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Audiology - Doctorate Program Details


On-campus and in-state, off-campus clinical supervisors hold the CCC-A (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensure from The Mississippi Department of Health.

New graduate students attend an annual fall orientation which covers topics that include code of ethics, clinical procedures, scope of practice, HIPAA and conflict resolution.


The Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Audiology is sponsored by the Hattiesburg Sertoma Club and is conferred to that student who achieves the highest qualifying exam score in his/her cohort.

Assistantships are assigned by the school director.

Specific Admission Requirements

Application deadline: February 1st for fall.

Requirements: A Communicative Disorders bachelor’s degree*, transcripts, GRE scores, 3 letters of recommendation and 4 ZeeMee videos ( introduction, a fun fact, specific interests and reason(s) for attending Southern Miss. (Technical support: or )

A minimum TOEFL/iBT of 79 is required as applicable.

*Other bachelor’s degree holders must complete “leveling-in” courses with a letter grade no lower than “B” prior to applying: BSC 104+L, CHE 104+L or PHY 111+L and the following SHS classes: 201, 202+L, 221, 301, 302, 306, 313, 411, 421, 431 or 432 and 450.

Other Distinctive Program Elements

The Audiology graduate program receives an average of 45 complete applications each year; 10 students are accepted annually.

The following are mean GPAs and GRE scores and [ranges] for Audiology graduate students accepted into the program from the three most recent years:

2018 147 147 3.1 3.7
[141-151] [141-154] [2.5-5.0] [3.3-4.0]
2017 145 147 3.3 3.7
[139-151] [142-153] [2.5-4.5] [3.4-3.9]
2016 146 147 3.3 3.6
[142-153] [139-155] [2.0-4.5] [3.4-3.9]