Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences
The Department of Educational and Social Policy (University of Macedonia), the School of English Language and Literature (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and the School of Medicine (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) run a Bi-Institutional Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Communication Disorders and Sciences, beginning in the academic year 2022-2023. The Program’s Director is Dr. Areti Okalidou, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. The administrative support and day-to-day operations of the Program are carried out by the Department of Educational and Social Policy of the University of Macedonia. The Program awards a Master of Science degree (MSc) in 'Communication Disorders and Sciences'.
The mission of the Program is the development, scientific research and dissemination of specialized knowledge and its applications in the fields of speech, language, voice, hearing and communication. The taught courses derive their content from the scientific fields of Speech Pathology, Linguistics, ENT/Audiology, Neurology/Neurosciences, Learning Disabilities, Developmental/Cognitive Psychology, Psychopathology and Special Education.
Αcademic objectives of the Program
- Τhe diagnostic assessment of speech, language, voice, swallowing and communication problems both in children and adults
- Τhe prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of speech, language, hearing loss, voice, swallowing and communication problems both in children and adults
- Research into typical and atypical communication (speech, voice, non-verbal communication) and swallowing
- Τhe educational support of children with language, speech and communication (verbal and non-verbal) issues at school through special programs
The Program accepts graduates of Greek Universities and accredited foreign institutions, with a first degree in speech-language therapy (speech pathology or communication disorders) or in relevant subjects. International students must submit at least B2 Level certification of their knowledge of the Greek language -awarded by a government authorized body- and also submit certification of proficiency of the English language.
Duration of studies
The Program’s time-to-completion is two years of full-time study, including thesis submission and practicum. The Graduate Studies Committee can grant a one-year extension of study if the applicant’s tuition fees have been paid in full. Beyond this time limit and in exceptional cases, following a decision by the Committee, students can be given the option to defer their studies for a maximum of 2 semesters, paying an additional fee of 500 euros per semester.
The Program is taught in Greek and/or English. The total credits (ECTS) needed for completion of the Program are 120. The Thesis (3rd and 4th semester) is equivalent to 20 credits and the practicum (4th semester) to 20 credits.
Number of admissions
The maximum number of annual admissions to our two-year Program is 40 students. Candidates who are tied for last place are admitted as supernumeraries.