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Speech and Hearing Sciences (Deaf Education), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 months


Graduate students learn to use current best practices and hearing technologies to develop listening and spoken language in infants, toddlers and young children with hearing loss. Students who complete the degree and pass the PRAXIS exam - Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood (0621/5621) - are eligible to apply to the Mississippi Department of Education for certification and licensure (#209: birth through kindergarten). This program also provides the foundational skills for those graduates working towards certification as Listening and Spoken Language Specialists. Current graduates are successfully teaching in early intervention programs, public schools and private schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • SHS 689 - Practicum in Education of the Deaf
  • SHS 538 - Problems in Academic Subjects for the Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf
  • SHS 718 - Seminar in Psychology of the Deaf and Speech Handicapped
  • SHS 637 - Advanced Clinical Practicum I
  • SHS 655 - Pre-academic Readiness/Early Literacy for DHH

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Application online
  • $60 application fee
  • Official copy of TOEFL score from ETS or IELTS score from testing service
  • Official copy of GRE, GMAT, or MAT score from testing service
  • Official copies of all previous colleges or universities attended
  • Official copies of degree certificates or diplomas for all previous degrees completed
  • Three letters of recommendation (upload to application file)
  • Statement of Purpose (upload to application file)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 14 months.
  • National Applies to you

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 14 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 14 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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