Speech Language Pathology

speech language pathology

What is speech-language pathology? Speech-language pathologists focus on the assessment and treatment of a broad range of speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive-communication impairments. Such impairments may result from structural or functional causes and may have developed over time or have resulted from stroke, head injury, or cancers of the head and neck.

Western University’s Speech-Language Pathology program is an international leader in the profession and has played important roles in the development of innovative language, speech, swallowing and voice therapies. Individualized learning happens through laboratory experiences and teaching clinics, and access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is home to Canada's largest on-site speech and hearing clinic, the H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic.

MClSc Program Structure and Requirements

The MClSc program in speech-language pathology is designed to provide a comprehensive, professional education focused on the development of Essential Skills and Competencies and prepare students to seek licensure to practice speech-language pathology in Canada.
The program consists of:

The program consists of:

  • Full-time, two-year (6 terms), in-person, intensive study, with no traditional academic ‘reading’ weeks
  • Integration of pre-determined academic curriculum and clinical practicum components


Courses offered: Year 1 courses  |  Year 2 courses