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Mercer University

Tift College of Education (Macon)

Macon, GA


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Mercer University


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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 17

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
Research project report
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
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 GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5; interview; writing sample; 3 recommendations
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 (for teacher leadership), 3.0 (for educational 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 Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 2.38%
Black or African American 52.38%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.19%
Unknown 5.95%


Male (34%)
Female (65%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 1
Male (6)
Female (8)


Focus of faculty research: Teacher effectiveness, specific learning disabilities, inclusion
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA  31207
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Davis
Phone: 478-301-2110
Fax: 478-301-5576