UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Communication Sciences and Disorders, MS

Master of Science Degree Requirements

Total credits to degree: 54

Required Specialization Courses, 34 credits:
CSD 715 Research Methods in Communicative Disorders
CSD 716 Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Nervous System, 2 credits
CSD 717 Cognitive Disorders in Adults, 3 credits
CSD 720 Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies, 1 credit
CSD 730 Audiology II, 3 credits
CSD 737 Auditory Processing and Auditory Processing Disorder, 2 credits
CSD 739 * Techniques in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 3 credits *required for schools placement
CSD 740 Voice Disorders 1 Credit
CSD 750 Dysphagia, 3 credits
CSD 757 Motor Speech Disorders, 2 credits
CSD 762 Developmental Language Disorders, 3 credits
CSD 764 Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems, 3 credits
CSD 765 Aphasia, 3 credits
CSD 768 Language and Literacy, 2 credits
CSD 770 Articulation/Phonology and Fluency Disorders, 3 credits


CSD 787 Counseling Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1 credits

Elective Courses, 0-8 credits

CSD 798 Independent Research, 1-4 credits
CSD 799 Thesis, 1-4 credits

Required Clinical Experience, 20 credits:

CSD 579 Clinical Experience Internship, 6 credits
CSD 771 Audiology Practicum 1, one credit
CSD 772 Audiology Practicum 2, one credit
CSD 773 Practicum in the School, 0 or 6 credits
CSD 774 Practicum in Rehabilitation Facilities, 6 or 12 credits

Students must choose one of the following plan options.

Plan A
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.

Plan B
A minimum of 54 semester credits of graduate work including a paper/project approved by the program director. Final oral exam.

Plan C
A minimum of 54 semester credits of graduate work. A written comprehensive exam and final oral exam.