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Pitt offers a highly ranked program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) through a Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders.

A speech-language pathologist identifies, helps prevent, diagnoses and treats a wide range of disorders affecting functions such as speech, language, hearing, communication, social interaction and swallowing. Our students actively participate in clinical fieldwork—serving patients from newborns to the elderly. Our graduates also enjoy excellent job opportunities and employment rates (see program outcomes).

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SLP Ranking

Pitt's SLP program is currently ranked 7th in the nation based on the most recent surveys of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. No other SLP program in the state of Pennsylvania outranks the program provided by Pitt SHRS.

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Learn more about the SLP concentration offered through the Department of Communication Science and Disorders.

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View detailed information on admission requirements and application instructions.

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View the SLP program curriculum and clinical requirements. 

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Clinical Education

Learn about the SLP clinical placements throughout the two-year program.


This program housed within the Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) Department at the University of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

  • 7th
    Ranked SLP Program in the US