Griffith University

Master of Speech Pathology



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 630,000
Student Population 55,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast or Brisbane
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $48,000 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline Rolling Admissions*
International Places approx 5 – 8 (40 total)


The speech pathology program at Griffith University is located in their $150-million, purpose-built Griffith Health Centre, which is part of an exciting Health and Knowledge Precinct that also incorporates the new $1.76-billion Gold Coast University Hospital.

The Griffith Health Centre includes a range of clinics, including a speech pathology clinic where you will work with qualified clinicians to treat patients.

The Master of Speech Pathology program fosters research literacy, enhancing the your ability to respond effectively to the changing nature of professional knowledge and practice, and ensuring you have the skills to provide quality services throughout your professional life.


As a student in the Griffith Master of Speech Pathology program, you will commence clinical placements from the beginning of the program, which means you will be able to apply what your are learning immediately in a clinical setting.

Griffith Health collaborates with a wide range of service providers in southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales to ensure you have the best clinical placement opportunities.

You will learn through a problem-based curriculum, through active learning in small groups, and through 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 and will develop research literacy and enhance your ability to respond to changes and provide quality services throughout your career.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree in an area other than speech pathology from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7/4.0 (approximately 70%+) to proceed to interview. While prerequisite study areas are not required, desirable areas include psychology, health science, public health, medical science, human services, education, and linguistics.

2. Interview
You must have a satisfactory performance in an interview with a speech pathology academic staff member.

There are a limited number of places available and selection for admission is competitive; therefore, meeting eligibility criteria will not guarantee selection for admission. University-level study of desired knowledge areas will also be considered.


Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis. Final application deadline is generally end of September each year. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.



“Lots of support from staff.”

Cohort is small and allowed me to make good friends. Lots of support from staff. Very hands on. But you feel like you're thrown in the deep end in the first semester. LOTS OF WORK. Lots of social events to meet people and get free stuff. People are friendly.

Rya P
Master of Speech Pathology
Griffith University, 2023

“The program keeps me busy…”

University is good so far. The program keeps me busy so I don't really experience the activities that the uni has to offer. It is actually quite intense. I would say that its quite different in terms of Canadian teaching styles. I would probably say [to future students] mentally prepare for a tougher program, and just make sure to make friends with your cohort. It's a small class and if you have friends, it makes school is more manageable, and the whole experience worthwhile.

Lakshmi T
Master of Speech Pathology
Griffith University, 2023

“[I like the] support from educators”

[I like the] support from educators, clinical opportunities, class size, and getting to meet people from different backgrounds.

Brynn T
Master of Speech Pathology
Griffith University, 2022