Graduate and Professional Research

Graduate students at Mercer work closely with highly published, cited and funded faculty. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment give students in the fields of science, medicine and technology the skills and experience necessary to thrive in a professional research environment.

Students earning degrees in disciplines such as education and theology work alongside experienced faculty members to complete projects that not only increase the value of their degrees, but also make a difference in their fields of study.

The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of our graduate research programs turn students into scholars who gain a competitive edge through their work.

Featured Project

Holistic approach key to success of immigrant, refugee youth programs, Mercer study finds

A Mercer University study examining the efforts of four groups that work with immigrant and refugee youth sheds light on the factors that contribute to the programs’ success.

Additional Projects


Biology professor helps develop device for faster, earlier coronavirus testing

A Mercer professor is part of an interdisciplinary research team that has developed a device that can test for COVID-19 at earlier stages and provide instant results.


Professor earns international media attention for research on how lighting impacts taste

Dr. Laura Boman, assistant professor of marketing in Mercer’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, recently co-authored “Less Light, Better Bite,” a research paper that received international media attention for its findings about how lighting impacts the taste of food.

Mercer pharmacy students awarded first place for their research

Two Mercer University College of Pharmacy students pursuing their Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutical sciences have been recognized for their research.

School of Medicine receives Rockefeller Foundation funding to track COVID-19 variants in Georgia

Mercer University School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, in partnership with Mercer Medicine and Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, recently received a Rockefeller Foundation grant to begin viral genome sequencing of COVID-19 positive samples.

Two pharmacy researchers in the top 2% of cited scientists

Two Mercer pharmaceutical science researchers, Dr. Ajay Banga and Dr. Rita Nahta, are in the top 2% of the most-cited scientists across all scientific fields, according to a study by Stanford University.