Internet Explorer is not supported.

Please use Edge or another browser to view this website.

Looking for the Path to Success? You're in the right place.

We've hand-picked these particular programs from across the University's many offerings because they are designed specifically to meet the unique needs of busy adults. With more than 65 top-notch academic programs offered in four Georgia locations outside of business hours (including online), Mercer provides the flexibility and opportunities that you need. And we make sure that, in every program and every class, you gain the knowledge and experience you need to build an even better future for yourself.
Find Your Fit
Accounting, B.B.A.*
Biomedical Engineering, M.S.E.
Business Analytics, M.S.*
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.^
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.^
Combined Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S./Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Combined Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Accountancy (MAcc)*
Combined Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Divinity (M.Div.)*
Combined Organizational Leadership, M.S./Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Communication, B.A.
Computer Engineering, M.S.E.
Counselor Education and Supervision, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership, M.S.
Criminal Justice Leadership, B.S.
Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D.
Early Childhood Education, Ed.S.
Early Childhood Education, M.A.T.
Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.
Early Childhood/Special Education, B.S.Ed.
Early Learning and Development, B.S.Ed.
Educational Leadership (P-12), M.Ed.
Educational Leadership, Ed.S.
Educational Leadership, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering, M.S.E.
Engineering Management, M.S.E.
Environmental Engineering, M.S.E.
Environmental Systems, M.S.
Evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Atlanta*
Evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Macon*
General Business, B.B.A.*
Health Care Master of Business Administration (MBA)*
Health Informatics Graduate Certificate
Health Informatics, M.S.
Healthcare Leadership, B.S.
Higher Education Leadership, M.Ed.
Homeland Security and Emergency Management, B.S.
Human Resource Management, B.B.A.*
Human Resources Admininstration and Development, B.S.
Human Services, B.S.
Human Services, M.S.
Independent and Charter School Leadership, M.Ed.
Informatics, B.S.
Innovation Master of Business Administration (MBA)*
Liberal Studies, B.A.
Management, B.B.A.*
Marketing, B.B.A.*
Master of Accountancy (MAcc)*
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.)
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Mechanical Engineering, M.S.E.
Middle Grades Education, B.S.Ed.
Middle Grades Education, M.A.T.
Middle Grades Education, M.Ed.
Non-degree, Graduate Autism Endorsement
Non-degree, Graduate Early Childhood (K-5) Math Endorsement
Non-degree, Graduate Early Childhood Education Certification Only
Non-degree, Graduate Educational Leadership Certification Only
Non-degree, Graduate English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
Non-degree, Graduate Middle Grades Education Certification Only
Non-degree, Graduate Reading Endorsement
Non-degree, Graduate Secondary Education Certification Only
Non-degree, Graduate STEM Endorsement
Non-degree, Undergraduate Early Childhood/Special Education Certification Only
Non-degree, Undergraduate General Education
Non-degree, Undergraduate Middle Grades Education Certification Only
Non-degree, Undergraduate Pre-Nursing
Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)*
Organizational Leadership, B.S.
Organizational Leadership, M.S. – Healthcare Leadership
Organizational Leadership, M.S. – Nonprofit Leadership
Organizational Leadership, M.S. – Organizational Development and Change
Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Innovation*
Psychology, B.S.
School Counseling, M.S.
Secondary Education – STEM, M.A.T.
Secondary Education, M.A.T
Secondary Education, M.Ed.
Software Engineering, M.S.E.
Software Systems, M.S.
Teacher Leadership, Ed.S.
Technical Communication Management, M.S.
Technical Management, M.S.
Load More
Stetson School of Business and Economics
Accounting, B.B.A.*

Build a solid academic foundation in preparation for a successful career in the accounting profession, whether in public accounting firms, government, corporations, or as an independent certified public accountant (CPA). Accountants often are required to hold a CPA designation, and Mercer graduates have a successful track record in obtaining this certification.

*AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

School of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, M.S.E.

Mercer’s Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering blends traditional engineering topics with a special aim toward modern medical application, emphasizing biomedical instrumentation, computational fluid dynamics, and biomechanics. This program is offered on the Macon campus with classes meeting in the evening.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Business Analytics, M.S.*

Big data is big business. Earn the degree that puts you in high demand. Companies are seeking highly-skilled individuals who have a knack for thinking analytically and have mastered the ability to convert data into information that will guide decision-making. If this sounds like the career path for you, we’ve got the tools you need to take purposeful steps toward establishing yourself as a valuable leader in the business world. This program is offered in a hybrid format that combines online meetings and Saturday classes on the Atlanta campus. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Penfield College
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.^

Mercer's M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professionals in this field to work with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with a variety of life stresses and problems, including: self-esteem, addiction/substance abuse, age-related mental health issues, depression, and other emotional or behavioral issues. This program prepares individuals for licensure in Georgia and includes an intensive internship experience through client interaction under supervision. ^This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an organization that accredits master’s and doctoral degree counseling programs offered by colleges and universities both in the United States and around the world.

Penfield College
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.^

Mercer's M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling prepares candidates to provide rehabilitation services aimed at helping individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential. This program empowers individuals to make informed choices, to help individuals achieve positive mental health, and to maximize opportunities for economic independence. ^This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an organization that accredits master’s and doctoral degree counseling programs offered by colleges and universities both in the United States and around the world.

McAfee School of Theology, Penfield College
Combined Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S./Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

The Combined Master of Divinity and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is for students seeking to pursue leadership in religious settings with skills both in theology and counseling and who would like to seek licensure as a professional counselor. The combined degree prepares students to meet the increasing demand on ministers and other church personnel to attend to the mental, emotional, and relational needs of their members in addition to their spiritual needs.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Combined Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Accountancy (MAcc)*

What’s better than one business degree? Two business degrees. In today’s competitive job climate, it’s important to set yourself apart from your competitors. Mercer’s Combined MBA/MAcc degree program allows students to minimize time and financial investment to earn both degrees simultaneously. The Combined MBA/MAcc degree meets the course requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA exam and for CPA licensure in the State of Georgia. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

McAfee School of Theology, Stetson School of Business and Economics
Combined Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Divinity (M.Div.)*

The Combined MBA/M.Div. degree is designed for qualified students who seek career advantages in both preparing for the management of human, material, and financial resources, as well as attaining theological training for ministers and other servant leaders. This unique program integrates a foundation of business administration into the local church or ministry setting. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

McAfee School of Theology, Penfield College
Combined Organizational Leadership, M.S./Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

The Combined Master of Divinity and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is designed to incorporate advanced theological training with leadership and organizational studies, providing students with the essential knowledge for ministry, as well as the tools and best practices they will need in order to excel in today’s complex organizations. The combined program provides every student with opportunities for personal spiritual formation and development, as well as practical experience in his or her chosen field of ministry.

Penfield College
Communication, B.A.

Effective communication is essential to the success of every sector and industry. Gain a better understanding of organizational structure, group dynamics, and human interaction across a variety of contexts. This program provides a broad-based understanding of the process of communication, which includes: communication and society, communication and the person, and organizational communication.

School of Engineering
Computer Engineering, M.S.E.

Mercer’s Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Computer Engineering covers a wide range of subjects necessary to design and maintain embedded computer systems used in cars, airplanes, robots, toys, kitchen appliances and more. Courses focus on the development of knowledge and skills in software engineering, hardware design, electronic interfacing, computer networks for distributed systems, and computer architecture. This program is offered on the Macon campus with classes meeting in the evening.

Penfield College
Counselor Education and Supervision, Ph.D.

Mercer's Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares professionals as practitioners, consultants, counselor educators, supervisors, and researchers. Students learn to examine critically the state of the field, to generate research inquiries, and to advance the profession of counseling through oral and written contributions. This degree is awarded to those who demonstrate a mastery of their field and who complete and defend a dissertation.

Penfield College
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership, M.S.

Mercer’s M.S. in Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership equips and positions you to meet and exceed rising professional expectations through coursework that covers a broad spectrum of converging challenges. The program places emphasis on excellence in leadership practices, effective cooperation, ethical behavior, critical thinking, and consolidated public service. This degree program is available fully online.

Penfield College
Criminal Justice Leadership, B.S.

Mercer's B.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership is designed to develop in students the ability to think critically, make ethical decisions, and behave ethically and professionally within the field of criminal justice. Graduates of this program are able to demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of the philosophical, theoretical, and structural aspects of the criminal justice system.

Tift College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to prepare transforming curriculum and instructional leaders for local, state, and national levels. The program focuses on societal changes that are placing an ever-increasing emphasis upon the evolving role of the professional educator. The program is designed for working professionals with at least three years of experience and master’s level certification, and who hold a passion for transformative education. Completion of the program and a passing score on the GACE Content Assessment for Curriculum and Instruction will lead to eligibility for a Level 7 Service certificate upgrade. Hybrid classes incorporate online learning with three weekend, face-to-face meetings per semester on the Atlanta campus.

Tift College of Education
Early Childhood Education, Ed.S.

The Specialist in Education in Early Childhood Education is a fully online program designed for those who are currently certified at the master’s level and who are seeking the opportunity to grow and develop professionally as transforming educators. Throughout the program, students will gain a greater depth of knowledge relating to issues of diversity, curriculum assessment and development, theory and research, and pedagogy. Students will also develop expertise in written and oral communication skills, which will prepare them to advocate more effectively for young children, their families, and the community. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Early Childhood Education, M.A.T.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Early Childhood Education is intended for those who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking initial certification at the master's level. The program is designed to offer a comprehensive study of the specialized skills and knowledge needed to teach and support young children in grades Pre-K through 5. The program offers a wide scope of course content that focuses on theoretical and pedagogical issues while incorporating research, assessment, and technology integration. Diverse field experiences throughout the program help to prepare teachers to support the diverse needs of young students. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Early Childhood program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of currently certified educators in grades preK-5, and focuses on leadership development, advocacy for all learners, best practices in pedagogy, and applied research skills. Upon completion of the program, educators with a Level 4 certification in Early Childhood will be eligible to upgrade their teaching certificate to a master's level (Level 5) by the Georgia Professional Standards Committee. This hybrid program offers courses in Atlanta and online. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Early Childhood/Special Education, B.S.Ed.

The Early Childhood/Special Education General Program at Mercer University offers an academic perspective to the candidate who values the individual and authentic worth of the young child through the inclusive lens of the general education classroom. Having completed this program of study, the candidate will become a transforming educator and a reflective professional who advocates for the needs and rights of the young child, while collaborating and establishing partnerships with parents, schools, and communities. This program is offered predominantly in class in the evenings, but does integrate hybrid and online learning opportunities. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Early Learning and Development, B.S.Ed.

The Bachelor of Science in Education, with a major in Early Learning and Development, is a non-certification degree without GACE requirements. Designed for individuals who wish to teach in preschool or child care centers with children from birth to five years of age, this program prepares students to pursue different opportunities in the field, from operating a childcare center to managing an early childcare agency. (This program does not lead to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Educational Leadership (P-12), M.Ed.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership prepares individuals for Tier One Educational Leadership Certification in Georgia. Students learn to become transformational leaders and will be eligible for leadership positions at the level of Assistant Principal or below within the building, or any leadership position at the district level that does not supervise principals. The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is offered in a 50/50 hybrid format at our Atlanta, Macon and Henry County locations. Students will alternate between in-class meetings and on-site, clinical practice hours at their own schools. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Educational Leadership, Ed.S.

The Tier Two, Ed.S. in Educational Leadership is designed to meet the growing demand for highly-skilled school leaders in Georgia. The program prepares dynamic leaders to take the next step in their professional development, while becoming transformational leaders for Georgia's schools and communities. The specialist degree in Educational Leadership is aligned with the latest national standards in educational leadership, as established by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and in accordance with the standards established by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). The Ed.S. in Educational Leadership is offered in a 50/50 hybrid format at our Atlanta, Henry County, and Macon locations. Students will alternate between in-class meetings and on-site, clinical practice hours at their own schools. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Educational Leadership, Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Educational Leadership promotes the acquisition and development of skills, values, and motivation for growth in leadership positions, thereby improving the entire educational segment of society. The program was designed to provide candidates with a solid blend of educational theory, research, and practice. The Ph.D. in Educational Leadership offers two tracks, allowing candidates to choose a specialization in Higher Education Leadership or P-12 School Leadership. Hybrid classes incorporate online learning with three weekend, face-to-face meetings per semester on the Atlanta campus.

School of Engineering
Electrical Engineering, M.S.E.

Mercer’s Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Electrical Engineering prepares students to apply mathematics and computational tools to a variety of problems. Areas of study include electronic circuits, communication systems, digital computer systems, electromagnetics, digital signal processing, and many others. This program is offered on the Macon campus with classes meeting in the evening.

School of Engineering
Engineering Management, M.S.E.

Mercer’s Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Engineering Management builds upon foundational engineering knowledge to prepare individuals to successfully fulfill supervisory and managerial needs in a technological environment. Offered on the Macon campus with classes meeting in the evening, this program combines the concepts of management and business administration with the technical expertise developed in engineering, mathematics, and the quantitative sciences.

School of Engineering
Environmental Engineering, M.S.E.

Mercer’s Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Engineering emphasizes biotechnology and remediation, water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, and air quality to develop solutions to environmental problems through efforts that improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control. This program is offered on the Macon campus with classes meeting in the evening.

School of Engineering
Environmental Systems, M.S.

Mercer’s M.S. in Environmental Systems covers content areas in epidemiology and toxicology, water quality issues, solid and hazardous wastes, and air quality to facilitate solutions to problems that arise as life interacts with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. This program is offered on the Macon campus with classes meeting in the evening.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Atlanta*

Cultivate advanced expertise in business theory by night. Apply new knowledge and skills that impact your work by day. Immerse yourself in a small-class, highly interactive learning environment where students and faculty alike bring diverse real-world experience to the academic conversation, and prepare to take your career to the next level. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Macon*

Cultivate advanced expertise in business theory by night. Apply new knowledge and skills that impact your work by day. Immerse yourself in a small-class, highly interactive learning environment where students and faculty alike bring diverse real-world experience to the academic conversation, and prepare to take your career to the next level. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
General Business, B.B.A.*

If you’re looking for a more holistic course of study in business that can be tailored to suit your needs, then the BBA in General Business (also known as the Personal Portfolio of Study) is right for you. This major allows you to design your own academic track by choosing upper-level courses in popular business concentrations. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Health Care Master of Business Administration (MBA)*

The Mercer Health Care MBA provides students with essential tools to better understand the connections between health care and business in order to advance their careers as health care managers. Discover new opportunities and prepare for a higher level of performance to improve health care in Georgia and beyond. The Health Care MBA is a one-year weekend cohort program. Classes meet on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Penfield College
Health Informatics Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics familiarizes students with a unique blend of healthcare and data management, providing a competitive advantage in two very distinctive, but intertwined career fields. The program can be completed within four courses, allowing professionals to remain productive at work while obtaining the educational requirements needed for certification.

Penfield College
Health Informatics, M.S.

Health informatics focuses on the application of information technology to deliver effective, efficient, and sustainable healthcare services. Through the M.S. in Health Informatics program, you will develop professional knowledge and skills in the following areas: electronic data interchange (EDI) technologies, interoperability standards, risk assessment, clinical decision support systems (CDSS), tele-health, healthcare software requirements specification, systems analysis, and design. This program is available fully online.

Penfield College
Healthcare Leadership, B.S.

Explore and become a part of the growing healthcare management field through Mercer's B.S. in Healthcare Leadership, which features a multidisciplinary curriculum and valuable, hands-on training. This program is ideal for mid-career adult learners who are interested in translating their leadership skills in the healthcare arena, or for healthcare professionals who are interested in pursuing leadership positions within their organization.

Tift College of Education
Higher Education Leadership, M.Ed.

The Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership prepares candidates to assume entry or mid-level leadership responsibilities in a variety of professional areas including: admissions and enrollment management, student affairs, advising, diversity, alumni relations and development, finance, human resources, facilities, and athletics. The program's purpose is to develop transformational leaders who possess a strong understanding - grounded in leadership theory. This program is offered predominantly in class in the evenings, but does integrate hybrid and online learning opportunities.

Penfield College
Homeland Security and Emergency Management, B.S.

Designed with a strong foundation of knowledge regarding current issues facing various public safety entities, Mercer's B.S. in Homeland Security and Emergency Management aims to develop students’ leadership skills and abilities to communicate effectively and efficiently in various high-risk situations. Students enrolled in this program will answer the call of global threats to public safety, focusing on the management aspect of this field (such as organizing and pre-planning for manmade and natural disasters).

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Human Resource Management, B.B.A.*

Study modern personnel function and obtain the critical knowledge and skill set necessary to successfully develop the human resources of organizations. Foster your expertise in recruitment, employee benefits, safety management, and collective bargaining in preparation to effectively build and grow an organization's most important asset: its people. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Penfield College
Human Resources Admininstration and Development, B.S.

Designed to offer students a career path in human resources in such workplaces as government, nonprofit agencies, corporate organizations, health care facilities, and adult educational institutions, Mercer's B.S. in Human Resources Administration and Development will ground student learning with an understanding of human behavior as related to work. Choose from two specialized concentrations in Administration or Training and Development.

Penfield College
Human Services, B.S.

Mercer’s B.S. in Human Services prepares professionals to seek service roles in their communities with the skills and knowledge for making a difference, helping others to lead lives that have meaning and purpose. The human services professional is dedicated to the goal of helping clients become self-sufficient through teaching problem-solving, using case management skills, and using client-centered mental health practices.

Penfield College
Human Services, M.S.

Mercer's M.S. in Human Services is designed for professionals who currently hold staff positions and are ready for leadership positions or are seeking a career in the human services field. Students focus on closing the gap between individuals, communities, and resources to improve healthcare. The program offers two concentrations in Gerontology Services and Child and Adolescent Services, providing the choice to specialize in either area of expertise.

Tift College of Education
Independent and Charter School Leadership, M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Independent and Charter School Leadership provides a tailored opportunity for potential leaders to prepare themselves specifically to lead in the unique environments of independent and charter schools. This program is designed for current leaders or for those seeking advancement to a leadership position and for those who are seeking a career in the independent or charter school setting. Using an online/weekend hybrid model, students meet three Saturdays face-to-face on our Atlanta campus each term, with the rest of the coursework completed online. (This program does not lead to certification or certification upgrade.)

Penfield College
Informatics, B.S.

Mercer's B.S. in Informatics combines solid grounding in computer programming and statistics with study of human factors, and the ethical and social science aspects of complex information systems. Students will gain a strong foundation of the knowledge necessary to design and develop data-driven and human-centered systems, and to evaluate the next generation of information technology tools for different disciplines.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Innovation Master of Business Administration (MBA)*

Innovation is the ultimate source of business change and profit. Mercer’s Innovation MBA provides students with a foundation in essential business disciplines (economics, marketing, finance, management, accounting, and law and ethics) as well as a series of specialized courses in business innovation. The innovation curriculum includes idea and product generation, supply chain management, negotiation, and the launch of a new project. The Innovation MBA is a one-year weekend cohort program. Classes meet on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Penfield College
Liberal Studies, B.A.

A self-designed degree program tailored for students who want a bachelor's degree based upon a strong liberal arts foundation, Mercer's B.A. in Liberal Studies provides each student the opportunity to design a degree program that is both professionally relevant and intellectually challenging. Using an interdisciplinary model of learning, students increase their ability to read and think critically, and to write and communicate effectively – essential competencies in today’s workplace.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Management, B.B.A.*

Mercer’s B.B.A. in Management prepares students to lead, organize, plan, and monitor performance of the workplace, encouraging positive growth and continued success within any organization. Develop the analytical, interpersonal, collaborative, and motivational skills that will set you apart as an influential business manager who delivers results. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Marketing, B.B.A.*

Ever wonder what goes into brand management and how companies successfully connect target audiences with their products or services? With Mercer's B.B.A. in Marketing, you can master the skills needed to thrive in a crucial business function for any organization, and set yourself apart as a sought-after marketing strategist who delivers results. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Master of Accountancy (MAcc)*

Make yourself a more valuable asset. The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is designed to prepare students for careers in accounting by providing an in-depth study in the basic areas of the field. The program’s electives allow students to specialize in public or international accounting. This degree program fulfills requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA exam and for CPA licensure in the State of Georgia. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

McAfee School of Theology
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.)

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a professional credential designed to prepare women and men for competent leadership in specialized ministries in their faith communities. This program is ideal for bi-vocational and part-time ministers, ministers with undergraduate ministerial education, lay leaders, and professionals from other disciplines seeking to broaden their competencies. Develop the general theological understanding required as a basis for local church ministries and nurture the practical abilities and skills needed in that setting.

McAfee School of Theology
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is the professional degree for theological schools and seminaries. Its purpose is to prepare persons for ordained ministry and for general pastoral and religious leadership in congregations and other settings. The M.Div. is structured to give students the foundational tools for ministry, whatever that ministry might ultimately be.

College of Health Professions
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Mercer's Master of Public Health (MPH) program offers students a rewarding opportunity to help reduce health disparities and to improve the quality of life for families and communities. Graduates of Mercer's MPH program become leaders who meet the growing challenges of protecting the public's health and preventing the spread of disease. Public health professionals have rewarding careers that offer great personal fulfillment by serving others in local, national, and international communities.

School of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, M.S.E.

Mercer’s Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering focuses on mechanics, thermal sciences, and materials to design machines and solve problems that require intensive application of mathematics and computational tools. This program is offered on the Macon campus with classes meeting in the evening.

Tift College of Education
Middle Grades Education, B.S.Ed.

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree, with a major in Middle Grades Education, is designed for individuals who wish to be certified to teach children from middle level grades. Students are prepared to become middle level educators who can effectively facilitate learning, while enabling the transformation of middle level students, a group of unique and diverse individuals transitioning from childhood to adolescence. This program is offered predominantly in class in the evenings, but does integrate hybrid and online learning opportunities. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Middle Grades Education, M.A.T.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Middle Grades Education is intended for those who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking initial certification at the master's level. The program is designed to offer a comprehensive study of the specialized skills needed to teach and support students in grades 4-8. The program offers a wide scope of course content that focuses on theoretical and pedagogical issues while incorporating research, assessment, and technology integration. Diverse field experiences throughout the program help to prepare teachers to support the diverse needs of students. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Middle Grades Education, M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education program is designed to meet the needs of teachers in grades 4-8. Completion of the planned program (including the prerequisite Level 4 certificate in MGE) leads to eligibility for master's level certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program offers a wide scope of advanced course content intended to expand the knowledge and skills of certified teachers and focuses on leadership development, advocacy for all learners, best practices in pedagogy, and applied research skills. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate Autism Endorsement

Endorsements are training for certified teachers who want to add expertise in specific areas. Students who hold a master's degree in an approved content area from a regionally-accredited institution may apply for an endorsement program. The Autism Endorsement is available to certified teachers who hold a valid Level 4 teaching certificate. This endorsement will provide the certified teacher with knowledge and competencies to work with students on the autism spectrum. Endorsement courses are fully online; however, candidates will be required to complete a field-based component. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate Early Childhood (K-5) Math Endorsement

Endorsements are training for certified teachers who want to add expertise in specific areas. Students who hold a master's degree in an approved content area from a regionally-accredited institution may apply for an endorsement program. The K-5 Math Endorsement is available to certified teachers who hold a valid Level 4 teaching certificate. Applicants to the K-5 Math Endorsement program may choose to enter the program as a non-degree, post-baccalaureate student, or they may choose to incorporate the endorsement classes within the M.Ed. or Ed.S. in Early Childhood Education. Endorsement courses are fully online; however, candidates will be required to complete a field-based component. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate Early Childhood Education Certification Only

The Early Childhood/Special Education certificate program is designed for individuals who would like to be certified to teach children from K to 5th grade. A graduate non-degree, initial certification candidate who holds a master's degree in an approved content area from a regionally-accredited institution may apply as a non-degree student for a graduate certification program. Successful completion of the graduate certification program and passing scores on the appropriate assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 certification. Students in the initial certification-only program do not earn a degree. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate Educational Leadership Certification Only

The Educational Leadership certification program prepares transformational leaders outside of the classroom. For those not looking to add an additional degree, Mercer University offers a non-degree, certification-only option to prepare students for Tier One Educational Leadership Certification (Level 5) eligibility in Georgia. Students learn to further leadership skills and attain professional growth in the field of education. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

Endorsements are training for certified teachers who want to add expertise in specific areas. Students who hold a master's degree in an approved content area from a regionally-accredited institution may apply for an endorsement program. The ESOL Endorsement is available to certified teachers who are seeking or hold a valid Level 4 teaching certificate in any field. Courses may be completed in a non-degree status or as electives within a teacher preparation program. Endorsement courses are fully online; however, candidates will be required to complete a field-based component. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate Middle Grades Education Certification Only

The Middle Grades Education certificate program is designed to offer a comprehensive study of the specialized skills needed to teach and support students in grades 4-8. A graduate non-degree, initial certification candidate who holds a master's degree in an approved content area from a regionally-accredited institution may apply as a non-degree student for a graduate certification program. Successful completion of the graduate certification program and passing scores on the appropriate assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 certification. Students in the initial certification-only program do not earn a degree. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate Reading Endorsement

Endorsements are training for certified teachers who want to add expertise in specific areas. Students who hold a master's degree in an approved content area from a regionally-accredited institution may apply for an endorsement program. The Reading Endorsement is available to any teacher holding a valid Level 4 teaching certificate in any field. Successful completion of the program will lead to eligibility for an in-field endorsement in reading and will provide the certified teacher with strengthened and enhanced competencies for teaching reading and literacy at the prerequisite certification level. Endorsement courses are fully online; however, candidates will be required to complete a field-based component. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate Secondary Education Certification Only

The Secondary Education certificate program is designed to offer a comprehensive study of the specialized skills needed to teach and support students in grades 6-12. A graduate non-degree, initial certification candidate who holds a master's degree in an approved content area from a regionally-accredited institution may apply as a non-degree student for a graduate certification program. Successful completion of the graduate certification program and passing scores on the appropriate assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 certification. Students in the initial certification-only program do not earn a degree. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Graduate STEM Endorsement

Endorsements are training for certified teachers who want to add expertise in specific areas. Students who hold a master's degree in an approved content area from a regionally-accredited institution may apply for an endorsement program. The STEM Endorsement is available to certified teachers who hold a valid Level 4 teaching certificate. Successful completion of the program will lead to eligibility for an in-field STEM Endorsement and a deeper understanding of applied STEM processes. Endorsement courses are fully online; however, candidates will be required to complete a field-based component. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Undergraduate Early Childhood/Special Education Certification Only

The Early Childhood/Special Education certificate program is designed for individuals who would like to be certified to teach children from K to 5th grade. Successful completion of the program and passing scores on the appropriate GACE Content Assessments lead to eligibility for initial certification. Students in the initial certification-only program do not earn a degree. This program is offered in a flexible format, which includes evening and online classes. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Penfield College
Non-degree, Undergraduate General Education

Essential to any field of study, the General Education course requirements introduce students to a broad range of fields and areas of study and help prepare them to fully embrace the core mission of Mercer University. The requirements are also intended to introduce students to the major social, historical, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual forces that shape the contemporary world. General Education strives to give students broader perspectives while empowering them to find a full and rich citizenship in a world in which different cultures, social institutions, and technologies intersect in diverse ways.

Tift College of Education
Non-degree, Undergraduate Middle Grades Education Certification Only

The Middle Grades Education certificate program is designed for individuals who wish to be certified to teach children in middle level grades. Successful completion of the program and passing scores on the appropriate GACE Content Assessments lead to eligibility for initial certification. Students in the initial certification-only program do not earn a degree. This program is offered in a flexible format, which includes evening and online classes. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Penfield College
Non-degree, Undergraduate Pre-Nursing

A leader in healthcare education, Mercer offers a non-degree Pre-Nursing program that prepares professionals to seek learning opportunities in the field of nursing. This program provides a foundation of field knowledge with various courses including: communication, human anatomy and physiology, psychopathology, statistical methods, and sociology.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)*

Mercer’s Online MBA offers a rich academic experience that employs interactive technology to facilitate a dynamic learning environment. This program is tailored to meet the needs of busy working professionals already employed in the business sector who wish to further develop management and leadership skills. Students are able to stay connected with their academic network through online and in-person access to faculty and campus resources. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Penfield College
Organizational Leadership, B.S.

For more than a decade, Mercer University’s B.S. in Organizational Leadership has been the program of choice for future leaders in all walks of life. This degree program is designed for mid-career adult learners who have four or more years of work experience, and with a keen appreciation of the leader's critical and evolving role in the change process and dynamic environment of 21st century organizations.

Penfield College
Organizational Leadership, M.S. – Healthcare Leadership

The M.S. in Organizational Leadership is designed for aspiring or existing leaders from diverse professions and backgrounds, who are interested in advanced leadership positions in the public or private sectors. With a concentration in Leadership for the Healthcare Professional, students learn to build a continuous organizational system for sustainable health care delivery as well as financial health in their organizations.

Penfield College
Organizational Leadership, M.S. – Nonprofit Leadership

The M.S. in Organizational Leadership is designed for aspiring or existing leaders from diverse professions and backgrounds, who are interested in advanced leadership positions in the public or private sectors. With a concentration in Leadership for the Nonprofit Organization, students learn to lead, motivate, and train others as they explore and apply strategies in development, budgeting, volunteerism, governance, and strategic planning.

Penfield College
Organizational Leadership, M.S. – Organizational Development and Change

The M.S. in Organizational Leadership is designed for aspiring or existing leaders from diverse professions and backgrounds, who are interested in advanced leadership positions in the public or private sectors. With a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Development and Change, students learn to confidently guide employees in various types of organizations to maximize their potential, ultimately leading to long-term organizational success.

Stetson School of Business and Economics
Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Innovation*

Designed for current and aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs, Mercer's Professional MBA for Innovation offers business professionals the opportunity to cultivate their business acumen. Whether you're looking to create and lead more effective processes, products, and ideas for your current employer, or planning to start your own venture, this innovation MBA equips you with the necessary leadership and business knowledge. *AACSB-accredited degree programs adhere to ISO 9000 quality standards and represent the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Penfield College
Psychology, B.S.

Mercer's B.S. in Psychology is a flexible, hybrid degree program that prepares individuals to think critically about the science of psychology and its practice in preparation for careers in a variety of fields or for graduate school. Students learn to interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research, and they develop effective written communication and presentation skills as part of their research experience in the program.

Penfield College
School Counseling, M.S.

Today’s school counselors are vital members of the educational team whose role is essential to facilitate academic achievement, personal and social growth, and career development for all students. Professional school counselors are employed in elementary, middle, and high schools and in district supervisory, counselor education, and post-secondary settings. Mercer’s M.S. in School Counseling prepares candidates to serve the education community in this essential role. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an organization that accredits master’s and doctoral degree counseling programs offered by colleges and universities both in the United States and around the world.

Tift College of Education
Secondary Education – STEM, M.A.T.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education - STEM is intended for those who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking initial certification at the master's level. The program for secondary certification in grades 6-12 prepares candidates to effectively teach in one of the following content areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Math, or Physics. This innovative model of teacher education is patterned after a medical clinical model with embedded clinical experiences and a three-year residency. The STEM M.A.T. closes the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge by focusing on STEM teaching and learning. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Secondary Education, M.A.T

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education is intended for those who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking initial certification at the master's level. The program is designed to offer a comprehensive study of the specialized skills needed to teach and support students in grades 6-12. The program offers a wide scope of course content that focuses on theoretical and pedagogical issues while incorporating research, assessment, and technology integration. Diverse field experiences throughout the program help to prepare teachers to support the diverse needs of students. (This program leads to initial teacher certification.)

Tift College of Education
Secondary Education, M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Secondary Education program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of certified teachers in grades 6-12. The program offers a wide scope of advanced course content intended to expand levels of knowledge, skills, and dispositions in secondary level teachers. Completion of the planned program (including the prerequisite Level 4 certificate) and a passing score on the GACE Content Assessment for Reading leads to eligibility for master's level (Level 5) certification in Reading by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

School of Engineering
Software Engineering, M.S.E.

Mercer's Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Software Engineering teaches breadth and depth in techniques for defining, analyzing, and solving complex problems. Students learn to communicate technical aspects of those solutions to technical audiences. This program is available fully online.

School of Engineering
Software Systems, M.S.

Mercer's M.S. in Software Systems teaches breadth and depth in techniques for defining, analyzing, and solving complex problems. Students learn to communicate technical aspects of those solutions to technical audiences. This program is available fully online.

Tift College of Education
Teacher Leadership, Ed.S.

The Specialist in Education in Teacher Leadership is an advanced degree program designed for certified teachers at the master's level who want to develop their skills as teacher leaders within their grade levels and schools (P-12). This performance-based degree program seeks to achieve a proper balance between the experiences required for training a specialist and those required for development as a professional educator working with other educators. Completion of the program and a passing score on the GACE Content Assessment for Teacher Leadership will lead to eligibility for Level 6 certification in Teacher Leadership by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Structured in a hybrid format, this program requires two seminars per semester in the fall and spring on the Atlanta campus, with the rest of the coursework completed online. (This program requires previous teacher certification.)

School of Engineering
Technical Communication Management, M.S.

Mercer's M.S. in Technical Communication Management program provides practicing professionals with a unique graduate experience focused on the managerial role of the technical communicator. Distinguishing the program from other technical communication graduate programs, this focus provides students with the skills and knowledge to advance their careers while adding value to employers. This program is available fully online.

School of Engineering
Technical Management, M.S.

Mercer’s M.S. in Technical Management builds upon foundational engineering knowledge to prepare individuals to successfully fulfill supervisory and managerial needs in a technological environment. Offered on the Macon campus with classes meeting in the evening, this program combines the concepts of management and business administration with the technical expertise developed in engineering, mathematics, and the quantitative sciences.