The department provides a full-time residential comprehensive academic and clinical education program for graduate students that culminate in the requisite Master's degree for practice as a state licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. Masters students have numerous opportunities to meet competencies across the lifespan and in both rural and urban settings. Speech-language pathologists in the community described our students as "well prepared," "competent," "creative," "resourceful," "confident," and "good problem-solvers." As a small program, students have one-to-one interaction with the faculty. Graduates have noted that this is one of the program's greatest strengths.
An undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders is not a prerequisite for admission. However, students must successfully complete requisite pre-graduate course work. Students who cannot provide official transcripts documenting the completion of the prerequisites may not be enrolled in the graduate program.
Physics/Chemistry-Acceptable courses in physical sciences should include physics or chemistry. A course in physical sciences specifically related to communication sciences and disorders may not be applied.
Biology- Acceptable biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences. A course in biological sciences specifically related to communication sciences and disorders may not be applied.
Social Science- Acceptable courses in social/behavioral sciences should include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health.
Statistics- A stand-alone course in statistics is required. Research methodology courses in communication sciences and disorders may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
Education/Diversity- A course designed to prepare students to understand school settings with diverse populations with attention directed to major educational issues, the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds, and the role of the teacher in a pluralistic society.
Anatomy and Physiology- A course that provides a basic understanding of the structures and functions involved in normal speech and language communication in humans.
Speech and Language Development- A course that covers the process and sequence of speech and language development in children from birth to school-age and discusses the theories of language acquisition and the role of cognition, culture, context, and caregivers.
Speech and Language Disorders in Children- A course introducing theoretical and clinical issues in child language disorders. Principles and methods relating to the assessment and management of developmental language disorder are discussed.
Hearing and Speech Science- A study of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, physical acoustics, speech production, sound perception, and basic hearing and speech instrumentation.
Phonetics- A course that provides a basic understanding of phonetics and phonology from articulatory and physiological perspectives and trains students to use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Neural Bases of Speech and Language- A course that provides a basic understanding of the neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic mechanisms underlying speech and language.
Aural Rehabilitation- A study of the rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment which includs the effects of hearing loss on perception, psychosocial aspects, and speech and language.
Introduction to Clinical Practicum/ Clinical Observation- A n introduction to the tasks and related competencies associated with clinical practice in speech-language pathology and developed an understanding of treatment principles and clinical practice procedures. Obtain 25 guided observation hours.
Audiometry- A course that is designed to provide information regarding the disorders of hearing and how different auditory evaluation procedures of the auditory system aid in the identification of specific types of hearing disorders.
The following prerequisites are courses that if not completed prior to entry into the graduate program can be completed at the graduate level in addition to the required Masters program courses. A student cannot have more than 3 credits of prerequisites needed in any 1 semester. Adding prerequisites to the full time Masters program will likely require students to incur additional fees for overload credits and may extend time to degree.
The prerequisites that can be taken at the graduate level include:
The APPLICATION DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 1st.
Program begins the third week of August. The next application cycle opens on July 15 th
Individuals who have a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders or have completed leveling coursework, are welcome to apply. Applicants will be notified in mid-March concerning their status. The program begins the third week of August.
The program prepares students to be licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Department of Safety and Professional Service (DSPS). UWW cannot confirm this program meets the requirements for licensure in other states. Other states’ requirements may be viewed at www.asha.org. Because requirements differ by state, applicants should review requirements for their state(s) of interest prior to applying to this program. More information on Professional Licensure can be found on our compliance website.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for applying to the Graduate Program.
Applications are only accepted electronically through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS).
Preparation of materials for submission includes the following:
* 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.
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
Graduate Application Review and Notification Process for The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech language pathology at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Criteria for application to be reviewed
Each application is assigned to two reviewers from the department review committee who will independently conduct a holistic review of all of the candidate’s submitted materials. This review takes into consideration applicants' experiences, attributes, academic metrics, and references as well as the value an applicant may contribute to learning and practice.
Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should complete an online application at Graduate Assistantships Application. The posted deadline to apply for a Graduate Assistantship at UW-Whitewater is February 15; however, applications received after the Feb. 15th deadline will be accepted and reviewed until positions are filled. This deadline is a month before the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program acceptances are sent out. A Graduate Assistantship will not be offered until admission into UW-Whitewater's graduate program is confirmed, so it may take until mid-April before our graduate students learn if a GA position is available and offered.
Information about financial aid for graduate students is available at http://www.uww.edu/gradstudies/financialaid.
Scholarship Information is available at http://www.uww.edu/scholarships
Questions, contact the UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies.
UW - Whitewater
School of Graduate Studies
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-1006
UW - Whitewater
M.S. - Communication Sciences and Disorders
Student Outcome Data - Program Completion Rate
|Academic Year||Number Completed on Time||Number of Completed After than on Time||Number Not Completed||Total||Completion Rate of Completed on Time|
|3 Year Average||100%|
Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Graduates
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Employment Rates of Graduates within One Year of Graduation
|Academic Year||Number of Graduates||% of Graduates Employed|
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Graduate Program Applicant Characteristics
|Year||# of Applicants||# Offered Admission||Overall GPA of those Offered Admission||Major GPA of those Offered Admission||# Admitted|
|Academic Year||Admit Rate||Yield Rate|
Admit Rate: % calculated as # of students offered admission divided by the # of applicants
Yield Rate: % calculated as # of students admitted divided by the # of students offered admission
|Scholarships (current students only)|
|Financial Aid Office|
Graduate Program Additional Fees
|Criminal Background Check||
||• $35 for the initial check
• $15 for an updated criminal background check
|TB Skin Test||
|Subscription for Online Simulation Experiences||
||$99 per year|
|Subscription for Online Record Maintenance Tool||
||$100.00 one-time fee|
|Fees for Licensure||
||$125.00 for Provisional Licence|
||$85.00 for Temporary Licence|
|National Licensing Exam||
|Parking Pass for on-campus parking||
|Mileage/ Gas to off-site placements||
||Cost of Gas|
|Chatter Matters Camp||
||Cost of Gas|
||Approximately $100 per year|
||Varies every year|
|Praxis Book||$95 to $125|
During the academic year, on select days, we will be available to give departmental tours and provide information on both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students will be able to speak with the faculty, staff, and students to discuss what the program is all about and answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you here!
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|Friday March 11, 2022||5:30pm-6:30pm||WebEx Meeting
Meeting number (access code): 2460 839 6466
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+1-415-655-0001 US Toll Free
|Saturday March 12, 2022||10:00 am - 11:30 am||Roseman Building 1040||RSVP to Open House|
Please visit the Map & Directions page for directions to the university. These directions will take you to the visitor parking lot by the Student Center, which requires a parking permit. View Visitors & Guest Parking for more information on parking permits. The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders is located at 1011 Roseman building.
For further assistance:
For questions relating to the UW-Whitewater Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders please contact the main office at 262-472-1301 or email@example.com or our Graduate Program Coordinator Dr. Lynn Gilbertson at 262-472-5203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech language pathology at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.