Skip navigation

Graduate Programs

Speech and Hearing Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) - Master's Program Details


On-campus and in-state, off-campus clinical supervisors hold the CCC-S (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology) 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 Speech-Language Pathology is sponsored by the Hattiesburg Sertoma Club and is based on faculty selection of an exceptional student in the graduate program.

Assistantships are assigned by the school director.

Specific Admission Requirements

Application deadline: February 1st for fall semester admission.

Required: A bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders*, transcripts and GRE scores. Letters of recommendation are not required.

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

*Other bachelor’s degree holders must complete the following “leveling-in” courses with no letter grade lower than “B” prior to applying: BSC 104+L, CHE 104+L or PHY 111+L, PSY 360 or DPH 440, SHS 201, SHS 202+L, SHS 221, SHS 301, SHS 302, SHS 306, SHS 313, SHS 411, SHS 421, SHS 431 or 432 and SHS 450.

Other Distinctive Programs

The Speech-language pathology graduate program receives an average of 200 complete applications each year; 25 students are accepted annually.

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

2018 144 148 3.6 3.9
[130-153] [141-158] [2.0-4.0] [3.7-4.0]
2017 144 149 3.7 3.8
[140-150] [140-150] [3.5-4.0] [3.7-4.0]
2016 147 150 3.8 3.9
[138-153] [142-147] [2.0-5.0] [3.5-4.0]