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Graduate Studies Special Consideration Pathway for Fall 2020

Graduate Studies Special Consideration Pathway for Fall 2020

To our loyal Mercerians, we understand that COVID-19 may have disrupted your plans for careers and/or advanced study. As you are considering your next steps, we want to help by offering a special pathway toward a graduate degree at Mercer.

Mercer undergraduate students who completed degree requirements in spring or summer, and alumni who graduated within the past three years, may be eligible for a special consideration pathway opportunity to begin a Mercer master’s degree program in Fall 2020.

Extend your impact as a Mercer Bear, and continue moving toward your educational and professional goals. Mercerians were made for times such as these.

Benefits

  • Scholarship covering 40% of catalog tuition rate each term, for the entire length of the program, for eligible programs
  • Waived application fee for eligible programs
  • Waived GMAT/GRE/MAT test requirement for most eligible programs*
  • Priority registration for Fall 2020 courses
  • Priority admission consideration for applications received by August 7

Eligible Programs

Mercer University offers a variety of graduate programs in the School of Business, College of Education, School of Music, and College of Professional Advancement to help you get started on a master’s degree this fall.

School of Business

Mercer University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business delivers career-focused business education programs designed to shape students into innovative leaders who are responsible global citizens. Students can choose from several graduate programs that provide them with skills and knowledge to serve as effective business leaders.

Evening Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Mercer’s Evening MBA programs provide an interactive environment in which students and faculty apply diverse real-world experience to coursework to enhance the learning experience. The curriculum prepares students for success in various roles in a range of industries. Learn more about the program in Atlanta or Macon.

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. Learn more.

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Mercer’s Online MBA program uses interactive technology to facilitate a dynamic learning environment. The program is tailored to provide a convenient solution for those seeking to develop management and leadership skills. Learn more.

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

The Master of Accountancy prepares students for careers in accounting by providing an in-depth study in the basic areas of the field. The program prepares students for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and the CPA licensure in the State of Georgia. Learn more.

Master of Science in Business Analytics

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed for those seeking to pursue or advance their career in the growing field of business analytics. The program combines business education with data retrieval, analysis, and presentation skills that prepares students to analyze, synthesize, and visually present data effectively in a business setting. Background knowledge or experience in business analytics is not required. Learn more.

Admissions Contact
Mat Edmunds, Director of Admissions
678.547.6300 or business.admissions@mercer.edu

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College of Education

Mercer’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) effectively equip graduates to succeed as educators. The M.A.T. is ideal for individuals entering the field of teaching from other vocations or areas of study. It is also an option for those who are already in the classroom seeking initial certification. The M.Ed.program is designed for currently certified educators seeking to enhance their teaching credentials to provide better support for their students. Learn more about the areas of specialization we offer for these degree programs.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education

Designed for non-education bachelor’s degree holders seeking to teach young children in grades Pre-K through 5, the M.A.T. in Elementary Education offers course content and field experience to prepare teachers to support the diverse needs of young students. Completion of the program and passing scores on the appropriate Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) approved Content Pedagogy Assessment and GACE Content Assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 certification. Learn more.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Middle Grades Education

The M.A.T. in Middle Grades Education is intended for non-education bachelor’s degree holders seeking initial teacher certification at the master’s level. Course content and field experiences prepares individuals with the specialized skills needed to teach and support students in grades 4-8. Program completion and passing scores on the appropriate Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) approved Content Pedagogy Assessment and GACE Content Assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 certification. Learn more.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education

Mercer’s M.A.T. in Secondary Education is designed for non-education bachelor’s degree holders seeking initial certification at the master’s level. The course content and field experience equip teacher candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to teach grades 6-12. Candidates may choose from secondary education certification fields in biology, chemistry, earth/space science, English, geography, history, mathematics, physics, political science, or trade and industrial education. Successful program completion and passing scores on relevant assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 certification. The program admits students five times per year and is suitable for various individuals including career changers and teachers who hold non-renewable certificates. Learn more.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education – 5th Year

Similar to the M.A.T. in Secondary Education, this degree is designed for graduates of non-education bachelor’s degree programs who are seeking initial certification at the master’s level. The M.A.T. in Secondary Education – 5th Year is a cohort format and is ideal for recent college graduates. Expanded secondary education certification fields in biology, chemistry, earth/space science, English, geography, history, mathematics, physics, political science, or trade and industrial education prepare individuals to support students in grades 6-12 in the field of their choice. Successful program completion and passing scores on relevant assessments lead to eligibility for Level 5 certification. Learn more.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education prepares currently certified educators in grades Pre-K through 5 to support the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development of young learners. Individuals learn to adapt teaching strategies and the learning environment to meet the diverse needs of students. Completion of the program leads to eligibility for a Level 5 certification upgrade. Learn more.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Middle Grades Education

The M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education prepares currently certified educators in grades 4-8 to understand how culture, students’ approaches to learning, and exceptionalities impact middle school students and their families. Individuals develop skills to create meaningful learning experiences for students. Completion of the program leads to eligibility for a Level 5 certification upgrade. Learn more.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education

The M.Ed. in Secondary Education is designed to expand levels of knowledge, skills, and dispositions in secondary education among currently certified educators in grades 6-12. The program covers a variety of content, and individuals may focus in a content area. Completion of the program leads to eligibility for a Level 5 certification upgrade. Learn more.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership (P-12)

Individuals learn to become a leader and are prepared for Tier One Educational Leadership Certification in Georgia through the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. Upon program completion, students are eligible for leadership positions up to the assistant principal within the school, or a variety of district-level leadership positions that do not supervise principals. Learn more.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education Leadership

The M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership provides knowledge of higher education organization, structure, administration, and governance. Upon program completion, students may pursue leadership responsibilities in post-secondary education. This program is ideal for current professionals seeking to advance within their current organization or individuals seeking to enter the field. Learn more.

Admissions Contact
Dr. Tracey Wofford, Director of Graduate Admissions
678.547.6084 or mercereducation@mercer.edu

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School of Music

The Townsend School of Music on the Macon Campus offers professional music studies in a comprehensive university environment. The School is nationally recognized for its outstanding faculty, award-winning students, performance ensembles, and state-of-the-art facilities. Students study with some of the nation’s renowned string musicians, receiving music instruction of conservatory quality, while earning an academically well-rounded education.

Master of Music in Church Music

The Master of Music in Church Music is designed for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in music. This program enrolls church musicians who want to focus on conducting, piano, collaborative piano, voice, and organ studies. Students are prepared for church music ministry. Learn more.

Master of Music in Collaborative Piano

The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano is intended for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in music. The intensive graduate studies emphasize accompanying and chamber music. Student may select a focus in vocal or instrumental music. Learn more.

Master of Music in Conducting

Designed for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in music, the Master of Music in Conducting prepares performers for a professional career in music. The program’s intensive graduate studies center on choral or instrumental conducting. Students may choose a specialty area in either choral or instrumental conducting. Learn more.

Master of Music in Performance

The Master of Music in Performance prepares graduates with a bachelor’s degree in music a for a professional career in the industry. Curriculum focuses on voice, piano, organs, or instrument performance. Learn more.

Admissions Contact
Dr. Richard Kosowski, Director of Graduate Studies
478.301.4167 or kosowski_rg@mercer.edu

 

College of Professional Advancement

The College of Professional Advancement serves students seeking to further leadership roles in and beyond their communities. Our students can achieve their educational and career goals through flexible and convenient course options.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling*

Today, more children, adolescents, and adults face emotional, mental, or behavioral challenges. Mercer’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling qualifies graduates to help people in their communities tackle such issues. Learn more.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling*

Helping people with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities become self-sufficient citizens is central to rehabilitation counseling. Mercer’s CACREP-accredited* M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling prepares graduates to help individuals become more independent through rehabilitation services. Learn more.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership

Leadership in criminal justice and public safety is essential to provide timely responses to natural disasters, ensure property protection, and address criminal activities. The M.S. in Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership emphasizes excellence in leadership, cooperation, ethical behavior, critical thinking, and consolidated public service. Learn more.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Informatics

Mercer’s Master of Science in Health Informatics is designed for aspiring or current professionals who are working in a clinical setting or in an IT-related field. Coursework emphasizes applying current technology to deliver effective, efficient, and sustainable healthcare services. Learn more.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Services

Helping others function to the best of their ability is a key function of human services professionals. The M.S. in Human Services qualifies individuals to pursue leadership positions in the field. Students learn how to close the gap between people, communities, and resources to improve healthcare services. Learn more.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Organizational Leadership

Mercer’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is ideal for aspiring or existing leaders who seek advanced leadership roles in the public or private sector. The program develops communication and collaboration skills that extend to the work environment. Students hone leadership abilities across all types of organizations and can choose between three concentrations for further study: Leadership and Organizational Development and Change, Leadership for the Healthcare Professional, or Leadership for the Nonprofit Organization. Learn more.

Master of Science (M.S.) in School Counseling*

School counselors play a vital role in facilitating personal, social, and academic growth and career development for students. Mercer’s CACREP-accredited* M.S. in School Counseling prepares graduates to work as school counselors in public and private P-12 educational settings. Learn more.

Admissions Contact
Myron Randall, Director of Graduate Admissions
678.547.6417 or copa.admissions@mercer.edu

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Program Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate degree requirements are met with at least 32 semester hours completed at Mercer.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 required (including any transferred hours); overall GPA of 3.0 in all courses completed at Mercer; overall 3.0 GPA in all core curriculum courses (if applicable), and overall 3.0 GPA in all courses at Mercer in declared major.
  • Students admitted through the pathway must maintain at least half-time enrollment throughout the program for eligibility.
  • Check with your admissions counselor regarding any program-specific criteria.

*Counseling programs not eligible for testing waiver

Most programs begin classes the week of August 17.