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Prospective Residential Students 

Application for the fall 2015 graduate cohort opens on September 1, 2014.
Do not use any application materials or instructions you downloaded prior to July 15, 2014!

Dear Prospective Graduate Student,

We appreciate your interest in our residential graduate program in Communication Sciences & Disorders here at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire. Our curriculum allows a student to meet academic and practicum requirements for:

  • The CCC-SLP from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • The public school license in speech and language pathology from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • State licensure in Wisconsin (a Department of Safety and Public Service license in speech-language pathology)

Our program is intensive, current, and exciting and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our 2014 applicant data includes:

  • Number of completed applications received – 181
  • Average overall GPA of admitted students – 3.72
  • Average major GPA of admitted students – 3.93
  • Average GRE verbal score – 152.8
  • Average GRE quantitative score – 147.7
  • Average GRE writing score – 4.25

Application Materials
Application for the fall 2015 graduate cohort opens on September 1, 2014. (Do not use any application materials or instructions that you downloaded prior to July 15, 2014!)

  • As your first step, complete the University Application so that you can view the status of your application. To complete the University Application, follow this link:
  • Official transcripts from each institution that granted credits you applied toward completion of your bachelors (or any higher) degrees and from any institution from which you have completed coursework necessary for licensure or certification as an SLP. (You will be prompted for how to submit your transcripts as you complete the online University Application process described above.)
  • GRE scores from within the last 5 years. When you take the exam, be sure to code in both UWEC's number (R1913) as a recipient of your results and your interest in applying to a speech-language pathology program.
  • Applicants should submit the following printed (hard copy) materials TOGETHER IN ONE ENVELOPE addressed to:   UW-Eau Claire, Graduate Admissions, Schofield Hall 111, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004. 
    1. CSD Departmental Application 
    2. Your Letter of Intent (as described within the CSD Application above)
    3. Three (3) letters of recommendation (use this provided form for each letter writer). At least two of the letters MUST be from CSD instructors. Direct those who write letters for you to place the recommendation form and their letter in an envelope, seal the envelope, and sign across the seal. Recommendation letters and forms that are not in signed, sealed envelopes will not be accepted. Include those sealed and signed envelopes with your CSD Application and letter of intent in a single envelope and mail to us as described above. 
  • Graduate Assistantships are awarded through a separate application process. The online application is available from the Graduate Studies website: This application is also due February 1. Students who are admitted to the graduate program will be invited to apply for additional CSD first-year scholarships at a later date. The letters of recommendation you provide for your general admission application will be used to support your graduate assistantship and scholarship applications.
  • For applicants reapplying to our graduate program, you must submit the following documents:
    • A new University Application. [You will not have to pay another application fee if you are re-applying within two years (four full semesters) of your initial application to our graduate program.]
    • A new CSD Departmental Application and Letter of Intent (see above for the description of those items and how to submit them to us.

      If you want to update other application materials (e.g., your letters of recommendation or your transcripts), contact Graduate Admissions at (715) 836-4733 or email

All application materials listed above must be received by Graduate Admissions by February 1 (see Admission Checklist for a breakdown of these details and deadlines.)

After you have submitted your University Application, click HERE to check on the status of your application. (For the full instructions for checking on an application, click HERE.)

Please be sure to keep us informed of any changes to your contact information during the application process by calling us at 715.836.4186 or emailing the CSD graduate coordinator. We plan to make admission decisions by late February, so all applicants will be informed of their status by early March via US mail service. Each year the faculty decides on the size of the graduate class, but in recent years, each graduate cohort has been 18-20 students.

Again, thank you for your interest in our program. You are welcome to visit our facility, meet with me or other staff members, and visit with current students. If you have any questions concerning the application process, or the program, please do not hesitate to call me at 715.836.4919 or email CSD Graduate Coordinator. We look forward to receiving your application for admission! A more detailed description of our program and the application procedures may be found in the following documents.


Vicki Samelson, PhD, CCC-SLP
CSD Residential Graduate Program Coordinator