Programs

PhD Health Sciences

This exciting, interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the critical need for doctoral-prepared faculty and researchers. You’ll work closely with our research faculty in your selected area of concentration and also complete cross-disciplinary and core courses that emphasize an interdisciplinary perspective in health-related education and research.


MS Communication Sciences & Disorders

When the ability to communicate is disrupted, every aspect of daily living is affected. As a speech-language pathologist, you’ll work with clients and their families to improve communication skills and cope with the difficulties of communication and swallowing disorders. You’ll use your expertise to treat conditions such as stuttering, delayed language development, aphasia, dysphagia, and voice and articulation problems.

Graduate student clinician prompts communication from an adult whose speech was impaired following a stroke

BS Communication Sciences & Disorders

When the ability to communicate is disrupted, every aspect of daily living is affected. This degree provides the pre-professional foundation for graduate study. As a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist, your evaluation and treatment helps clients and their families to improve communication skills and cope with the difficulties of communication disorders.

Graduate student clinician assists a child with improving his speech sound production.

Certificate in Assistive Technology & Accessible Design (Graduate)

The Certificate in Assistive Technology and Accessible Design (ATAD) follows a model of prerequisite disability and technology basic knowledge, survey of the fields, assessment, intervention and leadership. You will work under the direction of a faculty member to complete a capstone project, which, by design, is potentially publishable.

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Mission

The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to engage in the generation, dissemination, integration, and application of knowledge specific to evaluation of and intervention for speech, language, and hearing impairments. Members of the department conduct research that contributes to the knowledge base of the field, and provide high-quality educational programs that (1) prepare undergraduate students with a broad foundation in communication sciences and disorders, (2) prepare graduate students in speech-language pathology for professional practice, and (3) prepare students to continue their professional growth beyond their formal education. The department also provides clinical services to the Milwaukee community for a variety of communication disorders.

Faculty & Staff