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University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 28, 2024
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication Science and Disorders - Audiology Concentration, MA/MS

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Program Requirements

Clinical Practicum

Clinical practicum requirements are met through the Audiology Network and Outplacements clinical rotations.   These experiences include varied settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers,  specialty clinics,  private practices, schools for the Deaf, and public schools. 


All students must complete the proseminar requirement, which consists of attending a specified number of scientific and professional presentations that have relevance to communication science and disorders.



Comprehensive Exam for MA

All students in the Master of Arts program are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination in the spring of their second year.  The comprehensive examination assesses students’ ability to think critically, to communicate their thoughts in oral form, and to demonstrate their grasp of the major academic and clinical content provided in their graduate program. Requirements for passing the comprehensive examination are provided in the Academic Handbook.

Students seeking the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree must complete a second comprehensive examination which includes a written and oral component.  Details about that comprehensive examination can be found in the section on the AuD degree.


Thesis Option for Master of Science (MS) degrees

Students pursuing the Master of Science degree in audiology must successfully complete a thesis project.  Thesis students will have an examining committee of at least three University of Pittsburgh faculty members (including the research director, who serves as chair).

Additional requirements are outlined in the academic handbook, which is distributed to students at the beginning of their academic programs.

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