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Programs

Our school offers two three-year programs of study leading to a Master of Science degree: one in speech-language pathology and one in audiology. Currently, the school does not offer any part-time studies.

Each program includes intensive practicum experiences during the summer of the second year, and the winter of the third year. Placements during these periods are usually outside of the Halifax area. Costs incurred for relocation are the responsibility of the students.

Each program includes a research component. Students must complete either a research project or a Master's thesis during the course of the program. The thesis is larger in scope than the project and students are expected to be more independent in the completion of a thesis. Thesis students are required to complete an oral defence. Selection of students for the thesis track will be made prior to the start of the program (see Thesis Track). It is highly recommended that students contact professors regarding possible thesis topics when considering this option. Programs consist of 13 credits for the research project track, and 14 credits for the thesis track.

Students are also required to take part in a number of non-credit activities such as practicum preparation meetings and inter-professional learning modules.