Admission Requirements

Admission into the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs is based on the individual quality of the applicant's academic record, recommendation letters, the availability of an appropriate supervisor, and evidence of the student’s potential to succeed in an advanced research training environment (e.g., signs of independence, scholarship, research aptitude, initiative, motivation).

All students should have a well-formulated interest in a specific problem in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders that can be supervised by a full-time faculty member of the School.

Note that applicants to our M.Sc./Ph.D. programs who have the necessary qualifications can only be admitted if a faculty member agrees to supervise their research. It is therefore important that students interested in applying to one of our research programs contact faculty members whose research interests correspond with their own, to explain their goals and to establish a supervisory relationship prior to submitting an application whenever possible.


M.Sc. (Thesis) & Ph.D. Entry Requirements:

  • an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science) with a minimum of a B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). However, note that most admitted students are performing much higher than this level;
  • proof of English competency, if required.


Our Ph.D. program allows two entry levels: 

  • students who possess a Master’s-equivalent degree are typically admitted into the “regular” three-year Ph.D. program, with a minimum residency of six academic semesters. Certain exceptions may be necessary for individuals who completed a Master's degree without thesis; 
  • students with a Bachelor’s degree are admitted into a four-year Ph.D. program that begins with a qualifying year, with a minimum residency of eight academic semesters. The qualifying year consists of courses in Statistics, a Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 6 credits of additional coursework in the department, and a first-year project guided by the student’s research supervisor. 




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