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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Mercyhurst has taken extra precautions for the safety of our campus community and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic. For prospective graduate students, virtual meetings with Graduate Admissions or program directors are available. On-campus graduate courses continue with a hybrid approach, blending in-person and remote learning, as well as other safety restrictions in place. Learn More

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Erie, PA 16546
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At the graduate level, Mercyhurst has earned a reputation around the world for the skills of our graduates in analysis, research, education, and professional practice. Mercyhurst offers cutting-edge master’s and graduate certificate programs for recent grads as well as working professionals. In on-campus or online programs, you can build on your knowledge and experience with the goal of advancing your career or entering a new in-demand field.

You’ll engage with dedicated faculty with years of professional experience as well as state-of-the-art learning resources in the classroom and online. With online courses increasingly popular with students, Mercyhurst’s online approach encourages direct connections with faculty and classmates. Online courses are carefully mapped to provide guided learning experiences. In addition to lectures and individual assignments, you’ll interact with classmates and professors in real time through group projects, review sessions, and presentations.

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Masters and Doctoral Programs

Secondary Education M.S./Teaching Certification

This program offers a flexible, online pathway to secondary education (grades 7-12) teaching certification in as little as one year. You’ll develop strong leadership and pedagogical skills in your chosen area (biology, chemistry, earth science, English, math, or social studies), plus student-teaching in a district near you. The PA teaching certificate is directly transferrable to most states.

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
304
Part-Time Grad Students
122
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    72.8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    10.7%
  • Unknown
    6.6%
  • Hispanic
    3.8%
  • African American
    3.1%
  • Asian
    2%
  • Native American
    0.8%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.3%
  • Multiracial
    0%
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Crime & Safety
      C
    3. Nightlife
      A
    Median Household Income
    $36,882
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $698
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $87,800
    National
    $184,700
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    I have three degrees from Mercyhurst, I just have to take one class for a certification. I loved everything about my time at Mercyhurst.
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    I feel I received an excellent education from Mercyhurst. Both undergrad and graduate school had excellent professors. I would say maybe 2% were not excellent.
    I loved the campus life and the plentiful opportunities to meet others and make friends. However, I would like to see the Administration take more time to invest in their students and hear from their students about their experiences. They are very willing to shrug a student off when said student comes with a concern.