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

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

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

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

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


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 PsychologyPsychology 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.

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  • -Angela Ables and Denetrice McDonald were awarded the 2013 Ann Mohead Whittle Award.
  • -Samone Rogers and Kristen Williams were awarded the 2013 Psychology Faculty Award.
  • -Delta State University’s Division of Counselor Education and Psychology and Chi Sigma Iota – Delta Sigma Upsilon Chapter sponsored the 32nd F. E. Woodall Conference for the Helping Professions on April 3rd. A record number of 180 helping professionals attended a variety of informative and useful workshops for counselors, social workers, mental health therapists, and marriage and family specialists throughout the state and surrounding areas. Delta State University was honored to have Dr. Bradley Erford, the current president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), as the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Dr. Erford is a professor in the school counseling program of the Education Specialties Department in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. He has authored or edited more than 15 books, published several dozen refereed journal articles, more than 100 book chapters, and ten published tests.
  • -Nakeshia Fipps and Tamara Jackson were awarded the 2012 Ann Mohead Whittle Award.
  • -DeAron Washington was awarded the 2012 Psychology Faculty Award.
  • -DeAron Washington was awarded first place for 2012 Best Research Poster at the Mid-South Psychology Conference in Memphis, TN.
  • -Katherine (Kate) Failing won the NBCC 2011 rural scholarship.
  • -Patricia Busby was awarded the 2011 Ann Mohead Whittle Award.
  • -David Lee McCluskey, Jr. was awarded the 2011 Psychology Faculty Award
  • -Davlon Miller was awarded the 2011 Counselor Education Merit Award.
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
Ewing 343, 662-846-4355
Bryon Pickens, EdD
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Ewing 342, 662-846-4389
Juawice M. McCormick, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, NCSC
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Coordinator of Counselor Education Program
Ewing 340, 662-846-4392
Duane Shuttlesworth, Ph.D.
Associate 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
Ewing 349, 662-846-4365
Jonathan Westfall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ewing 350, 662-846-4308
Sally A. Zengaro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Division Interim Chair
Ewing 337, 662-846-8355


Dr. Sally A. Zengaro