Students interested in advanced degrees in the areas of audiology and speech-language pathology have a variety of options to choose from in attaining their academic goals. The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers clinical programs specializing in areas related to audiology and speech-language pathology, while research-based programs in the two fields are offered through the Graduate Program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.
Western's Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) program in audiology is a world leader in the field and has pioneered the development of technology for paediatric audiology. Students recieve personal attention through small group laboratory experiences and teaching clinics, and access to the school's state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
Speech Language Pathology (MClSc)
Western's Speech-Language Pathology program is an international leader in the field and has played important roles in the development of innovative language, speech, swallowing and voice therapies. Students benefit from small group laboratory experiences and teaching clinics, and access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
MSc & PhD Programs
Administered through the Graduate Program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, students can pursue either a Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Hearing Science or Speech and Language Science. These programs provide an interdisciplinary perspective on issues related to optimizing physical therapy practice and the mechanisms underlying physical mobility.
Administered through the Graduate Program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, the combined MClSc/PhD programs in audiology/speech-language pathology allow students the opportunity to obtain a research-based doctoral degree and professional qualifications to practice as a registered audiologist or speech-language pathologist. This program option typically takes five years to complete.