Speech Patholology and Audiology student


Candidates for the BIES specialization must be accepted to the master’s degree program in speech-language pathology first. Once accepted to the M.S. program, applicants that marked interest in pursuing a BIES specialization on their application are then reviewed separately for admission to the BIES program.

Admission is based on review of academic potential and evidence of Spanish proficiency.

A Spanish major is not required for admission.


To apply for the BIES specialization program, applicants are required to:

It is recommended for non-native Spanish speakers to submit proficiency results on the M.S. application. Proficiency in Spanish is established through an oral proficiency interview (OPI) through langaugetesting.com, licensed by ACTFL.  If you would like to demonstrate oral proficiency on your M.S. application, you may choose to take the ACTFL OPI before applying to the M.S. program per the following instructions:


Contact Speech Pathology and Audiology

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
College of Health Sciences
Harriet Barker Cramer Hall, Room 223
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3428
FAX: (414) 288-3980
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