Master of Speech Pathology

Charles Sturt University

The Master of Speech Pathology prepares you for professional practice and research in the fields of communication disability and swallowing disorders. The course focuses on rural and remote health, social justice issues of access and equity, community development, and cultural responsiveness.

Course Fee:

Australian: $52,800

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree; prerequisite knowledge in head and neck anatomy; linguistics knowledge must include phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, interview and a 500 word statement.

Structure:

144 points. (17 subjects)

Subjects you can Study:

Speech pathology

Study Pathways:

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning. To apply for credit, supporting evidence such as transcripts and subject descriptors will need to be included with the application. Each request is individually assessed and the University will advise of the credit application outcome in writing.

Recognition:

In order to be employed as speech pathologists in Australia, graduates must be eligible to be members of Speech Pathology Australia and meet the graduate-entry competency-based occupational standards set by the association. The Masters course must be accredited by Speech Pathology Australia, which is possible after the first cohort of students have graduated from the course. Until then, the course will be given provisional accreditation.

Who for:

Students with an undergraduate qualification in another discipline, who wish to become qualified speech pathologists

Related Careers:

Audiologist, Speech Pathologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Distance Education No info No Online 4 years

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