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 blended weekend program on the Atlanta campus. Courses meet weekly online via web conference (evenings) and on campus three Saturdays per semester.

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 on-campus sessions in Atlanta are three Saturdays per semester from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. fwith a midday break). Summer sessions are eight weeks (classes are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the synchronous online weekly sessions, and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the Atlanta on-campus weekend sessions).

How much is tuition?

View the current tuition rate here. >

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


Learn more about our Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction program

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admission appointment or contact Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6084 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu for more information.