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Franklin Pierce University

Graduate and Professional Studies

Rindge, NH

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Franklin Pierce University / Graduate and Professional Studies is located in Rindge, NH, in a rural setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Emerging network technologies
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Energy and sustainability studies
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Human resource management
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Physician assistant studies
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Elementary education
(Graduate Certificate) Energy and sustainability studies
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Information technology
Master of Science (MS) Nursing education
(Graduate Certificate) Health administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Health administration
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Physical therapy
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Sports management
Master of Science (MS) Nursing leadership
(Graduate Certificate) Human resource management
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Leadership
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Curriculum and instruction

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 120
Doctoral Degrees 86

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Concentrated original research projects; student teaching; fieldwork and/or internship; leadership project; PRAXIS I and II (for M Ed)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Concentrated original research projects, clinical fieldwork and/or internship, leadership project


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.5, 3 letters of recommendation; competencies in accounting, economics, statistics, and computer skills through life experience or undergraduate coursework (for MBA); certification/e-portfolio, minimum C grade in all education courses (for M Ed); license to practice as RN (for MS)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 80 hours of observation/work in PT settings; completion of anatomy, chemistry, physics, and statistics; minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 61

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 3.52%
Black or African American 2.08%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 2.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 9.76%


Male (38%)
Female (61%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 47
Part-time - 165
Male (68)
Female (144)


Focus of faculty research: Evidence-based practice in sports physical therapy, human resource management in economic crisis, leadership in nursing, innovation in sports facility management, differentiated learning and understanding by design
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 40 University Drive
Rindge, NH  03461-0060
United States
Contact Dr. Maria Altobello
Phone: 603-647-3509
Fax: 603-229-4580

Franklin Pierce University