Supporting communication across a lifespan

You've prepared for this. You're ready. Our Speech-Language Pathology program welcomes you to the next level of critical thinking and to a vocation that positively impacts communicatively challenged individuals and their families.

Sample Careers
  • S-L Pathologist
  • Pediatric S-L Pathologist
Block Tuition
  • $9,040 per term (Summer 2022)
  • $54,240 Total

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Program Overview

This two year graduate, full-time program is designed to prepare you to become a competent speech-language pathologist who provides quality care in a respectful, culturally sensitive, caring, and knowledgeable manner. Committed and experienced faculty will guide the didactic program along with high-quality clinical experiences to prepare you for professional certification and licensure.

Be part of a dynamic graduate program that is committed to: promoting excellence, serving community, embracing diversity, inspiring compassion, fostering critical thinking, valuing independence.

The program at CUW is committed to offering an engaging environment and access to off-site community service and clinical opportunities, in addition to the state-of-the-art on campus Concordia University Wisconsin Speech, Language, and Hearing clinic - everything you need to be prepared to succeed in the profession of speech-language pathology.

In addition to the on-site CUW Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic we offer engaging clinical externship and practicum opportunities in a variety of educational and medical settings.  Our goal is to provide you with rich quality clinical placements interacting with diverse populations in a variety of settings.

Upon successful completion of all requirements and graduation from the master of science in speech-language pathology program at CUW, individuals will be prepared to apply for initial licensure required for practice in the state of Wisconsin.


Mission Statement of Speech-Language Pathology Department

The department of Speech-Language Pathology is dedicated to the missions of Concordia University Wisconsin and the School of Health Professions and is focused on developing independent life-long learners with strong critical thinking and communication abilities. In addition, the department of Speech-Language Pathology aims to prepare students for the opportunities and rigors of a vocation positively impacting communicatively challenged individuals and their families by providing outstanding academic/clinical education, as well as community outreach. The Department also aims to support the continuing education needs of practicing clinicians to ultimately have a positive impact on individuals with communication and/or swallowing challenges. This professional education is grounded in faith, excellence, and service to others.

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Strategic Planning Executive Summary

The Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) strategic planning process occurs over five years. The current plan addresses 2021 through 2026. The institutional plan is focused on the following five key performance goals:

  • Offer unsurpassed whole student learning and developing
  • Expand the impact and reach of Concordia’s mission
  • Exemplify Christian values and ethics within all engagements
  • Tap the full potential of all learners
  • Allocation and invest in innovation across Concordia University.

The School of Health Professions (SHP) Strategic plan for 2021-2026 is aligned with the Concordia University Wisconsin Strategic Plan and includes the following five strategies:

  • Increasing recruitment and retention through funding support
  • Increasing SHP student enrollment through interprofessional collaborations
  • Increasing recruitment through enhancements to program facilities and delivery modalities
  • Increasing diverse student enrollment
  • Developing efficient operational processes and procedures

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) has identified five strategic initiatives to advance programs within the department in a manner that articulates with the institutional and school plans summarized above. Specific foci of this plan include:

  • Delivering, assessing, and refining our academic and clinical curricula and processes to continually reflect cutting-edge, evidenced-based practices in communication sciences and disorders
  • Emphasizing the role of interprofessional education (IPE) and practice (IPP) through varied teaching and learning opportunities for students and community members
  • Prioritizing initiatives related to antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Recruiting and retaining quality undergraduate and graduate students
  • Building and enhancing on-campus and off-campus clinical offerings and partnerships to meet specialized community and student needs
Non-Discrimination Statement

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Concordia University Wisconsin will not discriminate against any student, applicant, or client on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, genetic information and characteristics, national origin (including ancestry), marital status, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other protected category under applicable local, State, or Federal law.

What to Expect

In this program, you will learn the skills needed to help prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

As an SLP, you will have the opportunity to work in many different education, health care, and research settings with varying roles and levels of responsibility. You'll also have the opportunity to work with a diverse client population serving individuals across the lifespan. In many settings, you may often work as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team, which may include teachers, physicians, audiologists, psychologists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, and rehabilitation counselors.

Click here to view a sample two-year plan of study.

Click here to view the our Handbook and learn more about the SLP program.

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