Academic Programs

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 Hybrid. 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. 

Hybrid Programs integrate the best features of online learning with on-campus experiences.  A hybrid program may require a student to attend on-campus classes, meetings, or weekend seminars.  Coursework in a hybrid may be up to 100% online.

The University offers many additional distance learning courses. See the Registrar's Office for course listings.

Online Programs

These programs are conducted 100% online.  Students should note that an on-campus orientation may be required. See Program websites for details.

Communication, B.A.  Apply Now>>
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership, M.S.   Apply Now>>
Christian Ministry, M.A.    Apply Now >>
Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.    Apply Now>>
Early Childhood Education, Ed.S.    Apply Now>>
Education Endorsements   Apply Now>>
Health Informatics, M.S.    Apply Now >>
Homeland Security and Emergency Management, B.S.  Apply Now>>
Master of Public Health (MPH)   Apply Now>> 
Online MBA   Apply Now>>
Psychology, B.S.    Apply Now >> 
Software Systems, M.S.    Apply Now>>
Software Engineering, M.S.E.    Apply Now>>
Technical Communication Management, M.S.    Apply Now>>

Hybrid Programs

These programs may require a student to attend classes, meetings, or weekend seminars at one of Mercer's campuses or Regional Academic Centers.

Communication, B.A.  Apply Now>>
Criminal Justice Leadership, B.S.   Apply Now>>
Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D.    Apply Now>>
Doctor of Ministry   Apply Now >>
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)   Apply Now>>
Educational Leadership: P-12 Track, Ph.D. Apply Now >>
Educational Leadership: Higher Education Track, Ph.D. Apply Now >>
Independent & Charter School Leadership, M.Ed.   Apply Now>>
Organizational Leadership, M.S.    Apply Now>>
Ph.D. Nursing   Apply Now>>
Teacher Leadership, Ed.S.   Apply Now>>