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    University of Southern Mississippi
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health


Michael Forster, Ph.D., Dean
Reneé Drumm, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Trenton E. Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean
M. Kathleen Yadrick, Ph.D., Associate Dean
118 College Drive #5040
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-5253

www.usm.edu/health

Mission

The mission of the College of Health is to create, apply, and transmit expert knowledge, within and across the domains of its constituent disciplines, for the well-being and betterment of individuals, community, state, nation, and world.

Vision

The vision of the College of Health is advancing health and well-being through excellence and innovation in teaching, research and service.

Requirements for Admission

Admission to the College of Health requires applicants to meet minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements as specified by the Graduate School for master's or doctoral study and submit acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A minimum TOEFL/IBT score of 79 is required of all non-English speaking applicants. Applicants must submit at least three (3) letters of recommendation from persons qualified to assess the applicant's readiness for graduate study.

Applicants must also meet all additional requirements for admission to a particular program of study. See the program description for additional admission criteria. The College of Health adheres to the university policies with regard to admission of graduate students on a conditional basis. The university regulations concerning conditional admissions for full or part-time students are stated in this Bulletin under Admission Requirements and Procedures. Members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Requirements for Graduation

In the College of Health, the minimum requirements for the master's and doctoral degrees are determined by the individual graduate programs within the six units. Most programs offer both the thesis and nonthesis option, with the non-clinical doctoral programs mandating a dissertation. All general requirements outlined earlier in this Bulletin must be satisfied for students to progress successfully toward degrees. While it is the student's responsibility to know what the degree requirements are, the major professor may assist the student with requirements of the Graduate School, department, or school. Comprehensive exams are required for graduate degrees. The specific degree program will determine whether the exam will be written or oral or both. Consult the specific degree programs for their requirements. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation. Residency is required for doctoral students.

Certain programs require clinical experiences. Clinical experiences generally require a criminal background check. A felony conviction may disqualify a student from the clinical experience thereby making the student unable to complete the degree. For additional information, contact the academic unit that houses the program.

Integrity Assurance Program (IAP)

All faculty holding Regular or Associate graduate faculty status must complete IAP training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments. All graduate students must complete the training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments the first semester they are enrolled in graduate school. The policy and training information can be found on the following website: http://www.usm.edu/research/research-and-scholarly-integrity-assurance-program

 

School of Kinesiology

Go to information for School of Kinesiology.

Programs

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Go to information for Department of Medical Laboratory Science.

Programs

Master of Science

Department of Nutrition and Food Systems

Go to information for Department of Nutrition and Food Systems.

Programs

Master of Science

Certificate

Department of Public Health

Go to information for Department of Public Health.

Programs

Master of Public Health

School of Social Work

Go to information for School of Social Work.

Programs

Master of Social Work

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Go to information for Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Programs

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Doctor of Audiology

Office of the Dean of Health

Programs

Certificate