Every application to our Master’s program is reviewed in a process involving six to eight of our faculty members and multiple rounds of independent review. The reviewers verify that all prerequisite courses have been completed successfully, or will be completed before enrolment in the program, and that these courses meet the standards of the program. Faculty evaluate two broad components of each file: 1) academic achievements and potential and 2) professional experience and potential. Candidates offered admission will have exceptional ratings for both of these components.
There are no particular experiences that can ensure acceptance, and the review is based on a holistic review of your application materials relative to those of the pool of candidates for that year. The review takes many factors into account, and each of them may be given a different weight in individual cases as our applicants vary considerably in their background and experiences.
Admission to the M.Sc.A. program is highly competitive and only a small number of outstanding students are admitted (approximately 10% of our applicant pool). Unfortunately, many excellent students cannot be recommended for admission each year. To increase your chances of getting a spot in an SLP training program, it is recommended that you apply to multiple programs.