Curtin University

Master of Speech Pathology

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This graduate entry master (GEM) qualification for speech pathologists is an alternative to the Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) for those with a bachelor degree in another discipline. The academic coursework and clinical practice integrate contemporary theory and research. Students will be introduced to theoretical, evidence-based material relevant for clinical practice and provide students with research skills required to become evidence based clinicians. Throughout the course, students will participate in supervised clinical education in a variety of contexts. This course in speech pathology will develop an integrated understanding of the science of human communication as well as the professional competencies for providing speech pathology services to people with communication and/or swallowing disorders. Speech pathologists provide specialist services for people with communication and/or swallowing problems.

Designed for

Speech pathologists


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • This graduate entry masters degree provides an entry level qualification in speech pathology. It enables students to develop an understanding of normal communication development, developmental and acquired communication disorders, swallowing disorders, speech pathology clinical practice, and research. Students primarily focus on the areas of: language, speech, voice, stuttering, swallowing and multi-modal communication. Studies are supported by extensive clinical practice. Participation is required in clinical practice during vacation periods of both years of the course.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to for further information on entry to this course.


The course is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia. Graduates are eligible for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $68,412
International: $84,877
  • Full-time : 2 years

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