The two main pros of attending Mercyhurst are the quality of instructors and the affordability. I know from my graduate school research and from my classes that these professors are on par with the faculty at the "more prestigious" schools. They have pushed us past our breaking points and showed us exactly what will be demanded from us in the intelligence community. All of this comes at a price anywhere from half to a quarter of what other schools require in tuition. There is no better bang for your buck than Mercyhurst.
The only drawback is that it is not located in the D.C. area, which is the hub of the intelligence community; however, this allows for the cost of living to be significantly reduced. Also, if you are committed to the work, you do not have too many distractions waiting around for you.
out of 5.0
Overall Mercyhurst's M.S. program in Biological and Forensic Anthropology is great. Pros: hands on experience with active forensic cases, extensive fragmentary osteological collection, multiple D-ABFA certified faculty members. Cons: department is a bit disorganized, the university recently eliminated a lot of graduate financial support.
out of 5.0
Good school, good professors, the degree is not getting me a better job though.
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