The University of Queensland

Master of Speech Pathology Studies



University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 52,350
Int'l Student Population 18,000
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 2.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $47,136 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake July
Next Available Intake July 2020
Application Deadline March 30 each year*
International Places 10 (40 total)


The UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is home to experienced lecturers, researchers, and clinical educators. UQ speech pathology researchers are some of the best in the world, specializing in areas including disability and participation, aphasia, paediatric communication, neuroscience, and rehabilitation.

The Master of Speech Pathology Studies program at UQ equips graduate-entry students with the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes, and clinical and research skills necessary for professional careers in speech pathology. It is a pathway that enables those with a relevant undergraduate degree to become a speech pathologist.


Through the UQ speech pathology program, you will learn how to interview, assess, diagnose and treat a variety of clients with communication issues, ranging from speech impairments to problems with voice control, language, fluency, swallowing and eating.

You will benefit from a six-semester program that integrates your previous studies, and you’ll complete advanced coursework to develop your understanding of practice and research, while enhancing the effectiveness of your clinical practice.

As a UQ speech pathology student, you will undertake more than 550 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings including hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organizations, private practices and UQ’s internal clinics. You will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from Year 1 before commencing full-time clinical placement blocks during Year 2. During placements, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop your clinical skills in real-life settings and

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of health, education, social or physical or biological sciences, or humanities with a minimum cumulative GPA of 4/7 in your university studies (70% overall average). Your first-year grades will be considered.

Prerequisite subjects

  • one semester of statistics; and
  • one semester of either linguistics OR psychology OR physiology

Please note that the above criteria are minimum requirements. Once prerequisites are met, entry is via a competitive selection process based on grade point average (GPA).

Admission Timeline

*While UQ has a general application deadline of March 30 each year, applications are assessed as they are received (rolling admissions)—the sooner you apply the better.