The Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD) is an advanced professional doctoral program recommended for the student or practicing speech language pathologist seeking to learn state-of-the-science information and clinical skills.

This degree will prepare clinical leaders in medical speech language pathology for modern medical settings and practices.

Graduates of this program will be prepared for independence, leadership, and excellence in clinical practice in the medical setting, as well as clinical faculty positions.

Entry-level students (with a baccalaureate degree in communication science and disorders) will complete five years of study (15 trimesters, 157 credits), including all requirements for the master’s degree and state licensure—as well as all clinical practicum requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)—in addition to the advanced clinical practicum and clinical rotations and other medical specialization courses.

Program Handbook 

CScD Medical Speech-Language Pathology Years 3-5 Handbook

For more information, please contact our admissions director:

E-mail: csdadmissions@shrs.pitt.edu
Phone: (412) 383-6540

A researcher and subject prepare for an experiment on motor control and speech production. Eyetracking is used to measure moment-by-moment language processing in both typical and language-impaired individuals.  An audiology student provides supervised clinical services to a patient.
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