Earning a degree in communication science and disorders at the University of Pittsburgh means thoroughly understanding human communication across the life span. Our students actively participate in clinical fieldwork—serving patients from newborns to the elderly—finding new ways to tap the human potential to absorb and express ideas.
We prepare students for careers in universities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools and rehabilitation centers, and private practice.
According to the most recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report, our program in Speech-Language Pathology currently ranks 3rd in the nation, while our Audiology program ranks 7th. No other AuD or SLP program in the state of Pennsylvania outrank those provided by Pitt SHRS.
Our relationship with UPMC and the Center for Assistance Technology (CAT), and a premier network of affiliate health care centers puts our students in clinical settings where they gain valuable work experience and help patients one-on-one.
Our doctoral students benefit from our robust research program. Our highly active and internationally renowned academic and clinical faculties assure teaching, training and mentoring to prepare our students to launch their careers.
The stated or implied mission, goals, and objectives expressed above reflect on-going efforts and forward-looking plans toward further development of the CSD Department and its programs, as reflected in the Department’s Five-Year Business Plan.