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Contribute original research to advance knowledge in the communication sciences.

Opportunities abound as you pursue your PhD in Communication Science and Disorders at Pitt. 

This highly personalized program takes scientific inquiry to a new level. Because it is individually tailored and designed to meet your personal and professional goals, it allows you to forge ahead into a variety of topics that relate to human language, speech, voice, swallowing and balance disorders.

You will thrive under the mentorship of highly acclaimed faculty members. Expansive, state-of-the-science labs will connect you with researchers from different disciplines to explore a variety of topics, from computational deglutition to language and the brain. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to grant preparation, journal articles and research funded by prestigious organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Veteran’s Administration and the U.S. Department of Education.


If you are passionate about helping individuals with communications disorders and enjoy collaborating with others to create new scientific knowledge, this is the program for you.


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