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SoE Graduate Program - General Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SCHOOL OF EDUCATION GRADUATE PROGRAMS

To be considered for admission as a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree student, an applicant must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a graduate application for admission and pay the non-refundable graduate application fee.

  2. Submit official transcript(s) from accredited institutions, of all undergraduate and graduate work (the undergraduate transcript must show the completion of a bachelor's degree). The academic record should show promise of success as a graduate student.

  3. Submit appropriate recent (within 5 years) test scores on Graduate Record Examination, or the Miller Analogies Test or a passing South Carolina score on the PRAXIS II specialty area (NTE) exam. A copy of a valid South Carolina teaching certificate may be used in lieu of test scores for M.Ed. programs.

  4. Submit two letters of recommendation from professional associates or former professors who can attest to the academic potential of the applicant.

  5. Submit a written statement of your philosophy of education, 300 to 500 words in length. Please include one's interests and reasons for seeking admission to the Master of Education or Master of Arts in Teaching program.

  6. Schedule an interview with the program coordinator or faculty adviser.

  7. Items 1-5 must be submitted in one packet to:

    Graduate Office
    Francis Marion University
    Post Office Box 100547
    Florence, SC 29502-0547

  8. To receive an application or for any questions, please call the Graduate Office at 843-661-1284.

  9. To be guaranteed timely consideration for acceptance into the Master of Education program, all of the above materials must be submitted by:
    Fall Admission: March 15
    Spring Admission: October 15
    * If you are unable to meet the above submission dates, please contact the School of Education 843-661-1460.

  10. Acceptance is on the basis of the evaluation of the applicant's total academic profile.

  11. NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to gather all materials to complete his/her application. Only those completed (with all materials) will be reviewed by the Graduate Council for admission.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE NON-DEGREE STATUS

To be considered for admission as a graduate non-degree student, an applicant must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a graduate application for admission and pay the non-refundable graduate application fee to the Graduate Office.

  2. Submit official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work. The student may submit a copy of a valid teaching certificate or a copy of the college/university diploma in place of the official transcript(s).

  3. All of the above materials must be submitted in one packet to:
    Graduate Office
    Francis Marion University
    PO Box 100547
    Florence, SC 29502-0547

 

Last Published: September 11, 2012 3:53 PM
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