The M.S. program has two tracks. The Speech-Language Pathology track1 is a two-year professional program designed to prepare students for clinical work. It is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association. At the master’s level, supervised diagnostic and therapy experiences with children and adults are provided in a variety of on- and off-campus clinical settings. This program meets the academic and clinical-practicum requirements for clinical certification set by the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA). Opportunities are also available for pursing a nonclinical program at the master’s level.
Our Master’s degree students choose one of two areas of emphasis:
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).
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.