Instructions for Applying

APPLICATION DEADLINE / FEBRUARY 1st (The next application cycle will launch on Sept. 1st)

Individuals who have a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) or have completed the Prerequisite undergraduate coursework are welcome to apply. Students without a CSD major and who have not taken the undergraduate prerequisite courses should look at the Post-baccalaureate, Non majors Program page for more details.

1. Applications are only accepted electronically through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). 

Preparation of materials for submission includes the following:

a. Official academic transcripts that include your FALL grades. Transcripts should be sent to this address: CSDCAS Verification Department, P.O. Box 9113 Watertown, MA 02471.  International Student Applicants*: All international applicants must submit an official course-by-course evaluation of all foreign education credentials. Acceptable international credential evaluation agencies include: A) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (, B) World Educational Services (, or C) any NACES accredited evaluation service ( 

b.  Graduate Record Examination scores to CSDCAS using the designated institution (DI) code 0060.

c.  Minimum of three letters of recommendation attesting to your ability to perform at a graduate level.  

d.  A personal narrative: In no more than 750 words, explain why we should select you to join our graduate program. Consider describing the unique skills and qualities you have and the experiences you have had that will enable you to contribute to the diversity, creativity, success, and professionalism of our graduate program.

e.  A list of ALL pending relevant coursework (i.e., Any CSD courses to be completed in upcoming spring or summer terms).  

f.  CSDCAS application (activities section) may require information on relevant professional and volunteer activities, experience with foreign languages, and undergraduate research.

* For students that qualify, application fee assistance may be available. See the following link for details: CSDCAS Fee Assistance Program

Questions concerning the electronic application process, including receipt of materials, should be directed to CSDCAS.

CSDCAS, P.O. Box 9113, Watertown, MA 02471
Voice: 617-612-2030
Fax: 617-612-2051

2.  Complete the University System application at and pay the application fee when requested by UW-Whitewater.  Use the application that is available.  Do NOT mail any application materials to the UW-Whitewater or the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

3.  Applicants will be notified in mid-March concerning their status. 

The selection committee conducts evaluation and review of applications using a holistic approach in regard to admission to the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Master's program. Due to the limited number of available spaces in each year's new cohort, only a certain number of qualified applicants will receive offers of admission.

For questions relating to the UW-Whitewater Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders please contact us at or our Graduate Coordinator Lynn Gilbertson at 262-472-5202 or


1. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score is required by those whose native language is other than English. Other acceptable proofs of competency are listed here: FAQS

2. If accepted into the program, a completed Certification of Finance Form will need to be sent to the UW-Whitewater Graduate Office.