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 20, 2013
2. October 18, 2013
3. November 22, 2013

The sessions will be from 11am -1pm. Meet in the clinic lobby of Goodnight Hall 11 am tour of the department and clinic 12 pm meet with faculty for admissions overview and question and answer session 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