Audiology

University of British Columbia (UBC)


  • Required: Undergraduate degree
  • Study for: Two to three years (at UBC)
  • Degree awarded: Master of Science (MSc)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, candidates must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), complete the necessary prerequisite courses and either have:

  • a minimum overall “B+” average (76% on the UBC scale) in the last two years of their degree or
  • at least 6.0 units (12.0 UBC credits) of third- or fourth-year courses in the "A" range (80% or higher at UBC) and in the field of study.

Required pre-requisite subject areas

Course content Minimum credits Suggested UVic courses
Introduction to Physics (energy and waves) 1.5 units PHYS 102 or
PHYS 110 & PHYS 111
Developmental Psychology 1.5 units PSYC 335 or CYC 166A (Note 1)
Sensation/Perception 1.5 units No equivalent
Research Methods 1.5 units PSYC 201
Introduction to Linguistics 1.5 units LING 100A
Neuroanatomy (Note 2) 1.5 units No equivalent

Note 1: Students will need to submit a syllabus for evaluation to the Admissions Committee if planning to use CYC 166A as a prerequisite.
Note 2: UBC's Neuroanatomy course, AUDI 402, is available online. Consider taking PSYC 351B or 351C for preparation in the areas of neuropsychology and neuroscience.


Additional preparation

Courses in the following areas of study are also recommended for students wanting to pursue a degree in audiology: brain and behaviour, adulthood and aging, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, counselling, biology, phonology, syntax, acoustic phonetics, discourse, and statistics.


Contact information

School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
2177 Wesbrook Mall, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3