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Associate Degrees and Certificates

Whether you’re looking to begin an in-demand career quickly or build a foundation for a four-year degree, Mercyhurst University’s one-year certificate or two-year associate degree programs could be the ideal fit for you. These programs offer the strong foundations of an applied liberal arts education with professional training to hone your skills for a career. In addition, our nursing and allied health care programs are recognized as the best programs of their kind in the region, offering cutting-edge instruction and preparing skilled nurses and health care professionals ready for today’s fastest-growing fields.

Many of our associate degree programs offer 2+2 pathways to a bachelor’s; after graduating with your associate degree, you can transfer to the corresponding bachelor’s program to earn your B.A. or B.S. in just two additional years. All students participate in the REACH Curriculum, a flexible set of applied liberal arts and sciences courses designed to equip you with valuable and marketable skills like critical thinking and persuasive writing and speaking. Learn more about specific degree requirements in the official course catalog.

As a student in an associate degree or certificate program, you’ll have access to the full range of academic support and career services offered at Mercyhurst. We are committed to providing quality instruction in all of our programs, with the mentorship and experiential learning that empower students to succeed academically and ultimately graduate with a meaningful degree.