We invite you to learn more about what makes Rocky Mountain University’s ClinScD SLP program different from other speech-language pathology degree programs. The RMU program focuses on the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are typically not emphasized during master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology, including active use and integration of research and concepts of evidence-based practice, clinical supervision and quality improvement, organizational development, advocacy, ethics, and leadership.
The clinical doctorate is not an entry-level degree for speech-language pathology but rather an emerging optional career path for practicing clinicians and is currently offered at only a few institutions. We expect our graduates to be viewed as individuals with substantial expertise beyond that obtained in a master’s program, making our graduates able to function at a significantly higher level compared to those with an SLP master’s degree. Our graduates go on to work as independent clinician researchers and use their knowledge and skills to create change in their communities and in the profession as a whole.