The UW-Madison Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered to students who have completed, or will complete, an undergraduate degree in a field other than Communication Sciences and Disorders, and who wish to prepare themselves for admission to a graduate training program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The certificate is designed primarily for students who wish to pursue a clinical graduate degree (M.S. in Speech-language Pathology, or Au.D. in Audiology), but is also appropriate for students from other fields who wish to pursue a research graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The Capstone Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders not only offers students the bulk of the course sequence taken by undergraduate, but it also affords opportunities for students to get to know the faculty, and vice versa.
In addition, the give-and-take of classroom and office-hours communications is likely to produce a much broader and deeper knowledge base than is typically provided by on-line coursework. Furthermore, face-to-face learning from our world-class faculty is a good foundation for requesting and obtaining positive recommendations to graduate programs.
Capstone Certificate students are classified by the University as post-baccalaureate, non-degree students. As a Capstone student you would be eligible for student hourly positions and to apply for Financial Aid through the Campus Financial Aid Office.
Interested in applying? The deadline for application submission is June 15.
Capstone Visit Day
Campus program visits are most impactful for prospective and admitted students who plan to apply for fall admission to the capstone program. We have planned a full day of activities which will allow attendees to meet our advisors and students and get acquainted with the University and the Madison community.
During the visit day, prospective and admitted students will meet with capstone advisors and current CS&D capstone students, attend a Prosem lecture (lunch provided), and take a tour of Goodnight Hall with a current MS-SLP graduate student.
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