Aug 08, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Nursing and Health Professions


School of Health Professions

The school offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, an MPH/MBA dual degree in conjunction with the College of Business and Economic Development, and an MPH/ANT MA dual degree in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences. Emphasis areas include epidemiology and biostatistics, health education, health policy and administration, and health policy and administration (executive format).

Public Health
  • Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), M.P.H.
  • Public Health (Health Education), M.P.H.
  • Public Health (Health Policy and Administration), M.P.H.
  • Public Health (Health Policy and Administration), M.P.H (Executive)
  • Public Health/Anthropology, M.P.H./M.A.
  • Public Health/Master of Business Administration, M.P.H./M.B.A.

School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practices

Students on the coast have the ability to take courses in these master degree graduate programs:

Required courses: N646, N647, N648, N648L, N650, N627-1*, N627-2*, N627-3*, N628-1*, N628-2*, N628-3*

*online courses taught through a consortium model by the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Students register for the consortium courses at USM and receive credit for the consortium courses at USM.

School of Speech and Hearing Sciences

The School of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers programs leading to the Master of Arts, the Master of Science, and the Doctor of Audiology degrees. Master's degree emphases are in two principal areas: (1) speech-language pathology, and (2) deaf education with a concentration in early oral intervention. The doctoral degree is in audiology.

New graduate students are accepted by the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences in speech-language pathology for the summer and fall semesters only. The deaf education program only accepts students in the summer, and the audiology program only accepts students in the fall. Speech-language pathology students must have regular admission status to register for practicum courses.

Nondegree students are not permitted to register for courses in Speech and Hearing Sciences without permission.

Potential graduate students should refer to other sections of the Bulletin for information regarding admission requirements as set forth by the Graduate School. Regular admission to the master's and doctoral programs is based on previous academic records (GPA), and scores on the Graduate Record Examination. For admission consideration, applicants to the master's program in deaf education or to the doctoral program in audiology must also submit  three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be provided by persons qualified to assess the applicant's readiness for graduate study. The size of a graduate program is limited by accreditation standards; therefore, admission is competitive.

Students who do not qualify for regular admission may be admitted on a conditional basis, if space allows. Conditional students may be required to complete additional coursework for graduation. In addition, a speech-language pathology student whose initial admission is on a conditional or nondegree basis may register for no more than one hour of clinical practicum during any semester of the graduate program. Conditional students whose grade point average is less than 3.0 for the conditional semester of enrollment will be dropped from the program.

The Master of Science (MS) in speech and hearing sciences with a speech-language pathology emphasis requires:

  1. a minimum of fifty four (54) semester hours,
  2. passing a comprehensive examination,
  3. 4 semester hours of on-campus clinical practicum,
  4. 9 semester hours of off-campus clinical practicum,
  5. no fewer than 15 three-semester-hour courses. 

The Master of Arts (MA) degree in speech and hearing sciences with a speech-language pathology emphasis requires:

  1. a minimum of fifty four (54) semester hours,
  2. passing a comprehensive examination,
  3. 4 semester hours of clinical practicum,
  4. 9 semester hours of off-campus clinical practicum,
  5. no fewer than 12 three-semester-hour courses,
  6. a foreign language proficiency,
  7. satisfactory completion of a thesis.

A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation for both the Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees.

The Doctor of Audiology degree requires 9 semesters of clinical practicum, a minimum of 26 three-semester-hour courses, completion of an extern residency, successful completion of a doctoral research project, and the successful completion of the doctoral qualifier and comprehensive examinations. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.

The Master of Science degree in speech and hearing sciences: deaf education is a 14-month (42 semester hours) course of study. All students begin in June and complete the program in July of the following year. All coursework is delivered at an off-campus location: Magnolia Speech School and adjacent Magnolia Home in Jackson, MS. Students are enrolled in concurrent center-based, home-based, or academic-based practicum experiences while matriculating through the course work. Most practicum experiences are currently based in the Jackson area, and final advanced practicum usually occurs out-of-state. The program contains a research component, and students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.