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Doctor of Clinical Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

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Note: The Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD) in Medical Speech-Language Pathology is currently undergoing revision.

This program is an advanced professional doctorate degree recommended for the student or speech-language pathologist (SLP) aiming for clinical excellence and leadership as an SLP in a wide variety of practice settings.

We are revising the program to best meet the professional needs of our students. We anticipate opening admission to the program in late spring 2021 with options for students to begin the program in fall 2021 or spring 2022.

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Sameera Dehaithem, CScD alumna and current Assistant Professor and Acting Chair of the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department at Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with undergraduate students at 2016 ASHA annual convention.

About

The Doctor of Clinical Science program in Medical Speech-Language Pathology is an advanced professional doctorate degree recommended for the student or Speech-Language Pathologist aiming for clinical excellence and leadership as an SLP in settings such as modern primary, tertiary or rehabilitation medical centers, and institutions of higher education. 

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Admission

The admission requirements for the CScD in Speech-Language Pathology includes the completion of a CSD MS/MA degree among other criteria and an interview in which the applicant discusses content knowledge, and several other requirements. 

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Curriculum

The CScD SLP program curriculum and clinical requirements are designed and chosen with the guidance of an advisor so that students can focus their coursework on their determined Plan of Study. 

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the CScD SLP program.

CScD vs. PhD

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