• Playroom Session
  • Melanie Buhr-Lawler session
  • Michelle Ciucci Lab

Welcome to World-Class Research, Education, and Care

Helping people communicate through education, research, treatment, and outreach

The UW-Madison Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders works to understand, prevent, identify, and treat speech, language, voice, and hearing disorders that affect communication.

We provide this in the following way:

  • Outstanding education. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty educate incoming students to become clinicians, scientists, and teachers of the future. Our top-ranked programs in speech-language pathology and audiology offer a variety of didactic and hands-on educational opportunities, so graduates are fully prepared for the rigors of the profession.
  • Comprehensive, affordable clinical care. Our faculty and staff run the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, which offers evaluation and treatment of communication disorders. The clinic serves Wisconsin residents across the lifespan, and offers low-cost services and partial scholarships for individuals and families in need.
  • Real-world research. Our faculty perform cutting-edge research that has clear health relevance. Faculty have been issued patents, created spin-off companies, and developed technology that benefits people in Wisconsin and the nation.
  • Impressive outreach. Our faculty frequently provide outreach services and consulting, often at no cost, to families, school systems, and other organizations in need.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders administers a number of scholarships and awards open to undergraduate majors and graduate students. Please refer to the scholarships page for more details on these opportunities.



Upcoming Events

  1. Prospective Student Information Session / Facility Tour

    September 23
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  2. Prospective Student Information Session / Facility Tour

    October 07
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  3. Prospective Student Information Session / Facility Tour

    November 04
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Recent News

  1. Postdoctoral Position, Hearing Science

    Written by Tim McCarty on February 03, 2016

    Learn more about this opportunity at https://csd.wisc.edu/lutfi-home.htm

  2. Post-Bac Application Deadline Extended for 2015-2016 Enrollment

    Written by Maureen Garity on May 01, 2015

    The application period for the Post-Bac Certification has been extended to June 15, 2015. For those of you who are interested in applying, please get your applications in by that time. If you have any questions, please refer to the Post-Bac section of our website. 

  3. Horsepower vs Hearing: UW-Madison Audiology Takes on Rural Noise

    Written by Mary Ellen Gabriel on April 20, 2015

  4. 2014 Newsletter and Message from Department Chair Weismer

    Written on September 18, 2014