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University of Pittsburgh

Last Modified: 10/31/2018
Communication Science and Disorders Dept
6035 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 (MA, MS) (2018 - 2026)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2025

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2018 - 2026)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2025

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA), Other (BPhil)

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Ireland
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $719,093
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $108,133
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Programs offer minors and certificates. Can also be awarded a BPhil via the Honors College.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
University hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
142

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 75
Part time: 0
Total: 75

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Program Director:
Susan Shaiman, PhD
Clinic Director:
Cheryl Messick, PhD
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $719,093
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $108,133
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
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. Strong focus on evidence based practice.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: csdadmissions@shrs.pitt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 02
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
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 69%
Quantitative reasoning: 50%
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.92 - 4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 298
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 298
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 90
Part time: 0
Total: 90
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
36
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 36
Part-time students: 0
Total: 36
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 70
Part-time students: 0
Total: 70

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 60
Additional Requirements:
Other: Thesis or Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 35
Part time: 0
Total: 35

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

General

Administrative Location:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Program Director:
Catherine Palmer, PhD
Clinic Director:
Elaine Mormer, PhD
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Audiologic assessment
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $719,093
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $108,133
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Unique Features: Clinical training integrated with community medical and educational facilities throughout all years of the program.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: csdadmissions@shrs.pitt.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 02
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Other: Post Baccalaureate pre-requisite courses if UG degree is outside of CSD
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 59%
Quantitative reasoning: 40%
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.81 - 4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 102
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 102
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 56
Part time: 0
Total: 56
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
16
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 14
Part-time students: 0
Total: 14
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 57
Part-time students: 0
Total: 57

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 106
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 13
Part time: 0
Total: 13

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
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
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:
Audiologic assessment
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $719,093
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $108,133
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
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:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: csdadmissions@shrs.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
Other: ASHA CCC-SLP PA License or CF and a Resume
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 3
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 3
Part time: 0
Total: 3
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
None

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
5
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 4
Part-time students: 0
Total: 4

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 99
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2

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
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
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:
Audiologic assessment
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Electrophysiology (otoacoustic emissions, auditory, electrocochleography, intraoperative monitoring)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Swallowing
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 8
Total dollar amount: $719,093
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
State funded research grant(s): 1
Total dollar amount: $108,133
State funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
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:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: csdadmissions@shrs.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: 14
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 14
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 9
Part time: 0
Total: 9
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
Data not available.
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 5
Part-time students: 0
Total: 5
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 21
Part-time students: 0
Total: 21

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 72
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation
Other: Pre-dissertation research project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
7