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.
Mercer Study Builds Case for Ocmulgee Mounds as First National Park and Preserve in Eastern U.S.
A new Mercer University study reveals the unique national significance of an undeveloped Georgia river corridor – just weeks after Congress approved expanding a national historical park at its heart.
MUSM Faculty Members Receive $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Combat Maternal and Infant Mortality
Two Mercer University School of Medicine faculty members have received a $5.5 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to combat maternal and infant mortality in a seven-county region of rural Georgia.
Mercer Physics Professor Studies Outer Space from Data Collected at South Pole
Dr. Frank McNally, an assistant professor of physics at Mercer University, successfully applied for Mercer's membership in the international IceCube Collaboration, the first detector of its kind that is located at the South Pole.
Research by Mercer Professor, Alumnus Draws Attention to Unexpected Black Market
Research published by a Mercer University professor and graduate student is shedding light on a hidden health-care issue, including a vibrant black market with a vicious cycle.
Mercer Professor's Tool for New Moms Could Help Disrupt Maternal Health Crisis
A Mercer University professor is playing a role in helping solve the maternal health crisis in the United States. Dr. Jennifer Barkin created an assessment that measures how a new mother is functioning in her day-to-day post-baby life — and it’s being used in innovative ways.
School of Medicine Professors Receive $200,000 to Combat Opioid Overdose
Mercer University School of Medicine professors Dr. Bryant Smalley and Dr. Jacob Warren have received a $200,000 grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to create a comprehensive plan to combat opioid overdose in a four-county region of rural north Georgia.