Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
2nd Floor, Room 2C01
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-7052
Fax: (902) 494-5151

Programs Offered

Audiology (MSc)

Speech-Language Pathology (MSc)


The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) at Dalhousie University began as the School of Human Communication Disorders (SHCD), was founded in 1976. It offers the only programs in audiology and speech-language pathology in Atlantic Canada.

The school prides itself on the clinical education opportunities available to our students. We are fortunate to be affiliated with the Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia, a provincial agency whose mandate is to provide speech, language and hearing services to preschool-aged and adult Nova Scotians. Many practicum placements occur at the centre‚Äôs clinics both in the Halifax area and other locations in the province. Students also receive clinical education in our own school-based clinics, including the Audiology Sheltered Practicum, the Dalhousie Hearing Aid Assistance Program, the Adult Speech and Language Clincis, the Accent Clinic, and the School-based Practicum In addition, students are placed in carefully selected sites throughout the Atlantic Provinces for internships and externships or may choose other locations for their externships, including their home province or an international site.