Francis Marion University Graduate Program Reviews

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85%
of students recommend
(3.95 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 13 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NAST
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACEN and NASAD
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 3,947 (3,584 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 72% part-time, 28% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,312 in-state; $20,092 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2002

Hi. CACREP accreditation for a school the gives Masters in Psychology is a MUST today. Why is the school still not accredited? I've moved around and have different LPC licenses and had to go back three times to take classes to full fill licensure requirements. Also since they're not cacrep accredited I had to take the national mental health exam years later, along with the NCE that I had to take in South Carolina right after graduation. If you're in private practice then you must have cacrep accreditation in order to be licensed with some of the major insurance companies. The university has known about this for many years and still has not gotten the accreditation. Highly disappointing.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

Francis Marion University is an amazing school to attend. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Physician Assistant program and I enjoy every moment of learning! Being that I attended Francis Marion University as an undergraduate student, I knew the quality of education that I would be receiving as a graduate student. I knew that when I graduated from this program, I would be very well educated and knowledgeable in my field. One interesting fact about this program is that it is brand new to the school! My cohort is actually the first to matriculate and so we are all learning as we go. Even though this is a new program, I have never doubted the success of myself of fellow students, or the competence of our professors. The class size is small so it enables up to learn in a family-like environment. Small size classes allow for more attentive professor-student relationships. This is especially important when we have questions about coursework that need to be clarified. If there are any students contemplating applying to this program, I would greatly encourage them to do so. It is an amazing experience to be a part of history and representing the outstanding education that this school has to offer. I know for sure that when I begin my clinicals, I will have the information that I need to be an asset to any healthcare environment that I am placed in. Francis Marion University has continued to exceed my expectations and I will be forever grateful for their confidence in me.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a great program to get into, the application process was easy and smooth. The staff are great, very friendly, and extremely helpful.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Will work to make every student successful Con: New Program supported by MUSC
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Francis Marion University's Master of Education in Learning Disabilities provides a rigorous program that prepares their students for excellence in the area of Learning Disabilities. Those who desire to work in this field will find this program to be exciting and helpful. The experienced staff brings helpful knowledge to the classroom which encourages students to strive for success. Francis Marion University’s training and standards adequately prepare their students for careers within and outside of South Carolina.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I think the graduate program is well organized and the staff is helpful and efficient. I do not have any cons. I love Francis Marion University, and this is why I returned for my master's degree.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am extremely pleased with the program because the staff is friendly and willing to assist whenever possible.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The small campus is a pro and a con. It does help with focusing on studies.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Francis Marion is small school providing a good faculty to student ratio.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

There are positives and negatives that come with very small programs. I have come to appreciate the benefits of a smaller university.
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