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Welcome to the Division of Counselor Education & Psychology! We offer one undergraduate program (A Bachelors of Arts in Psychology) and two graduate programs (Masters of Education in Counseling; Education Specialist in Counseling).

Use the tabs above to explore our two areas and meet our faculty. We’re also excited to announce our new Applied Psychology of Industry Certificate Program, available to all Bachelors students at Delta State!

A Master of Education degree is available in two areas in the division of Counselor Education.

Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health
Master of Education in School Counseling
Educational Specialist in School Counseling

These degree programs are accredited by CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), a specialized accrediting body that promotes the advancement of quality counselor education programs.

Please visit financial assistance for information of tuition aid and scholarships.

Find out more about graduate programs in this field offered by Delta State.

“I really meant what I said about Delta State University, it is a little jewel among Counselor Education Programs.” —Samuel Gladding, Ph.D.

Delta State University

Counselor Education Program Outcomes

For academic year 2015/16:

11 students graduated in Clinical Mental Health Counseling reflecting a completion rate of 67%.

75% of our students of student who took national certification examinations received certification.

91% of our students were hired into counseling related jobs within 6 months after they graduated.

7 students graduate in School Counseling reflecting a completion rate of 67%.

87% passed the Praxis I and the school counseling Praxis II.

87% were hired into school counseling positions within 6 months after they graduated.

Emphasizing excellence by teaching in a friendly environment and small classes.


The Program for the F. E. Woodall Conference is now available by clicking here!


Counselor Education Honor Society


The Psychology Department offers undergraduate programs leading to a bachelor of art degree or a minor in psychology.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Psychology as a Minor

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Developing skills and knowledge through course work and research.

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The program focuses on research, analytical, and communication skills development. Courses like Learning & Cognition, Abnormal Psychology, Personality, and Behavior Analysis are just a few in the diverse selection offered.
We’re also excited to announce our new Applied Psychology of Industry Certificate Program, available to all Bachelors students at Delta State!

Join Psi Chi and start forming a network on campus! Gain undergraduate professional and research experience.

Current Students: Access This year’s copy of the Student Handbook, and guidelines for requesting letters of recommendation.

Upcoming events are listed below. Previous events are listed for historical record.

Coming Up…

  • Students will be traveling with faculty to the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in March 2017 in Atlanta, GA.
  • The F. E. Woodall Conference will be happening in April 2017! Get tickets using the information below:

Previous Events…

  • F. E. Woodall Conference, April 2016
Mistie Barnes, Ed.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Ewing 341, 662-846-4360
Becky Steed
Senior Secretary
Ewing 335, 662-846-4355
George Beals, Ph.D., LPC-S
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program.
Ewing 343, 662-846-4355
Bryon Pickens, EdD
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Ewing 342, 662-846-4389
 Stephanie Bell, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ewing 344, 662-846-4363
Mary Bess Pannel, Ph. D.
Instructor of Counselor Education
Ewing 340, 662-846-4392
Duane Shuttlesworth, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Ewing 352, 662-846-4361
Catherine Bishop Vincent, MA, LPC, NCC
Counseling Laboratory Director
Ewing 338, 662-846-4364
Temika Simmons, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Coordinator of the Psychology Program.
Ewing 349, 662-846-4365
Jonathan Westfall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Coordinator of the First Year Seminar Program
Ewing 350, 662-846-4308
Sally A. Zengaro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Division Chair
Ewing 337, 662-846-8355
Robert McKinney
Grant Coordinator
Ewing 353, 662-846-4355


Dr. Sally A. Zengaro