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The Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD) in Medical Speech-Language Pathology is an advanced clinical program recommended to candidates seeking “state-of-the-science” information and clinical skills.

The program is designed for SLPs working with medically fragile patients (and their families) across the lifespan in a range of settings including but not limited to acute hospitals, specialized pediatric or adult institutes, and community based practices.

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

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Learn more about the CScD program.

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Review the admission criteria to apply to the CScD SLP program.

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View the program curriculum and clinical requirements. 

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Frequently Asked Questions.

View CScD program frequently asked questions.

CScD vs. PhD

Which doctoral program is right for you? Learn the differences between a clinical (CScD) and a research (PhD) doctorate.