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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 25, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Medical Speech-Language Pathology, CScD

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Degree Requirements and Curriculum

All students enrolled in the Post Masters CScD program are required to complete 87 credits. Eight credits of advanced standing toward CSD 2520 will be awarded to those entering the program with their Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Courses are chosen with the advisor and a Plan of Study will be developed to design an in-depth program of study taking into account the student’s previous academic preparation and experience.

Please note that you will have required classes each Summer term in the program.  Most of our courses are only offered once per academic year.  If a student fails to successfully complete a course, the student must retake the course the next academic year.  Furthermore, this may also prevent the student from registering for the advanced-level courses and delay the date of graduation.


Comprehensive Examinations

Students in the CScD program are required to successfully complete oral and written comprehensive examinations. These are cumulative examinations covering the core clinical sciences and theoretical basis supporting diagnosis and intervention. Students are required to be engaged in clinical practice throughout their program. Students are also required to demonstrate clinical decision-making and clinical practice knowledge and skills using principles of evidence-based practice.

Academic Standards

In addition to following University-wide academic rules and regulations as detailed in the General Academic Regulations section of this bulletin, the CScD program is regulated by the SHRS Academic Standards, as well as the departmental Student Handbook on Academic and Clinical Requirements.

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