Charles Sturt University

Master of Speech Pathology

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

The Master of Speech Pathology prepares you for professional practice and research in the fields of communication disability and swallowing disorders. The course focuses on rural and remote health, social justice issues of access and equity, community development, and cultural responsiveness.

Designed for

Students with an undergraduate qualification in another discipline, who wish to become qualified speech pathologists


144 points. (17 subjects)


  • Speech pathology

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree
  • Prerequisite knowledge in head and neck anatomy
  • Linguistics knowledge must include phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, interview and a 500 word statement.


In order to be employed as speech pathologists in Australia, graduates must be eligible to be members of Speech Pathology Australia and meet the graduate-entry competency-based occupational standards set by the association. The Masters course must be accredited by Speech Pathology Australia, which is possible after the first cohort of students have graduated from the course. Until then, the course will be given provisional accreditation.

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning. To apply for credit, supporting evidence such as transcripts and subject descriptors will need to be included with the application. Each request is individually assessed and the University will advise of the credit application outcome in writing.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $63,000

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