Masters Program

Clinical or nonclinical M.S. in speech-language pathology

Masters Program


Information sessions for prospective master's students.

This fall we will be having 3 information sessions for prospective students.

1. September 19, 2014

2. October 17, 2014

3. November 14, 2014

The sessions will be from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Meet in the clinic lobby of Goodnight Hall

*11:00 AM: tour of the department and clinic 

*12:00 PM: meet with faculty for program and admissions overview; RM 420, Goodnight Hall 


         Please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Maureen Garity, to register for a session.


Master’s degree students choose one of two areas of emphasis:

  1. Speech-Language Pathology. The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology is a clinical degree that 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 the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  2. Normal Aspects of Speech, Language and Hearing. The M.S. in Normal Aspects of Speech, Language and Hearing is a non-clinical degree. Most students complete this degree as a first step toward a Ph.D.

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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Program Statistics

  • Praxis: 100% pass rate 
  • Retention: 99% 
  • Employment:
    • 49.3% of graduates work in the State of Wisconsin; 37.3% work out of state; 13.3% are current Ph.D. students 
    • 58% of graduates work in a medical setting; and 42% work in education

Graduate Statistics

Graduation Year

2011

2012

2013

Number of Graduates

28

30

32

Retention Rate

96%

100%

100%

Praxis

100%

100%

100%

Employment

100%

100%

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Graduate Statistics

Year

2011

2012

2013

Number of Applicants

329

321

322

Number of New Students

34

34

26

Average GRE-Verbal Scores

567

552

154

Average GRE-Quan. Scores

645

677

157

Average GRE-Analy. Scores

4.5

4.3

4.5

Average GPA

3.74

3.82

3.81