Master of Speech and Language Therapy

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Master of Speech and Language Therapy requires that you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent having achieved at least a B grade average, or
  • have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (Honours) or equivalent having achieved at least a B grade average.

International students

Please note that successfully completing the MSLT does not ensure employment as a speech-language therapist in New Zealand. If you completed your undergraduate qualification outside of New Zealand, then you will need to have that qualification assessed and approved by the New Zealand Speech and Language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA) before you can enter the profession in New Zealand. It is your responsibility to organise this assessment if you would like to work in New Zealand.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

You must have achieved a B grade average in the Part One courses in order to progress to Part Two in the Master of Speech and Language Therapy. Students who do not meet this minimum grade average, may be exited with the Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and language Therapy.

The Master of Speech and Language Therapy may be awarded with a class of Honours for those completing the full 240 credits, if completed within 2 years of full-time study or 5 years of part-time study. The maximum timeframe for completion is 6 years.

Students admitted directly to Part Two and completing 120 credits may be eligible for the award of Distinction or Merit if completed within 1 year of full-time study or 3 years of part-time study. The maximum time for completion is 4 years.

Master of Speech and Language Therapy structure

Qualification Requirements

You shall follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as specified in the Schedule to the qualification.

Students admitted directly to Part Two will complete all requirements of Part Two as detailed below.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates

Courses

All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Part One (120 credits)

271.710 Evidence-Based Practice in Speech and Language Therapy
271.711 Critical and Current Issues in Speech and Language Therapy
271.712 Theoretical Issues in Speech and Language Therapy
267.781 Research Methods in Professional Practice

Part Two (120 credits)

271.808 Thesis Part One (60 credits) and
271.809 Thesis Part Two (60 credits)

Students enrolling in a thesis commence with part one followed by part two in the next enrolment period. Both parts combine to meet the thesis requirements with a single grade assigned to each part. If the thesis cannot be submitted at the end of the initial part two enrolment, the student must re-enrol in part two (and pay fees) each semester until submission is made.


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

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