Delta State University

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Delta State University is a small public
university in Cleveland,
Mississippi. It was started to primarily
train teachers, but has since
grown to include many other studies as
well. With a competitive
academic environment, outstanding faculty,
and one of the best athletic
programs in the state, DSU is proud of the
exciting, well-rounded
experience that it extends to its
students. From the arts to aviation,
freshmen at DSU follow their career dreams
while getting to know
students from around the country and
participating in a variety of
campus life activities.
Admissions
Info

Applicants to Delta State University are
required to have completed the following
high school courses:

  • 4 credits of English
  • 3 credits of math (Algebra I,
    Algebra II, and Geometry)
  • 3 credits of science (with 2 labs)
  • 3 credits of social studies
  • 3 credits of advanced electives
  • ½ credit of computer applications

The following courses, though not
required, are highly recommended:

Additional credits of math, science, and
social studies and one credit of a visual
and performing arts course.
 
Applicants must have graduated from high
school. Freshmen applying to
Delta State are encouraged to first meet
with their recruiter and then
apply. They will need to provide the
school with their high school
transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, and proof
of measles, mumps, and
rubella vaccines. Students transferring
from other accredited
universities are required to have a GPA of
2.0 in their English
Composition, Natural Science, Social or
Behavioral Sciences, College
Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning or higher
math, and Humanities and Fine
Arts courses. The credits for some courses
taken at Mississippi
Community and Junior Colleges will
transfer to Delta State.
Undergraduate
Programs

Delta State University has many
undergraduate programs. Students can
pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of
Fine Arts degree or a Bachelor
of Science degree, including Bachelor of
Science in Education, Nursing,
Interdisciplinary Studies, and Social
Work. In addition, students can
pursue degrees such as Bachelor of
Business Administration, Bachelor of
Science in Social Justice and Criminology,
Bachelor of Music or Music
Education, Bachelor of Commercial
Aviation.
College
Majors

Students at Delta State University can
choose from a wide array of undergraduate
majors and concentrations, including:

  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Communication Studies
  • General Chemistry
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Vocal Performance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Business

Delta State also offers Pre-Professional
Degrees such as Pre-Dentistry,
Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Occupational
Therapy, and
Pre-Engineering.  Other less-common
concentrations include Fashion
Merchandising, Wildlife Management,
Crafts, and Real Estate.
Graduate
Programs

Delta State’s graduate programs include
multiple Master and Doctor of
Education degrees, Master of Science in
Nursing degrees with emphases
including Nurse Educator and Nurse
Practitioner, Master of Business
Administration, Master of Applied Science,
Master of Arts in Teaching,
and Master of Applied Science.
Departments,
Colleges, and Schools

Undergraduate students at Delta State can
choose a major from one of
several colleges and schools including the
College of Arts and
Sciences, the College of Business, the
College of Education and Human
Sciences, and the Robert E. Smith School
of Nursing. 
Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools Commission on Colleges
awards accreditation to Delta State,
enabling them to award
undergraduate and graduate level diplomas
to bachelor’s, master’s,
educational specialist, and doctoral
degree candidates.
Library
System

The Roberts-LaForge Library includes
books, electronic books, and
electronic databases. Students, faculty,
and staff may also take
advantage of the interlibrary loan system.
Athletics

Delta State University participates in
NCAA athletics. Sports for men
include baseball, basketball, football,
golf, soccer, swimming and
diving, and tennis; sports for women
include basketball, cheerleading,
cross country, soccer, softball, swimming
and diving, and tennis. 
Delta State is proud of holding the best
sports record of any
university in Mississippi.
Student
Housing

Freshmen (any student with fewer than 30
college semester hours) not
yet 21 years old and taking at least 12
undergraduate credit hours, are
required to live on campus for a total of
two semesters, or two summer
terms and one semester before they are
eligible to apply for family
housing. If the student is married, has
children, is a veteran, or is
living with his parents/guardian less than
30 miles from campus, he can
request an exemption. Residence halls are
equipped with phone modems and
Ethernet connections, laundry rooms, basic
cable TV services, and more.
Student
Health Services

All students taking at least 12 credit
hours may visit the O.W. Reily
Student Health Center. If
needed, students will be referred to the
Cleveland Medical Clinic for
further treatment.
Financial Aid
and Scholarships

For students needing financial aid and
scholarships, Delta State
University offers several grants and loans
in addition to a federal
work study program and student employment.
They also accept many state
scholarships, including:

  • Critical Needs Teacher
    Loan/Scholarship
  • William Winter Teacher Scholar/Loan
  • Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant
  • Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant
  • Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship
  • Nissan Scholarship
  • Higher Education Legislative Plan
  • Health Care Professions
    Loan/Scholarship for Undergraduates

To apply for federal financial aid fill
out the FAFSA online. Students
who wish to apply for financial aid for
academic achievement must
submit a resume, essay, and their FAFSA.
Scholarships are only awarded
to students admitted to Delta State
University.

General Information

Admission Office

117 Kent Wyatt Hall

Cleveland, MS 38733

(662) 846-4655

(800) 468-6378

Fax: (662) 846-4684

[email protected]

Contact: Debbie Heslep

Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

1003 West Sunflower Road

Cleveland, MS 38733

(662) 846-3000

www.deltastate.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,212

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,212

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 31%

Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 64%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts –
General B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting
B
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking
B
Hospitality
Administration/Management B
Insurance/Risk
Management B
Management
Information Systems B
Marketing
Management B
Office
Management B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism
B

Education
Elementary
Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Mathematics
Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Social
Science Teacher Education B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer
Sciences – General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Foreign
Language & Literature –
General B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing
(RN) B
Speech-Language
Pathology/Audiology B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies B

Mathematics
Mathematics
– General B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry
B

Psychology
Psychology
– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Political
Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B

Transportation & Materials
Moving

Air
Transportation B
Airline
– Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B

Degree levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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the
accuracy of information on this
page. All information is subject
to
change. You should confirm all
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