Listen. Learn. Care.
You take listening and communicating to the next level. A level that combines critical thinking with a caring nature. Hopefully that’s why you’re here learning more about the Communication Sciences and Disorders program of Concordia University Wisconsin. From core classes to clinical experiences, we have everything you need to fulfill your vocation.
If you welcome a challenge and are passionate about helping others, a career in speech-language pathology or audiology is right for you. Our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) major is offered by of the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Concordia University Wisconsin. It begins with foundational knowledge of speech, language, hearing, swallowing, normal lifespan development, and leads to hands-on experiences with children and adults with communication disorders. Whether you choose a career in speech-language pathology or audiology, both require a graduate degree to enter clinical practice. To learn more about the professions and scope of practice in speech-language pathology and audiology go to the America Speech-Language - Hearing Association (ASHA) website.
After your introduction to normal speech, language, hearing and swallowing development and disorders, you’ll get hands-on experience through community service learning and clinical observation experiences. As a senior, you may have the opportunity to gain supervised experience in our forthcoming on-campus clinic.
The best part about choosing your CSD studies at CUW is our department’s mission: to develop independent, lifelong learners with strong critical thinking and communication abilities. We prepare you for the rigors and rewards of helping communicatively challenged individuals and their families by providing outstanding academic/clinical education, as well as community outreach.
What to expect
Development. Devotion. Service. These are qualities you’ll notice immediately when you begin your CSD studies with us, and they’ll be there long after graduation. That’s because our program delivers these and other expectations you’ll need to thrive as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist:
- A strong liberal arts foundation in a faith-based atmosphere with small class sizes.
- Effective knowledge and skills to incorporate the complex relationship between faith, learning, and practice in CSD.
- Knowledge in basic speech, language, communication and swallowing processes.
- An understanding of evidence-based prevention, evaluation and intervention practice for speech, language, hearing, communication, and swallowing disorders.
- Effective verbal and written professional skills.
- Professional interaction skills with patients, families, and other health care professionals.
- Ethical and professional behavior in clinical care through service learning and/or clinical services in our forthcoming on-campus Interprofessional Education (IPE) clinic.
- The completion of 25 required hours of clinical observation.
- Audiologist (AuD)
- Speech/Hearing Researcher
- Graduate Study in SLP
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
- Clinical Phonetics
- Foundations of Cognition and Language
- Speech and Language Development
- Kinesiology and Motor Learning
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences View 1059 other Masters in Communication Sciences in United States
- Graduation from the equivalent of US high school
- GPA equivalency of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Proof of English language proficiency with minimum scores of 61 TOEFL, 6 IELTS or 55 PTE (students without these scores can still apply for conditional admission)
- ACT or SAT is not required for admission, but a result will increase scholarship options
International30060 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
National30060 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
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