Master of Speech and Language Pathology

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: October 1
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$70,800
Domestic tuition: NZ$17,542

Program overview

The Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) is a graduate-entry professional qualification to practice as a speech language pathologist/therapist. Students generally have a background in science, linguistics, engineering, psychology, education, or health sciences, and this programme provides an opportunity to enter the speech-language profession. In the MSLP, students study the areas of clinical linguistics, evidence-based practice, introductory neuroscience, speech and language development and disorders across the lifespan, typical and atypical hearing, swallowing, fluency and voice, and professional practice. This hands-on programme includes experiential clinical practice. Students must pass courses with a total of 240 points from Part I and Part II. Students complete all courses in Part I before proceeding to Part II.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Students wishing to enrol in the MSLP must have completed any bachelor's or master's degree (other than a degree specialising in speech and language therapy/pathology), with a minimum of a B Grade Point Average. In addition you must have passed one course in both Biology/Anatomy and Physiology, and Statistics. Where one or two prerequisites have not been met in prior study, students may take these courses in their first year of the MSLP. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 7.0 TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 600 TIEFL iBT: 100 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 65

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits, such as specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand