Mississippi Schools with Graduate Degrees in Speech Pathology

This article provides an overview of four Mississippi schools that offer master's degree programs in communication science/speech and language pathology. Below you will find information on each program and general admission requirements. Schools offering Bilingual and Multicultural Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Jackson State University - Master of Science in Communicative Disorders

Jackson State University offers a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders program that prepares students for preventative, diagnostic, and treatment measures and protocols for children and adults with language and speech disabilities. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. With clinicals held at Central Mississippi Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic and other sites, the completion of this two-year, full-time, speech-language pathology program meets the standard clinical and academic requirements for licensure granted by the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the Standard Educator License Speech Pathologist (Class AA) awarded by the Mississippi State Department of Education.

The Mississippi University for Women - Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Located in Columbus, Mississippi, the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is also accredited by the CAA and requires full-time enrollment in the five-semester program. The program provides academic and clinical training to include the five professional functions students need to master in order to fulfill the requirements for state licensure and national certification. Along with academic and clinical training in evaluation and diagnosis, students will need to show competence in motor, communication, intellectual-cognitive, behavioral-social, and sensory-observational skills.

The University of Mississippi - Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

The University of Mississippi's (Ole Miss) Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the CAA and is designed to meet the academic and clinical requirements that, upon graduating and passing testing requirements like the Praxis II, lead to certification as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) within the state and licensure recognized in most states. Along with the five professional functions, Ole Miss' two-year, full-time, academic and clinical program focuses on nine disorder areas and how to analyze evidence-based clinical approaches to treatment across the spectrum of disorders.

The University of Southern Mississippi - Master of Science in Speech Language-Pathology

The University of Southern Mississippi's Master of Science in Speech Language-Pathology is a two-year program that is accredited by the CAA and has a writing and research focus that trains students in how to apply that research. The lectures and seminars presented in the curriculum cover topics included in the 'big nine' disorder areas: articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, hearing, swallowing, social and cognitive aspects of communication, and communication modalities (as labeled by the ASHA) and, after successful completion of the Praxis II exam, confers eligibility for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-S) and state licensure.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition Per Academic Year (2018-2019)*
Jackson State University Master of Science in Communicative Disorders $7,876
Mississippi University for Women Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology $6,840
University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in-state $8,550
out-of-state $24,504
University of Southern Mississippi Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in-state $8,514
out-of-state $10,514

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Common Admission Requirements for Master's Degree Programs in Speech-Language Pathology

  • GPA: While all four schools require at least a 3.0 minimum GPA for potential admissions, applicants should be aware that graduate admission is competitive and more than one school notes that students admitted to the program had average GPA scores of 3.7 or above.
  • Test Requirements: Applicants should be prepared to submit GRE (Graduate Records Exam) scores that are no older than five years, and international students will need to provide proof of English language proficiency in the form of TOEFL scores or other approved fluency exams.
  • Prerequisites: Applicants with undergraduate degrees, or a combination of undergraduate and graduate degrees, outside of the communication or health sciences should be prepared to complete prerequisite coursework before or after admission to include anatomy and physiology, phonetics, and audiology.

The state of Mississippi offers several accredited graduate programs that offer master's degrees in the communication sciences. These programs are designed to provide the academic and clinical training necessary for students to assess, diagnose, research, and treat speech and language disorders, while also preparing graduates to successfully pass their certification exams and obtain state, and in some cases national, licensure recognition.

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