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Mercer University

Tift College of Education (Atlanta)

Atlanta, GA

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Overview

Mercer University / Tift College of Education (Atlanta) is located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational leadership P-12 school leadership
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational leadership Higher education leadership
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Teacher leadership
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Early childhood education
Master of Education (M Ed) Independent and charter school leadership
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Early childhood education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Middle grades education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Educational leadership P-12
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Secondary education
Master of Education (M Ed) Educational leadership P-12
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood education
Master of Education (M Ed) Higher education leadership
Master of Education (M Ed) Middle grades education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 137
Doctoral Degrees 22
Other Advanced Degrees 40

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Research project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Research project

Admissions

Applying

25
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st August 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25; 3 years of certified teaching experience (for educational leadership and teacher leadership)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

443
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.06%
Black or African American 52.37%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.23%
Asian 2.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.9%
Unknown 9.26%

Gender

Male (18%)
Female (81%)

Faculty

64
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 34
Male (19)
Female (45)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Educational technology, multicultural and minority issues in education, educational leadership (P-12 and higher education), school discipline and school bullying, standards-based mathematics education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA  30341
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Davis
Dean
Phone: 478-301-2110
Fax: 478-301-5576