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Mercer University

Penfield College

Atlanta, GA

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Mercer University

Overview

Mercer University / Penfield College is located in Atlanta, GA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Organizational leadership Leadership for the health care professional
Master of Science (MS) Organizational leadership Organizational development and change
Master of Science (MS) Organizational leadership Leadership for the nonprofit organization
Master of Science (MS) Human services Gerontology services
Master of Science (MS) Human services Child and adolescent services
Master of Science (MS) Health informatics
Master of Science (MS) School counseling
Master of Science (MS) Certified rehabilitation counseling
Master of Science (MS) Clinical mental health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counselor education and supervision
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice and public safety leadership

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 101
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

300
Applied
135
Accepted
114
Enrolled
45%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC) Certification at the SC-5 level
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or MAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$30,495
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

465
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.09%
Black or African American 48.6%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 4.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.65%
Unknown 7.53%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

44
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 27
Male (10)
Female (34)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Marriage and families issues, leadership and ethics, cyber-bullying, trauma, narrative counseling and theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
85,000

Location & Contact

Address 3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA  30341
United States
Contact Dr. Priscilla R. Danheiser
Dean
Email: danheiser_p@mercer.edu
Phone: 678-547-6028
Fax: 678-547-6008