Mercer University's reputation is built on its rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. Yet, tradition plays an important role in the University's unique identity as a faith-based institution committed to religious and intellectual freedom and respect for religious diversity.
Students across Mercer's 12 schools and colleges benefit from a welcoming atmosphere and small-class learning environment. They learn from a prestigious, yet caring, faculty — not from teaching assistants, as found at many universities. Mercer's faculty members, whose credentials come from some of the world's finest academic institutions, are distinguished for both teaching and research. More than 90 percent of the faculty hold doctorates or the highest attainable degrees in their respective fields.
Distance Learning Delivery Formats
Distance Learning Programs at Mercer University are delivered in one of two formats: Online or Blended. Online programs are conducted 100% online. Students should note that some online programs may require an on-campus program specific orientation. Additionally, some programs require synchronous activities, which means you will have some regularly scheduled class meetings online.
Blended Programs integrate the best features of online learning with on-campus experiences. A blended program may require a student to attend on-campus classes, meetings, or weekend seminars.
The University offers many additional distance learning courses. See the Registrar's Office for course listings.
* These programs are also offered in a face-to-face on-campus format. Students in those programs may take a blend of online and in-person courses.