School of Human Communication Disorders
SHCD Degree Information
Our school offers a three year program of study leading to a Master of Science degree. Currently, the school does not offer any part-time studies.
Although the students specialize in SLP or AUD, a number of basic courses are taken by all students in the program.
The 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.
The 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. An oral defense is required. 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. The program consists of 13 credits for the research project, and 14 credits for the thesis track.
Students are also required to take part in a number of non-credit activities such as: