M.S./Ph.D. Program

Professional training in speech-language pathology leading to research doctorate

M.S./Ph.D. Program

Welcome to the Current M.S./Ph.D. Students section of the UW-Madison Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Web site. We are delighted that you are completing graduate work in our department.

The M.S./Ph.D. program is designed for students who wish to pursue both the Ph.D. degree and professional training/clinical certification in Speech-Language Pathology (obtained via the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology).

The clinical component of the program meets the requirements for:

  • the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence; 
  • a license to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Wisconsin; and 
  • teacher certification in the state of Wisconsin from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

Our clinical master’s degree program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
M.S./Ph.D. students typically take a modified sequence of the same courses as students in the M.S. program, which allows time for involvement in research from the beginning. After you have completed your master's degree, you will transition into the doctoral program.

If you have any questions about our program that are not answered here, please contact:

Maureen Garity, Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
1975 Willow Drive, Room 318
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-6464

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