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Speech-Language Pathology

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Speech-Language Pathology Degree

Graduate Degree

Impact lives through speech therapy

The mission of the master of science graduate program in speech-language pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is to provide a foundation of professional preparation in speech-language pathology. Students will engage in critical thinking by integrating the evidence base into clinical practice. Students will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to competently assess and treat individuals with communication, cognition, and/or swallowing disorders from diverse backgrounds in a variety of community and work settings. The program is designed to promote a healthy and thriving community by serving and advocating for the people of Central Wisconsin.  

Speech-Language Pathology

Why choose the Speech-Language Pathology program at UW-Stevens Point?

Clinical training in speech and language pathology may begin at the undergraduate level and continues throughout graduate school in clinical practical experiences at the UW-Stevens Point Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic and off-campus sites such as hospitals, private practices, birth-to-three programs, and skilled nursing facilities in the area. The clinical experience culminates with a full-time externship during the final semester of the graduate program.
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
Speech-Language Pathology

Clinic and Community

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a clinical training facility. It has a reputation for excellence in serving the university and the Central Wisconsin area by providing clinical services as part of the professional preparation of students.
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Celebrating 60 Years at UWSP

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at UW-Stevens Point is celebrating 60 years of teaching, learning and serving the community.
Elizabeth Sonnenberg
Speech-Language Pathology

Hired Before Graduation

Elizabeth Sonnenberg ’20, M.S. ’22

Elizabeth Sonnenberg was hired before graduation as a speech and language pathologist with the Marion School District.
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Where are they now?

Our alumni are currently located from coast to coast in a variety of work settings including universities, hospitals, public schools, birth-to-three, skilled nursing facilities and private clinics.
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Speech-Language Pathology

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You may begin applying to the graduate program Aug. 15, 2022. The deadline for all application materials is Jan. 15, 2023.
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Courses

Courses range from Phonological Disorders to Aphasia and Age-related Changes to an externship.
Courses

Tuition

Students will be enrolled as full-time graduate students for six consecutive semesters.
Tuition

Probable Sequence of Courses

Students must take a comprehensive examination the semester before you begin a 15-credit clinical semester. In the clinical semester, you are assigned full time for one academic term to a hospital, clinic, school, etc. to gain professional experience in the type of setting that most interests you. You may complete a thesis in lieu of taking comprehensive examinations as a culminating experience. The thesis must be completed prior to graduation.

​Fall (Semester I) ​ ​ Cr.​
​​CSD 710 Research Methods and Critical Thinking in CSD 1
​CSD 745 Advanced Study in Phonological Disorders 2
​CSD 765 AAC ​3
​​CSD 773 Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology ​1
​CSD 784 Disorders of Phonation ​3
​CSD 791 Graduate Practicum I ​1
​Total 11​

Winterim I Cr.​
​CSD 723 Fluency 2
​Total
2

Spring (Semester II) ​ ​ Cr.​
​CSD 740 Aphasia and Age-related Changes 3
​CSD 742 Autism Spectrum Disorders 2​
CSD 746 Dysphagia ​3
CSD 776 School Methods 2​
CSD 792 Graduate Practicum II ​3
​Total 13

Summer Session Cr.​
​CSD 738 Early Intervention 2​
​CSD 775 Medical Settings 1​
​CSD 786 Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders ​2
CSD 793 Graduate Practicum III ​3
​Total
8

​Fall (Semester III) ​ ​ Cr.​
CSD 724 Neuromotor Speech Disorders 2​
​CSD 735 Language Disorders in School Age Children and Adolescents 3​
​CSD 741 Cognitive Communication Disorders 2​
​CSD 794 Graduate Practicum IV 3
​Total 10

Winterim II Cr.​
Comprehensive Exams
​Total

Spring (Semester IV) ​ ​ Cr.​
CSD 795 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology ​11
CSD 700 Portfolio* ​1
​Total 12​

*DPI license requirement

Updated 5/23/2022

Tuition and Costs

Students will be enrolled as full-time graduate students for six consecutive semesters. View rates for “Degree Seeking – Graduate Speech – Language – Pathology, M.S.” on the UWSP Tuition Rates and Fees pricing structure.

“Home, that is what Stevens Point becomes when you become a Pointer. The faculty and staff are a key part of what makes this university feel like home for us in the program. They all care about their students and guide our growth as future professionals by providing a creative, professional and safe learning environment.”
Dana Sickinger-Doyen ’19, M.S. ’22, CF-SLPSpeech-Language Pathologist

UW-Stevens Point by the Numbers

Student Outcome Data

On-time Program Completion Rates: M.S.-SLP

Period # Completed Program
within Expected Time Frame
% Completing
within Expected Time Frame
​2021-22 28​ 100%​
2020-21 32 100%​
​2019-20 30 100%​

 

Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Test-Takers: M.S.–SLP

Reporting Period # Taking
the Exam
% Passed
Exam Rate
​2021-22 28 96%​
​2020-21 32​ 100%​
​2019-20 30 100%​
Note: The Praxis examination reporting period is the testing year or examination cycle, not the year of graduation for the test-takers. The data for each reporting period may include test-takers who graduated from the program within the prior 3 years.

Employment Rates of Graduates: M.S.-SLP

Reporting
Period
# of Graduates
from Prior Year
% of Graduates
from Prior Year
​2021-22 28​ 96%​
​2020-21 32​ 100%​
2019-20 30​ 100%​
Note: The employment rate reporting period is not the year of graduation. The data for each reporting period should represent the individuals who graduated from the program one year prior.

Top 5 Reasons to Apply

Take it from our students and alumni who live and breathe our program – here are the top 5 reasons to apply to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at UW-Stevens Point.
Faculty and Staff

#5: Caring and Knowledgeable Faculty and Staff

Speech-Language Pathology

#4: Positive Experience as an Undergraduate

Audiology

#1: Strong Reputation

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Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are ready to assist you in achieving your career goals and are devoted to providing you with an outstanding educational experience.
Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer

  • Professor – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Department Chair – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Program Director
  • Co-coordinator of Graduate Programs – Communication Sciences and Disorders
715-346-4657
Sondra Reynolds

Sondra Reynolds

  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Director of Clinical Services – Speech-Language Pathology
  • Coordinator Undergrad and Graduate Programs – Communication Sciences and Disorders
715-346-4816
Jim Barge

Jim Barge

  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
715-600-2499
Pamela Terrell

Pamela Terrell

  • Professor – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Coordinator – Neurodiversity Alliance
715-346-3423
Audiology Accreditation Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Accreditation

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology {residential} at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.