Furman University - Master's Degree

Furman University, located in Greenville, South Carolina, in the United States, is an undergraduate liberal arts college offering over 40 areas of study ranging from the humanities to the sciences through its departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences & Mathematics, and the Arts.

  • Average Tuition USD 60,714

School Description

Furman University is the oldest private university in South Carolina – founded in 1826. The University is named for Richard Furman, a clergyman considered the most important Baptist leader before the Civil War. Furman started out as a men’s academy and theological institute; the theological school however broke away from it in 1858 to become the Southern Baptist Seminary. The College was originally located in Edgefield, South Carolina, but changed locations three times before moving to its present location in the beautiful city on Greenville. In 1953.

Furman broke ties with the South Carolina Baptist Convention in 1992 and become an independent institution. Today Furman offers an outstanding academic program, with top-notch faculty. It also offer visual and performing arts programs, NCAA Division I athletics, and a campus environment that fosters empathy for a diversity of ideas and perspectives. Furman University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, master's and education specialist degrees.

Master Programs

  • 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613, USA

    Educational Specialist

    USD 20,048 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613, USA

    Master of Arts in Education

    USD 20,048 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.


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    Forbes (USA) 96
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 53

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.30
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 100
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum SAT 1150
  • Minimum ACT 25


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    Established in 1826


    Furman University’s 750-acre campus has an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails for hiking and biking and an 18-hole golf course.

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        3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613, USA

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          • Testimony
            2007-2011, Bachelor's Degree

            A Furman education gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to make a mark on this world. With an FU degree (and the well-deserved sense of confidence that comes with it), you can rest easier at night. It has SPECTACULAR professors, a gorgeous campus, and it is a very welcoming community as well. I will remember Furman as I advance in my professional career, and I will not hesitate to mention how instrumental their role in my success has been/will continue to be.

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            1976-1980, BS

            Great campus! Great professors! Great students! Plus a golf course!

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            From the days I attended {1958 to 1962} They have made great strides in all social and educational ways.