language analysis, equivalent to SPH101: Speech, Language and Culture Head and neck anatomy knowledge must include knowledge of functional anatomy related to communication and swallowing, equivalent to BMS224: Head and Neck Anatomy. Alternatively, applicants can undertake equivalent subjects at another university. Candidates will need to provide transcripts detailing the prerequisite subjects undertaken at another university. All pre-requisite study must be satisfactorily completed prior to a student being enrolled in the Masters of Speech Pathology. Completion of these subjects at CSU or similar subjects at another institution does not provide any guarantee of success in gaining admission to the course. Statement of Intent to study the Master of Speech Pathology An additional requirement is submission of a Statement of Intent to study the Master of Speech Pathology. A 500-word statement addressing the following must be submitted upon application: * an interest in and a commitment to speech pathology * prior work, study and life experience that have led to the application to study speech pathology * capacity to undertake study at this point in time * recognition and utilisation of principles of adult learning * previous experience of distance education or online study.   Interview Based on the above criteria, a proportion of candidates will be selected to participate in a short interview to discuss their Statement of Intent, the course requirements and their eligibility / suitability for the program. Interviews can be facilitated via phone, Skype or in person. The outcome of the interview is successful admission to the course OR unsuccessful application.    Students applying for the Master of Speech Pathology are required to meet the following selection criteria:A high level of academic ability through previous studiesPrevious university study:A candidate shall hold a minimum three-year undergraduate degree in any disciplinePrerequisite knowledge:Candidates who do not have evidence of knowledge in head and neck anatomy and linguistics will be required to undertake study in these areas prior to applying for the master's program. The following subjects are available via distance education at CSU and cover the required prior knowledge:BMS224 Head and Neck Anatomy SPH101 Speech, Language and CultureAlternatively, applicants can undertake equivalent subjects at another university. Subjects from other universities will be considered equivalent if the learning outcomes meet the following criteria. Please note that completion of these subjects at CSU or similar subjects at another institution does not provide any guarantee you will be successful in gaining admission to the course. Head and Neck AnatomyLearning outcomes:identify the structures of the head and neck, specifically the bones, muscles, major blood vessels and nerves of the skull, ear, larynx, pharynx, palate, oral cavity and nasal cavity and portions of the vertebral column and thorax explain the functions of the bones, muscles, major blood vessels and nerves of the skull, ear, larynx, pharynx, palate, oral cavity and nasal cavity and portions of the vertebral column and thorax describe the processes of hearing,
Intake Months
Mar
Duration
2.25 years full-time, 4.5 years part-time
Study Mode
Online
Financial Support
Austudy

Master of Speech Pathology overview

The Master of Speech Pathology is ideal for students who have little to no prior experience in the field. Courses like those offered by the University of Melbourne provide the opportunity to learn about anatomy, physiology and other fundamentals before going deeper into specific methodology and practice. These courses are normally two years in duration if taken full time, or up to four years if part time.

Employment options

Graduates from a Master of Speech Pathology have access to the employment options listed here. Those interested in caring for the elderly can join companies like Vivir Healthcare, applying specialist knowledge and technique to health concerns unique to them. Graduates wishing to work with children, or even within a more specialised field like aural rehabilitation in children, can find employment with Speech Pathology Australia and similar institutions both public and private.

Scholarships and funding

Master level speech pathology can be funded via general scholarship opportunities like the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellows or the ECIG Scholarship Program, provided their requirements are met. These are very competitive however, requiring a high record of academic performance.

Prerequisites and selection process

Applicants need to have completed a prior bachelor level degree in any field to enter. The University of Melbourne and similar institutions offer these courses to students who have achieved a credit level GPA in prior study (65%). In many cases, like the courses offered by Curtin University, students will need to have demonstrated the completion of biology courses at some point throughout their undergraduate study. Students who have not done this can still enroll; they’ll just have to take some extra courses to catch up.

These courses also tend to require students obtain first aid certification, in addition to undergoing police clearances and immunisations combined with supplementary materials to be defined by course coordinators.

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