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Application Procedures

To be considered for the M.Sc. (thesis) or Ph.D. program, a complete application consists of:

  • Completion of the Graduate Admissions Online Application Apply online including a personal statement. Please take the time to read the important Graduate Admissions Procedures information preamble before completing the Online Application form
  • A personal statement (1000-1500 words) describing your personal/professional goals and proposed research plan, the relationship between your prior experience(s)/training and the proposed research, and the fit between these goals and your preferred supervisor
  • A sample of your graded written work (e.g. a thesis, term paper or research paper) that is at least 5 pages long.  The topic should relevant to communication sciences or communication disorders or a related area, if possible.  
  • Recommendation letters. On the electronic application form you must provide the names and email addresses of your referees. McGill will contact your referees and invite them to upload references on your behalf. Recommendation letters SHOULD NOT BE MAILED to the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  • Unofficial transcripts (from all universities attended). Once you are admitted, you will be required to supply official transcripts before enrolling for courses.
  • International applicants to graduate-level programs at McGill whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction are required to submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English prior to admission via one of the following approved tests: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 95 (internet-based, with a minimum component score of 24 in both Speaking and Writing and 21 in both Reading and Listening); or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5.

Submission of Application Materials

As of October 2012, McGill’s formerly paper-based graduate application process has been replaced with a more convenient electronic version.  For detailed instructions on how to apply and how to upload required supporting documents in the new version, please see:

Application Dates and Deadlines

For Fall 2015 admission (September 2015):

  • The opening date starts on October 1, 2014.
  • Deadline: January 15th, 2015

Application Fees

  • Application fees and other charges are listed on the student accounts website.