Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applications are accepted for the fall semester, with a priority deadline of May 1. Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) is the admitting office for all University Special students. However, the department offering the Capstone Certificate program makes the final admission decision upon review of all applicant materials.
A complete application includes the following:
- An online application for admission as a University Special student, selecting UNCS Capstone Certificate and the program: Communication Sciences and Disorders. This application is received and processed by ACSSS with final decision held for approval from the specific capstone certificate coordinator.
- Send to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Studies Coordinator via email@example.com or the address below:
- an official college transcript confirming completion of an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or proof that an undergraduate degree will be completed prior to beginning the capstone certificate program
- an English proficiency test score if your native language is not English or if your undergraduate instruction was not in English
Post-Bac Capstone Certificate Program
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1975 Willow Drive, Room 318
Madison, WI 53706-1103
Notification of acceptance to the program will be sent within four weeks of receiving an application.
Admitted students receive a formal letter of admission to UW–Madison from Adult Career and Special Student Services along with general enrollment information. Additional detail is provided on the ACSSS enrollment page.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will send specific information pertaining to enrollment in courses for fall and completion of the capstone program.
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.000
- Certificate requires 18 credits
The certificate is earned upon completion of the nine courses, to be completed in one academic year. Most capstone certificate students will take all nine courses (27 credits total), but in some cases one or two courses may be waived depending on coursework taken previously, during the undergraduate degree. The minimum number of credits required for the certificate is 18.
|Required Gateway Courses (Prerequisites)|
|CS&D 201||Speech Science||3|
|CS&D 202||Normal Aspects of Hearing||3|
|CS&D 240||Language Development in Children and Adolescents||3|
|Required Core Courses|
|CS&D 315||Phonetics and Phonological Development||3|
|CS&D 320||Introduction to Audiology||3|
|CS&D 371||Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults||3|
|CS&D 425||Auditory Rehabilitation||3|
|CS&D 440||Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention||3|
|CS&D 699||Directed Study||3|
|or CS&D 318||Voice, Craniofacial, and Fluency Disorders|
- Obtain basic foundational knowledge of normal aspects of speech, language, and hearing.
- Obtain a broad based understanding of the range of speech, language, and hearing disorders.
- Understand general principles of assessment and intervention in speech, language, and hearing disorders.
- Gain observational clinical exposure to a range of patients with speech, language, and hearing disorders.