UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Students complete required and elective courses and clinical experience for a total of 54 credits
Total credits to degree: 54
Required Specialization Courses, 36 credits:
CSD 715 Research Methods in Communicative Disorders, 3 credits
CSD 716 Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Nervous System, 2 credits
CSD 717Cognitive Disorders in Adults, 3 credits
CSD 720 Voice and Resonance Disorders, 3 credits
CSD 730 Audiology II, 3 credits
CSD 737 Auditory Processing and Auditory Processing Disorder, 2 credits
CSD 750 Dysphagia, 3 credits
CSD 762 Developmental Language Disorders, 3 credits
CSD 764 Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems, 3 credits
CSD 765 Aphasia, 3 credits
CSD 767 Communicative Replacements for Challenging Behaviors, 2 credits
CSD 770 Articulation/Phonology and Fluency Disorders, 2 credits
CSD 771 Audiology Practicum 1, one credit
CSD 772 Audiology Practicum 2, one credit
CSD 787 Counseling and Multicultural Issues in Communicative Disorders, 2 credits
Required Clinical Experience, 18 credits:
Students must choose one of the following plan options.
A minimum of 54 semester credits of graduate work including a master's thesis, for which a students may receive up to four graduate credits for research in area of specialization. Final oral exam.
A minimum of 54 semester credits of graduate work including a paper/project approved by the program director. Final oral exam.
A minimum of 54 semester credits of graduate work. A written comprehensive exam and final oral exam.
Requirements for admission include:
- Language Development
- Anatomy/Physiology of the Speech System and Auditory System
- Speech Science (including the physics of sound and acoustic characteristics of speech)
- Audiology (including hearing measurement and hearing disorders)
- Aural Rehabilitation
- Articulation/Phonological Disorders
- Fluency Disorders
- Child Language Disorders
- Voice and Resonance Disorders
Fall Application Cycle Begins September 1, 2017
- Three letters of recommendation from CSD professors/instructors and/or clinical supervisors. Additional letters may also be submitted.
- A personal statement that includes: Brief personal background information; your motivation for pursuing a career in speech-language pathology; reasons why you would be a "good fit" for our program; and any other pertinent information you feel is important for us to know.
- GRE scores from an exam completed within the past five years. Send your GRE scores to
CSDCASby referencing the UWRF school code 1886.
- ALL college and/or university transcripts. Transcripts MUST be mailed directly to CSDCAS at:
CSDCAS Verification Department
PO Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
You will need to request a new transcript after January 1 if you have completed courses fall semester or are taking courses spring semester.
The application process for Fall will begin September 1, 2017. All application materials, with the exception of the UW-System online application for graduate school, will be submitted through the CSDCAS website. All application materials are due January 1 and only completed applications will be reviewed.
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