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

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Speech-Language Pathology

This five semester, 60 hour program of studies includes four semesters of on-campus clinical practicum and one semester of off-campus practicum.

Courses addresses normal and abnormal communication processes, assessment, treatment and prevention over the lifespan.

The curriculum emphasizes writing skills and a knowledge and application of research techniques. Students must pass a comprehensive exam. A thesis is not required but is available for students who wish to pursue graduate studies beyond the master’s degree.

The master's of science education program in speech-language pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.

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What Will I Learn?

Lecture and seminar topics include adult neurogenics, articulation, augmentative devices, dysphagia, fluency, language, motor speech disorders and multicultural language issues.

Initial on-campus practica are completed in The Children's Center, The DuBard School or The Speech and Hearing Clinic. Subsequent clinical experiences are obtained with certified Speech-Language Pathologists in the Laurel-Hattiesburg area. The off-campus coordinator arranges final-semester externships.

Students must pass the national examination in Speech-Language Pathology (Praxis II) in order to be eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-S) and state licensure.

Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help

We have an excellent undergraduate program with about 150 undergrad majors, all participating in undergraduate research. Our faculty are at the forefront of their fields, but always make time for students, and often perform research side by side with the students in their classes.


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J.B. George Building 208
102 Kay James Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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