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 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.

Program  Online    Blended 
 School of Business    
     Accounting, BBA  X *
     General Business, BBA X *
     Human Resource Management, BBA X *
     Management, BBA X *
     Marketing, BBA X *
     Online MBA  X  
 College of Education    
 Initial Teacher Certification    
     Early Learning and Development, BSEd   X
     Elementary Education, MAT   X
     Middle Grades Education, MAT   X
     Secondary Education, MAT   X
     Secondary Education - 5th Year, MAT   X
     P-12 Education, MAT   X
     P-12 Education - 5th Year, MAT   X
 Advanced Teacher Certification    
     Elementary Education, MEd    X  
     Middle Grades Education, MEd X X
     Secondary Education, MEd X X
     The Accomplished Teacher, EdS X  
     Teacher Leadership, EdS   X
     Curriculum and Instruction, PhD   X
     Education Endorsements  X  
 Educational Leadership    
     Educational Leadership (P-12 Tier One), MEd   X
     Higher Education Leadership, MEd   X
     Educational Leadership (P-12 Tier Two), EdS   X
     Educational Leadership, P-12 School Leadership, PhD   X
     Educational Leadership, Higher Education Leadership, PhD   X
 School of Engineering       
     Cybersecurity, MS X  
     Software Systems, MS X  
     Software Engineering, MSE X  
     Technical Communication Management, MS X  
     Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication Management X  
 College of Health Professions       
     Master of Public Health (MPH) X *
     Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) X X
 College of Nursing       
     RN-BSN Completion Track X  
     Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN   X
     Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practioner, MSN   X
     Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN   X
     Post Masters AGACNP Certificate    X
     Post Masters AGPCNP Certificate   X
     Post Masters FNP Certificate   X
     Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP   X
     Nursing, PhD   X
 College of Pharmacy       
     Health Outcomes, MS X  
     Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS X *
 College of Professional Advancement        
     Communication, BA X *
     Criminal Justice Leadership, BS X *
     Healthcare Leadership, BS   X
     Health Informatics, BS X X
     Homeland Security and Emergency Management, BS X  
     Human Resources Administration and Development, BS   X
     Human Services, BS X *
     Information Technology & Informatics, BS X X
     Liberal Studies, BA   X
     Organizational Leadership, BS X X
     Psychology, BS X *
     Software Applications Development and Human Computer Interactions, BS X X
     Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership, MS X  
     Health Informatics, MS X  
     Human Services, MS   X
    Organizational Leadership, MS X X
 School of Theology    
     Christian Ministry, MA  X *
     Doctor of Ministry, DMin   X
     Master of Divinity, MDiv X *

* 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.