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University of Southern Mississippi

Last Modified: 9/18/2017
College of Nursing and Health Profession
School of Speech & Hearing Sciences
118 College Dr., #5092
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5092
Phone: (601)266-5218
Fax: (601)266-5224
E-mail Address: edward.goshorn@usm.edu
http://www.usm.edu/shs/

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS, MA) (2016 - 2023)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2022

Accredited

Clinical Entry-Level Doctoral Degree Audiology
CAA Accredited (clinical entry level AuD) (2016 - 2023)
Next Accreditation Review: February 2022

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
Yes
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Balance
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Language: normal processes, disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
Other: There is no application process for students seeking a CSD UG degree (except that they must have a minimum 2.75 GPA).

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
228

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 91
Part time: 0
Total: 91

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health
Program Director:
EDWARD L GOSHORN
Clinic Director:
Lynn Boardman, M.S., CCC-SLP; AMY ROSONET, MS, CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Balance
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Language: normal processes, disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: DR. STEVE CLOUD
E-Mail Address: STEVEN.CLOUD@USM.EDU
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application deadline for Summer admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 149
Quantitative reasoning: 144
Analytical writing: 3.7
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.8 - 4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 155
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 155
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 44
Part time: 0
Total: 44
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
8

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 31
Part-time students: 0
Total: 31
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 53
Part-time students: 0
Total: 53

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 54
Additional Requirements:
Other: Pass of Praxis II
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 5
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 25
Part time: 0
Total: 25

Clinical Entry Level Doctoral Degree in Audiology - Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health
Program Director:
EDWARD L GOSHORN
Clinic Director:
Kim Ward, Au.D, CCC-A
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Balance
Hearing:normal processes, disorders
Pediatric audiology
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Language: normal processes, disorders
General to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Literacy
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Name: Leelen Terrio
E-Mail Address: lee.terrio@usm.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 148
Quantitative reasoning: 147
Analytical writing: 3.2
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.4 - 4.0
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 50
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 50
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 27
Part time: 0
Total: 27
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
1

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
10
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 10
Part-time students: 0
Total: 10
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 26
Part-time students: 0
Total: 26

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 123
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: Qualifying Exam
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 11
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 9
Part time: 0
Total: 9