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Master of Speech Pathology

Course Description

You will learn through a problem-based curriculum, active learning in small groups and practical work placements that facilitate the integration of theory and practice. As a speech pathologist, you will be equipped to work in a wide range of health and educational settings. You will develop research literacy and enhance your ability to respond to changes and provide quality services throughout your professional life.

[[Admission requirements]]
Admission will not normally be granted for studies that have been completed more than ten years prior to the time of application for admission. If studies were completed more than ten years prior to the time of application, applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit points (equivalent to bachelor degree level or above) at a higher education institution within ten years of applying for admission.

As the number of applicants may exceed the places available, selection for admission is competitive and will be based upon (1) academic merit and (2) interview.
Note: Applicants are not permitted to defer an offer. Should you be unable to accept an offer, you must re-apply for entry in the following year

[[Language requirements]]
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.
The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are as follows:
*A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0
*OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
*OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
*OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
*OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

English test results must be no more than two years old.

[[Pre-placement requirements]]
* Criminal History Check
* First Aid and CPR
* Immunisation and Health Record
* Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Placement Essentials website http://www.griffith.edu.au/health/placement-essentials/school-course-information for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

[[My career opportunities]]
You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas including hospitals, community and rehabilitation centres, schools (kindergarten to high school), nursing homes, disability services and in private practice.

[[Professional recognition]]
Speech Pathology Australia recognises graduates of this award.

[[Program accreditation]]
The Master of Speech Pathology is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia. Upon completion of the Master of Speech Pathology, you will be eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia to practice as a fully accredited Speech Pathologist.

Entry Requirements

Completed an undergraduate degree (not in speech pathology) with a minimum GPA of 5.0 - whilst there are no prerequisite study areas for admission, desirable areas include: psychology; health science; public health; medical science; human services; education; linguistics, and; satisfactory performance in an interview with the Program Director.

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