The graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin Madison provides the opportunity for study in the areas of audiology, speech–language pathology, hearing science, language science, and speech science. The purpose of the graduate program is to prepare clinicians, researchers, and teachers who possess a solid foundation in both the theoretical and applied aspects of the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
The M.S. program has two tracks. The Speech-Language Pathology track is a two-year professional program designed to prepare students for clinical work. It is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association. At the master's level, supervised diagnostic and therapy experiences with children and adults are provided in a variety of on- and off-campus clinical settings. This program meets the academic and clinical-practicum requirements for clinical certification set by the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA). Opportunities are also available for pursing a nonclinical program at the master's level. The Normal Aspects of Speech, Language, and Hearing track is a non-clinical degree. Most students complete this degree as a first step toward a Ph.D.
- Possess foundational knowledge about basic human communication and swallowing processes.
- Identify sources and assemble evidence pertaining to questions or challenges in communication sciences and disorders.
- Articulate and critique the theories, research methods, and approaches in speech-language pathology.
- Integrate research principles into evidence-based clinical practice.
- Apply research findings in the provision of patient care.
- Communicate complex ideas in a clear and understandable manner.
- Neural Mechanisms of Speech, Hearing and Language
- Language and Learning Disorders of Children
- Management and Assessment of Voice Disorders
- Practicum in Communicative Disorders
- Acquired Language and Cognitive-Communication Disorders in Adults
- Motor Speech Disorders/Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSpeech Pathology View 231 other Masters in Speech Pathology in United States
- Graduate School Requirements: A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4.0 = A); however, the students we accept into the program typically have much higher GPAs
- Program Prerequisites
- Reasons for Graduate Study
- Application Fee
- CV or Resume
- Supplemental Application
- Official GRE Scores
- Official TOEFL Scores
International25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
National25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.
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