Graduate Programs at FMU

Accredited Programs in Fields You Love

Whether you’re a college senior, recent graduate, mid-career professional or looking to take your degree a bit further, we encourage you to explore the advantages of earning a Master’s, specialist or doctorate degree from Francis Marion University. All of our Graduate Programs are accredited by their respective discipline-specific accrediting bodies and financial assistance is available for qualified students. See how FMU can take your career to the next level.

At a Glance

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School of Business

  • Nationally accredited by the AACSB, our program is designed for the working professional and includes both self-paced online instruction and in-person classes.

 

  • Our outstanding faculty have ample experience and Ph.D.’s in their respective fields.

 

  • With the goal of stimulating interactive learning and relationship-building, each course is designed by professors who are committed to providing you with an excellent learning experience.

School of Education

  • Thousands of teachers, coaches, principals and administrators began their careers on our campus, and more continue to do so.

 

  • We’re developing new methods, new programs and new processes that will allow us to keep pace with an ever-changing world of education.

 

  • In years past, 100% of our graduates have passed the licensure exams required to teach in South Carolina.

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School of Health Sciences

  • Our program strives to provide the highest quality baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs that educate healthcare professionals from the Pee Dee Region and beyond.

 

  • Faculty in the School of Health Sciences are active in teaching, research, service, and the majority are doctorally prepared.

 

  • Our students are provided with a variety of targeted clinical experiences in many different healthcare environments to expand their understanding of the field.

Department of Psychology

  • Students in the program develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work as professionals in clinical, school, health, and other community settings as scientist practitioners.

 

  • Graduates report that their training occurred in a positive learning environment that recognized and nurtured diversity while emphasizing academic excellence.

 

  • An accreditation of a graduate program in applied psychology insures that we provide training in both the science and practice of psychology that meets the highest national standards.

More Information

Business

M.B.A.

Rolling Admission

M.B.A. HM

Rolling Admission

Education

M.Ed.

Rolling Admission

M.A.T. – LD

Rolling Admission

Health Sciences

M.S.N. Programs (FNP and NE)

Fall/Spring (One week prior to start of classes)

Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate

Fall/Spring (One week prior to start of classes)

DNP – MSN-to-DNP Track

Fall Only

DNP – BSN-to-APRN/DNP Track

Fall Only

Physician Assistant Studies

Fall Admission: January 15th

Speech-Language Pathology

Fall Admission: April 1st

Psychology

M.S.A.P. Program – Clinical/Counseling
Fall Admission: February 15th

M.S.A.P. – ABA Program
Fall Admission: February 15th

School Psychology Program
Fall Admission: February 15th

MBA, MBA - HEM

  1. Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited institutions attended.
  2. An official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) score.
    *At the discretion of the MBA Admission Committee, this GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for applicants with advanced degrees and/or professional qualifications/ certifications (such as CPA, RN). You must contact the Director of the MBA program to request the waiver process. 
  3. At least one, but preferably two or more, letters of recommendation. One letter should discuss your academic abilities.
  4. A personal statement, 500 to 700 words in length, indicating one’s career goals and reasons for seeking admission to the MBA program.
  5. Resume
  6. A Test on English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score for all international applicants for whom English is not their native language. International students must complete additional forms.

MAT, M.Ed

  1. Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited institutions attended.
  2. An official Graduate Records Examination (GRE), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) 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. 
  3. At least two letters of recommendation from professional associates or former professors who can attest to the academic potential of the applicant.
  4. Submit a written statement of your philosophy of education, 300 to 500 words in length. Please include one’s interest and reasons for seeking admission to the Master of Education or Master of Arts in teaching program.

MSN, DNP

  1. Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited institutions attended.
  2. At least three letters of recommendation from professional associates or former professors who can attest to the academic potential of the applicant.
  3. Submit a personal statement, this statement should be 300 to 500 words, indicating your career goals and reasons for seeking admission to the program.
  4. Submit a current resume or curriculum vita (CV).

PA

  1. Submit application and required materials to centralized application service.
  2. Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited institutions attended.
  3. At least three letters of recommendation from professional associates or former professors who can attest to the academic potential of the applicant.
  4. Submit admissions essay, this statement should approximately 500 words.
  5. Submit a current resume or curriculum vita (CV).

SLP

  1. Submit application and required materials to centralized application service.
  2. Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited institutions attended.
    1. Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or undergraduate degree in other related disciplines with satisfied pre-requiste course requirements.
    2. A Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    3. Minimum combined score of 280 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    4. A minimum of 25 to 50 documented clinical observation hours within the scope of practice of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) under the direction of an ASHA certified SLP.
  3. At least three letters of recommendation from professional associates or former professors who can attest to the academic potential of the applicant.
  4. Submit admissions essay
  5. Submit a current resume or curriculum vita (CV).

MSAP, MSAP & SSP, MSAP-ABA

  1. Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited institutions attended.
  2. At least two letters of recommendation from professional associates or former professors who can attest to the academic potential of the applicant.
  3. Submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination taken within the last five years. Only the general test is required; the Psychology subject is not required.
    *We recommend GRE combined scores above 290 with a minimum of 140 on each of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections. 
  4. Submit a current resume or curriculum vita (CV).
  5. Submit a personal statement, 500 to 750 words in length, indicating one’s interests in the intended subject.

If applying to the Clinical/Counseling Psychology program, interviews will be offered to select students. Interview days will be arranged and scheduled by the program coordinator. 

Graduate Program Applications and Instructions are found on the site of the program you wish to enter. Each program has specific admission requirements which are detailed in the description of the program.

Health Sciences Graduate Programs
Business Graduate Programs
Education Graduate Programs
Psychology Graduate Programs

 

Testing Site Information: Provider List

 

To check on the status of your application you can contact the Graduate Office:

Email: graduate@fmarion.edu

Phone: 843-661-1231

 

Once you have completed all admission requirements for your specific program, your packet will be reviewed by the Graduate Advisory Committee for final Admission.

Prospective students may be required to complete additional coursework before the program coordinator/director will submit your packet to the Graduate Advisory Committee.

International students seeking admission to a graduate program are required to submit the following documents in addition to the required documents for their program of interest.

  • Financial Certification – Proof of ability to pay for cost of attendance at the University
  • Transcripts – An official transcript from each college or university attended at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S.A. will need to be certified by the World Education Services (WES).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum scores for admission to the graduate program are:
    • 550 on paper based version
    • 213 on the computer based version
    • 79 on the Internet version

 

Send these items by post to:

Francis Marion University
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 100547
Florence, S.C. 29502-0547

 

To check on the status of your application you can contact the Graduate Office:

Email: graduate@fmarion.edu

Phone: 843-661-1231

 

Each program has specific admission requirements which are detailed in the description of the program.

Contact Us

Email: graduate@fmarion.edu

Phone: 843-661-1231

Francis Marion University
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 100547
Florence, S.C. 29502-0547

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