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FACULTY CHANGES!: Dr. Farrah Hughes was named the new department chair as of July 2nd, and Dr. John Hester was promoted to Associate Provost. In addition, Dr. Will Wattles is now the coordinator of the M.S. Clinical/Counseling option. More information about all of the faculty can be found here.
The Department of Psychology, then called the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy, was one of the original academic departments at the founding of Francis Marion College in 1970. There were no plans to offer graduate education at FMU until community mental health practitioners expressed interest in advanced training; as a result, the Departments of Psychology and Sociology began in 1976 to offer a sequence of five applied courses termed the “Paraprofessional Option.” These programs have grown a great deal since 1976; however, small class sizes, close mentorship, and hands-on training remain a priority. Currently, the Department offers a rigorous undergraduate major in Psychology, as well as graduate degrees in Applied Psychology (Clinical/Counseling) and School Psychology.
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Applications for fall 2014 entry into the M.S. in Applied Psychology program (clinical/counseling option) and Specialist in School Psychology program (S.S.P.) are due February 15th. For more information, please browse our website. APPLICATION PACKET
The Psychology Department offers a M.S. degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical/Counseling) and a Specialist in School Psychology degree (S.S.P.). Students in School Psychology earn a Master of Science (M.S.) degree en route to the S.S.P. degree; the School Psychology Option does not offer a terminal M.S. degree. S.S.P. graduates typically go on to become school psychologists and earn LPES licensure in South Carolina. M.S. (clinical/counseling) graduates are eligible to be licensed as LPC’s in South Carolina, and they are employable in a variety of settings.