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University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Last Modified: 10/30/2018
Dept Communication Sciences & Disorders
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414)229-4263
Fax: (414)229-2620
E-mail Address: fernstro@uwm.edu
http://uwm.edu/healthsciences/academics/communication-sciences-disorders/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2018 - 2026)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2025

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $12,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
One combined program prepares students for both schools and medical settings.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
95

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 19
Part time: 1
Total: 20

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Sciences
Program Director:
Shelley Lund
Clinic Director:
Joyce King-McIver
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $12,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
1. Each student participates in research, either through a Research Thesis or Research Experience. 2. Students do two full-semester placements, usually one in an educational setting and one in a medical setting. 3. Opportunity to be placed in Birth to 3 settings. 4. Opportunity to be placed in settings where SLPs serve hearing impaired populations.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: fernstro@uwm.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Alternative to CSD undergraduate degree: Any undergraduate degree + CSD equivalent courses
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 153
Quantitative reasoning: 150
Analytical writing: 4.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.30-4.00
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 298
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 298
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 114
Part time: 0
Total: 114
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
27
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 26
Part-time students: 0
Total: 26
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 46
Part-time students: 3
Total: 49

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 49
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 24
Part time: 1
Total: 25