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Speech Pathology and Audiology   
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology   
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology serves as professional preparation for clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and/or as preparation for graduate study leading to the Ph.D. degree. The M.S. program provides a broad range of basic science courses and specialized offerings emphasizing all areas of evaluation and treatment in communication disorders. Click Here for More Information.   
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders   
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Communication Sciences and disorders offers students specialization in speech and language pathology, communication science, or audiology.  The doctoral program is designed to provide a formal course of training and advanced research in communication sciences and disorders that produces significant, original contributions to the professional discipline. Click Here for More Information   
Doctor of Audiology   
The Au.D. curriculum was devised with the intention of training future Doctors of Audiology who have a broad range of skills and experiences that will allow them to operate clinically and professionally at an independent and high level.  Special attention has been devoted to the development of courses and clinical experiences that address the competencies required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as other important issues such as family centered intervention, multicultural concerns, team-based service delivery, outcome-driven clinical decision-making across the lifespan, and ethical clinical practice considerations. Click Here for More Information   
Physical Therapy   
Doctor of Physical Therapy   
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) is a clinical entry-level Physical Therapy program that consists of eight semesters (32 continuous months) of full-time didactic coursework and 33 weeks of PT clinical internship.  One hundred eighteen (118) semester hours of course work are required for the degree.  The Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education has accredited the program. Entry is gained following selection based on an application process.  One class per year is accepted with classes beginning in Fall semester. Click Here for More Information   
Physician Assistant Studies   
Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies   

The Physician Assistant Studies (M.H.S.) program prepares the student to enter clinical practice as a Physician Assistant in a variety of clinical settings.  The major aim of the program is to prepare primary care practitioners.   Although the student's undergraduate major is not specified, certain prerequisites are required for admission to the program.  The program consists of 27 continuous months of study and is divided into two components. The first is the Preclinical Component consisting of 15 months of study of basic and clinical medical sciences.  The second is the Clinical Component consisting of 12 months of clinical preceptorships in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology and specialty electives.

One class is accepted each year with classes beginning in mid-May. Application deadline for the program is November 1. Application and program information may be obtained by writing the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, University of South Alabama, HAHN 3124, 307 N University Blvd., Mobile, Alabama 36688, or calling (251) 445-9334. Click Here for More Information

Occupational Therapy   
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy   

The Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy is an entry-level professional program designed to enable the student to develop advanced critical reasoning skills and to prepare the graduate for professional practice in a variety of settings. Graduates will also have the capability of assuming responsibilities in the areas of administration, program development, consultation and research in occupational therapy. Click Here for More Information

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