LATEST NEWS  


ADVISING AND PRE-REGISTRATION:
Advising for the Late Spring, Summer and Fall 2016 terms will be March 23 – April 1. Please stop by your academic advisor’s office to sign up for an advising appointment before March 23rd.

NEW VERSION OF THE PRAXIS:
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) recently announced the release of a new version of the Praxis School Psychologist test (5402) which    will be administered beginning in September, 2014. Registration for the new exam will be available July 21.
Praxis School Psychologist Study Companion

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT!
John Schwartz - Clinical 134
John Schwartz, MS, had a remarkable impact on  the community as well as his collaborators during his internship with the McLeod Family Residency Program.  Read about it here!

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GRADUATE STUDIES


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.

ADMISSION DEADLINES:
February 15th for Fall Entry (both programs).  October 15th for Spring Entry (Clinical/Counseling only).

MEET OUR STUDENTS: We offer an M.S. in Applied Psychology degree and a Specialist in School Psychology degree. You can meet our students on the clinical page or the school psychology page!

HISTORY


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.

To view “Through the Years” slideshow click here.

CONTACT US!
Francis Marion University Department of Psychology
PO BOX 100547
Florence, SC 29502
Phone: (843) 661-1641
Email: psychdesk@fmarion.edu