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Welcome to the website of the Delta State University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The Department offers pre-professional instruction leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum is devised to bestow the student with an abundant knowledge of the normal processes of speech, language, hearing, and related functions. Graduates of the program are academically and clinically prepared for graduate-level study in speech-language pathology or related disciplines such as audiology, linguistics, special education, and psychology.

Our faculty are clinically certified and licensed in the State of Mississippi and our full time faculty members hold the national certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. The expertise and experiences of the faculty encompasses the breadth of communication disorders. The Department is located in the College of Arts and Sciences in Kethley Hall on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Whether your goals are to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology, a related area, or become a speech-language pathology assistant, you will find the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences to be a student-centered program. Our faculty is committed to providing each student with the resources and skills they need to be successful while matriculating through the program. Students majoring in speech and hearing sciences are advised in a one-on-one appointment prior to registration each semester and faculty utilizes an open door policy throughout the academic semesters. It is due to this level of commitment that the department has a reputation of being student-friendly.

In closing, speech-language pathology is an amazing profession filled with an array of opportunities. Speech-language pathologists are employed in various settings. Due to several factors, employment of speech-language pathologists and audiologists is expected to grow rapidly resulting in greater demand. At Delta State you will be surrounded by supportive faculty who want you to succeed. We would be thrilled to speak with you in more detail about our program at Delta State University and the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Feel free to contact us at (662) 846-4110.


The Mission of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is to provide undergraduate students with adequate academic and clinical preparation for entry into a graduate program in speech-language pathology, audiology, or other related disciplines. The department further strives to produce competent, compassionate, and ethical graduates who will graduate with a commitment to learning and an interest in the multifarious processes of communication and communication disorders.

Career Opportunities

Some employment settings where speech-language pathologists work include the following:

  • Public & Private Schools
  • Centers for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health care
  • State & federal government agencies
  • State & local health departments
  • Private practice

Common Characteristics of SHS Students

  • Interest in helping others
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Motivation to learn
  • Initiative and Perseverance
  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Frequently Asked Questions

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Please feel free to visit our department or call us if you are interested in obtaining more information. The Department is located in Suite B, on the first floor of Kethley Hall.
Or you may call at (662) 846-4110.
We look forward to hearing from you!