Communication Sciences and Disorders

M.S. Communication Sciences & Disorders


Our Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (aka Speech Language-Pathology) meets the academic and clinical requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This program prepares you for a career as speech-language pathologists in settings such as public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and university training programs. Most students prepare for service delivery in both school and healthcare clinical settings to maximize career flexibility.


Program Overview

Prospective student applicants may be interested in our 3-year CSD Graduate Program Statistics and Graduate Admission FAQs. The graduate program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (301-296-5700; http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/). Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has approved the undergraduate/graduate program, so if you're considering a career in a school setting, and complete the necessary course and practicum requirements, you'll be eligible for a Wisconsin license upon graduation with your master's degree.

CSD laboratory and instructional facilities are state-of-the-art and include a speech and language clinic, a hearing evaluation center, communication science laboratory, and other specialized laboratories. Research and instructional laboratories contain modern equipment including a variety of electrophysiological and electro-acoustical instruments.

Following two successful practicum experiences in the on-campus clinics, you will be eligible for off-campus externships in medical, rehabilitation, and school sites, giving you a competitive edge when you start your career.

The Graduate School description of the program provides more details at http://graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/prospective/areas-of-study/communication-sciences-disorders/ 

Current students will be interested to access our CSD Graduate Student Handbook.