- College of Education & Professional Studies
- Communication Sciences & Disorders
M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders
Graduate Program Mission Statement
The mission of the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is to prepare speech-language pathologists to practice across the lifespan and all settings particularly in the southeastern region of Wisconsin. Specific objectives include:
- To prepare highly qualified professionals in speech-language pathology who exceed the guidelines of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for clinical and academic preparation;
- To prepare speech-language pathology professionals of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to assess, diagnose and treat clients of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and
- To act as a resource for the University and community by serving as consultants, facilitators and authorities in the various areas of communication disorders.
Our Graduate Program:
- Student Outcome Data and Graduate Program Characteristics - Read more about our graduate students and applicants.
- 100% of our masters graduates are employed upon graduation.
- Since 1993, 99% of our masters students passed the National Exam in Speech Language Pathology on the first attempt.
- 94% retention rate for graduate students over the past 15 years.
- As a small program you will have one to one interaction with the faculty. In exit interviews, graduates have noted that this is one of the program's greatest strengths.
- While Whitewater has the feel of a university community, it also has easy access to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.
- Example of the valuable clinical experiences encouraged by our caring faculty mentors (video): Changing Lives: One Voice at a Time
The Master of Science program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). If you have any questions or concerns about standards or ethics contact ASHA at 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.