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Graduate Admissions

Mercyhurst University’s master’s degree programs offer opportunities to expand your knowledge and equip you to take the next step in your career.

Continue your education to advance your career.


Mercyhurst University’s master’s degree programs offer opportunities to expand your knowledge and equip you to take the next step in your career.

If you’ve chosen one of our online graduate programs, congratulations! Our team will help you complete the admissions process and get you started on your journey. If you haven’t decided yet, that’s OK! We know there may be other master’s degree programs you’re considering. Rest assured, Mercyhurst has earned a reputation for some of the best graduate programs in the region — and the nation. Our team is ready to discuss your goals and how our programs might be a good fit.

Whether you’re looking to continue your education following your undergraduate studies or you’re a professional balancing school, family, and work commitments, our master’s programs combine practical learning opportunities that apply to real-world situations.

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Master's Programs Graduate Certificates
Applied Intelligence (Online or On Campus) Applied Behavior Analysis (On Campus)
Athletic Training (On Campus) Applied Intelligence (Online)
Criminal Justice Administration (Online) Autism (On Campus)
Cyber Security (Online or On Campus) Criminal Justice Administration (Online)
Data Science (On Campus) Cyber Security (Online) ​​​​​​
Forensic and Biological Anthropology (On Campus) ​Forensic and Biological Anthropology (On Campus)
MSN: Integrative Nursing Leadership (Online) Organizational Leadership (Online)
Organizational Leadership (Online)  
Physician Assistant Studies (On Campus)  
Principal Leadership (Online)  
Special Education and Applied Disability Studies (On Campus)  
Teaching Excellence (Online)  
Secondary Education (Online)  

Online Master’s Degrees Meet Your Needs

Mercyhurst University offers a range of graduate programs including part time and full time, online graduate certificate programs, and in-person master’s degree programs.

You’ll learn in an engaging and supportive environment. Class sizes are small and courses are taught by full-time faculty with support from adjuncts (not the other way around). We offer some of the best online graduate programs for in-demand fields and are committed to your success.

Solve Real Problems With Your Master’s

Whether you’re enrolled in an online graduate program or attend one of our on-campus master’s degree programs, you’ll tackle issues present in today’s ever-changing world through real work in the real world. 

All of our master’s programs have been built on successful undergraduate programs to ensure that you earn a degree that’s relevant in today’s world. Our focus on practical learning involves collaborating with fellow learners to solve real intelligence, data, and education problems, just to name a few.

Another example of real-world learning is our relationship with the Barber National Institute (BNI). Participants in our Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program interact with professionals at BNI as they learn to integrate research and conduct fieldwork in the areas of intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and behavioral health.

Find the Best Graduate Program for You

Many of our graduate school programs are offered online and a few are only available on campus. We invite you to explore our master’s degree programs to find one that matches your goals and interests. If you are considering furthering your education but aren’t sure which is the best graduate program for you, our graduate admissions staff is here to discuss your options.

Mercyhurst is Military Friendly International Students 4+1 Programs for MU Students
Mercyhurst offers veterans and their dependents a range of services and benefits. We take pride in our Purple Heart University designation and participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Conect with our Office of Veterans Services to see what graduate program best fits your career goals. If you live outside the U.S., Mercyhurst welcomes you to our campus! Many international students are pursuing master’s degrees in Applied Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Data Science. All three of these programs are classified as STEM majors, which can make you eligible for extended OPT after graduation. If you’re currently an undergraduate student at Mercyhurst University, you may be eligible to enroll in our 4+1 programs, where you can earn a four-year bachelor’s degree and a two-year master’s degree in just five years! Our 4+1 programs save you time and money — in addition to many being offered online!
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If you’re ready to apply for a master’s degree program or graduate certificate program, you can get started now by completing our application. Mercyhurst offers affordable graduate programs. Our cost per credit is competitive with other graduate programs in Pennsylvania and our region. Whether you’ve decided which of our graduate programs is right for you, or you need help sorting through your options, we can help! Reach out to us, or complete the short form.
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Start Dates for Master's Programs

Our graduate programs set themselves apart by providing options with start dates and tailoring their offerings to students with different schedules.

Spring Semester

  • Most programs eligible (excluding Physician Assistant Studies and Forensic & Biological Anthropology)

Summer Semester

  • Most programs eligible with program director approval (excluding Anthropology)
  • Designated start for Physician Assistant Studies
  • Preferred start for Secondary Education

Fall Semester

  • Most programs eligible (excluding Physician Assistant Studies)
  • Designated start for Forensic & Biological Anthropology
  • Preferred start for on-campus Applied Intelligence

Contact Us

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions 
Phone: 814-824-2202