Graduate degree pathway

How to become a speech pathologist

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First you must meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree.

2. Graduate degree

The Master of Speech Pathology also has specific prerequisite and grade entry requirements to be considered for entry. Specifically, you must complete an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline: science, biomedicine, linguistics, phonetics, education, psychology or equivalent.

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.


The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

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Other guarantees available

DegreeGuaranteed Entry Requirements
Master of Speech PathologyApplicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 99.85 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place. The undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.