Communicative Disorders

Communicative Disorders Collage

Degree Options

Master of Science

Master of Science in Education

Who Should Enroll

  • Students who are preparing for employment in a clinical fellowship
  • Experienced clinical employees who want to receive their masters

Key Features

  • This is a full-time program that last two years (five consecutive semesters beginning with fall term).
  • Meets the academic and clinical accreditation standards of the Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • After completion of the clinical fellowship and with passing grades on the Praxis™ Series examination, students are eligible for the certificate of clinical competency from ASHA
  • Required clinical experience is available through the University's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, and long-term care facilities.

Program Curriculum for Master of Science

Students complete required and elective courses and clinical experience for a total of 54 credits 

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Program Curriculum for Master of Science in Education

This degree is for individuals interested in pursuing certification as speech language pathologists in schools (assumes that teacher education coursework was accomplished at the undergraduate level).

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Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to the graduate student Admission Requirements, applicants must meet the following additional requirements. 

  • All materials must be submitted before February 1 each year. Applicants will be notified about admission decisions by April 15 for entrance into the fall term. An earned baccalaureate degree in communicative disorders from an accredited institution. (If your degree is from another field, contact the Communicative Disorders department.)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (enter UWRF code: 1918 and  Communicative Disorders Department code: 0620)
  • Three recommendations using the required formdocument (pdf)
  • A letter expressing your interest in the program

For More Information

Linda Culhane
Department of Communicative Disorders
(715) 425-3801