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Communicative Disorders - Graduate Program

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Julia King, Coordinator of Graduate Programs
Room 0034, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-4657
Email: OR

The School of Communicative Disorders (SCD) offers a Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. You will receive the academic background and clinical practicum experience required to function competently and independently in a variety of professional employment settings. This program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

For more information, see The UW-Stevens Point School of Communicative Disorders has developed a joint clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) program with the UW-Madison Department of Communicative Disorders. Our universities have merged their resources to provide a unique professional doctorate program. The joint doctoral program in audiology at UW-Madison and UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the CAA of ASHA.

The faculty and staff in the SCD provide you with a high quality education that emphasizes training in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of disorders of hearing, speech, language, and swallowing. Graduates are employed throughout the country in schools, universities, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and private/public clinics.

Clinical training begins at the undergraduate level and culminates with a full-time clinical externship at the end of the graduate program. In consultation with the director of Clinical Services, you will select a site for your externship. If you are in the audiology program, you will complete a full-time clinical externship during the entire fourth year of study. In the speech-language pathology program, you will complete a full-time 15-20 week externship in a school, health care facility, or clinic setting during the final semester of your program.

Admission to the Program - Communicative Disorders Graduate

Contact the coordinator of graduate programs for specific information about the application process for both the speech-language pathology and audiology programs. For both programs you will need the following to be considered for admission:

  1. A completed application for admission to the program,
  2. A statement of professional intentions (i.e., interest and goals),
  3. Three letters of recommendation,
  4. GRE scores,
  5. A completed practicum and work experience form,
  6. A completed undergraduate major in communicative disorders or equivalent coursework.

Applications for graduate school are due in January for the next fall semester. For forms and specific deadlines, go to for speech-language pathology and for audiology.

Admission to Candidacy for Communicative Disorders Graduate Program

You must complete at least 9 credits of graduate work with a GPA of 3.00 (B). See the Graduate Handbook in Speech-Language Pathology or the University of Wisconsin Professional Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Degree Student Handbook for details regarding candidacy.


In either specialization you must meet minimum standards for clinical certification as established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association that are in effect at the time you graduate.



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