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University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Last Modified: 11/6/2018
Communication Sciences & Disorders
105 Garfield Ave.
PO Box 4004
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: (715)836-4186
Fax: (715)836-4846
E-mail Address: samelsvm@uwec.edu
https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-education-human-sciences/departments-programs/communication-sciences-disorders/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2017 - 2025)
Accreditation includes: Distance Education (Since 2014)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2025

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human 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
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Enroll in Clinical Practicum one semester. Many UGs participate in student/faculty research.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
Other: GPA eligibility for clinical sequence

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
311

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 75
Part time: 0
Total: 75

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

General

Administrative Location:
College of Education and Human Sciences
Program Director:
Vicki M. Samelson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Kay Hagedorn, M.S., CCC-SLP and Angie Sterling-Orth, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
Yes
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
Autism spectrum disorders
Fluency: normal processes, disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Speech production: articulation, phonology
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Other
Cognitive communication (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury)
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Wide variety of medical and school affiliations. Variety of diagnostic clinics (e.g., interdisciplinary, voice, fluency, child and adolescent language, adult, screening clinics). Variety of treatment experiences on and off campus (e.g., second language, voice, aphasia, Aspergers syndrome, early intervention, motor speech, TBI, child & adolescent language; pre-externship experiences in school and non-school/medical sites).
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: csd@uwec.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application deadline for Summer admission: November 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Online interview for Distance education program; at least 30 credits of CSD coursework completed prior to starting graduate program
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 151.8
Quantitative reasoning: 147.6
Analytical writing: 4.0
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
2.81 - 3.99
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
Yes
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 198
Part-time Students: 120
Total: 318
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 47
Part time: 26
Total: 73
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
9

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
41
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 18
Part-time students: 20
Total: 38
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 38
Part-time students: 66
Total: 104

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 18
Part time: 18
Total: 36