American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

University of Pittsburgh

Last Modified: 2/18/2014
Dept of Commctn Sci & Dis
4033 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412)383-6540
Fax: (412)383-6555
E-mail Address: csdadmission@shrs.pitt.edu
http://www.shrs.pitt.edu/csd/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2010 - 2018)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2017
Accredited
Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2010 - 2018)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2017

Programs


Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
The program does not offer a multicultural or bilingual emphasis.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 11
Total dollar amount: $1,673,355
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Programs offer minors and certificates
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
129

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 68
Part time: 0
Total: 68

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Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
The program does not offer a multicultural or bilingual emphasis.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 11
Total dollar amount: $1,673,355
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Vast array of clinical education settings & sites (e.g., private practice; early intervention (birth-to-three; PreK); hospitals, SNF, special education schools; numerous medical-based clinical education opportunities, as well
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Barb Vento
E-Mail Address: barbv@pitt.edu
Clinic Director:
Cheryl Messick, PhD.
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Post Baccalaureate pre-requisite courses if UG degree is outside of CSD
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 28-99
Quantitative reasoning: 23-94
GPA:
3.15-4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 413
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 413
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 93
Part time: 0
Total: 93
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 8

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
36
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 35
Part-time students: 0
Total: 35
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 70
Part-time students: 0
Total: 70

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 75
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 32
Part time: 0
Total: 32

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Clinical Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
The program does not offer a multicultural or bilingual emphasis.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 11
Total dollar amount: $1,673,355
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique Features: Clinical training integrated with community medical and educational facilities throughout all years of the program.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Barb Vento
E-Mail Address: barbv@pitt.edu
Clinic Director:
Elaine Mormer, PhD.
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: December 15
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: Post Baccalaureate pre-requisite courses if UG degree is outside of CSD
GRE:
Verbal reasoning: 15-99
Quantitative reasoning: 7-90
GPA:
3.30-4.00
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 151
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 151
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 60
Part time: 0
Total: 60
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 5

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
12
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 12
Part-time students: 0
Total: 12
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 48
Part-time students: 0
Total: 48

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 122
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 12
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 7
Part time: 0
Total: 7

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Clinical Post-Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 11
Total dollar amount: $1,673,355
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique features: Only one of its kind in the United States. The Doctor of Clinical Science 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. The degree prepares clinical leaders in medical speech language pathology for modern medical setting and practices.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Paula Leslie
E-Mail Address: pleslie@pitt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate degree in CSD (post entry-level degree programs)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 4
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 4
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 8
Part-time students: 0
Total: 8

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 157
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3

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Research Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 11
Total dollar amount: $1,673,355
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique Features: The Pittsburgh research community is recognized internatinally as a major leader in medicine, biotechnology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitive neuroscience. Close inter-lab, inter-departmental, and inter-campus affiliations offer students a broad array of exciting research opportunities. Students are provided training/opportunities to participate in the grants process (developing, writing, reviewing) and have had success acquiring grants to support their research.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Connie Tompkins
E-Mail Address: tompkins@pitt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 3
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 10
Part-time students: 0
Total: 10

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
1

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Research Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 11
Total dollar amount: $1,673,355
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique Features: The Pittsburgh research community is recognized internationally as a major leader in medicine, biotechnology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitive neuroscience. Close inter-lab, inter-departmental, and inter-campus affiliations offer students a broad array of exciting research opportunities. Student are provided training/opportunities to participate in the grants process (developing, writing, reviewing) and have had success acquiring grants to support their research.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Connie Tompkins
E-Mail Address: tompkins@pitt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 9
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 9
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 7
Part time: 0
Total: 7
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
Yes: 2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 1
Part-time students: 0
Total: 1
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 14
Part-time students: 0
Total: 14

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
4

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Research Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Distance Education Availability:
Degree program does not offer a distance education option.
Part-time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s) : 11
Total dollar amount: $1,673,355
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded personnel preparation grant(s) : 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique Features: The Pittsburgh research community is recognized internationally as a major leader in medicine, biotechnology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitve neuroscience. Close inter-lab, inter-departmental, and inter-campus affiliations offer students a broad array of exciting research opportunities. Students are provided training/opportunities to participate in the grants process (developing, writing, reviewing) and have had success acquiring grants to support their research.
Minority Serving Institution:
Data not available.
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Connie Tompkins
E-Mail Address: tompkins@pitt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Rolling admissions
Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 0
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 0
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 0
Part time: 0
Total: 0

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
Newly Enrolled:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Research doctoral degrees granted:
Data not available.

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