FAQ

When does the program start?

 Cohorts begin in May of each year.

Where will the program be offered?

The Curriculum and Instruction program is offered as a hybrid/weekend program on the Atlanta campus. The courses meet on-campus three weekends per semester (Friday evening/Saturday, all day) with additional online sessions.

Who may apply?

There are five initial requirements:

1.     A master’s degree.

2.     At least three years of successful teaching experience.

3.     Current GRE scores (within the last five years). 

4.     Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5 or above in all academic work.

5.   Three professional letters of recommendation.

How long will it take?

The program’s coursework is intended to take 11 semesters, including summers.  Early stages of the dissertation process are integrated within the coursework; however, the completion of the dissertation process could require additional semesters depending on the scope of the dissertation project.

Can I keep my job while enrolled in the program?

The doctoral program is designed for educators who are employed full-time. Fall and Spring semesters are 16 weeks long (classes are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the synchronous online weekly sessions, and Friday night 6 to 10 p.m.and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the Atlanta on-campus weekend sessions). Summer sessions are eight weeks (classes are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the synchronous online weekly sessions, and Friday night 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the Atlanta on-campus weekend sessions).

How much is tuition?

The tuition for Ph.D. graduate students is $675 per credit hour.  Curriculum and Instruction students enroll in 5 to 9 hours per semester, depending on the program of study.

Is there financial aid available for this program?

Generally, loans are available for graduate programs. Specific financial aid questions should be directed to the Financial Planning Office:

Atlanta: 678.547.6444 or finaidatl@mercer.edu

How do I get more information about the program?

To get more information or an application packet, visit our website.
Regularly-scheduled information session dates may be found here, and prospective students are encouraged to visit with us during one of these sessions.

Request additional information at MercerEducation@mercer.edu or 678.547.6084.

Application dates:

Completed application packets must be submitted by January 15.