Work to identify and treat speech, language, voice, and hearing disorders. The Capstone Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares those with degrees in fields other than Communication Sciences and Disorders for master’s degree study in this field.

Is this program right for you?

Taught by an outstanding and accessible faculty, and featuring a close-knit cohort, the one-year, accelerated Capstone Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders program from UW-Madison will position you for master’s degree study in Communication Studies and Disorders.


The bulk of the coursework is that taken by students who major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. It also allows you to interact closely with faculty and learn more about the practice by observing professionals at work in the University of Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus.


The Capstone Certificate in Communication Studies and Disorders affords students a chance to gain a depth of knowledge in this critical field after gaining their undergraduate degree in another discipline. The program also features a day-long orientation and social events scheduled during the year to help you get to know faculty and graduate students even better in social settings.


Although the capstone certificate program does not guarantee admission to the UW-Madison master’s program, students typically go on to pursue clinical master’s degrees after successfully completing the program.


What you Learn

  • Obtain knowledge of speech, language, voice, and hearing, as well as approaches to correcting disorders
  • Observe testing, assessment, and treatment in real-world clinical settings

Where & How you learn


  • Accelerated, face-to-face


  • Work in teams and individually alongside a close-knit cohort to complete coursework and gain the knowledge in Communication Sciences and Disorders that will serve as a platform for obtaining a master’s degree

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All applicants must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale and proof of satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree that will be completed before admission to the program
  • Provide an English proficiency test score if your native language is not English or if your undergraduate instruction was not in English

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