Students who are interested in applying to graduate schools should seek the assistance of their department chairperson or program head, as well as their PACT or COP mentor. Students may also utilize the reference library maintained by the Career Services Center, which provides graduate school data and catalogs and which assists students in applying for graduate fellowships and assistantships.
Graduate Studies for Seniors
Undergraduate students who are not registered for a dual degree program and have completed at least 90 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and who satisfy other admissions requirements may enroll in one graduate course at Mercy College per semester, for a total of six credits during their senior year. Graduate courses may not count towards the residency requirement for the major or for program honors. Students who meet the eligibility requirements must get approval from the graduate program director and department chairperson. An Authorization Form is available from the office of each School Dean.
Full-time undergraduate students who receive permission to take graduate courses will be charged the undergraduate tuition rate for the graduate courses. If the student is part-time, the graduate rate will be charged for graduate courses and the undergraduate rate for undergraduate courses. Students receiving financial aid in the form of grants and/or loans should confirm that the additional charges will be covered by their aid by speaking to a Student Services Counselor.
Dual Degree Programs
Undergraduate students in a variety of majors may pursue a dual degree BS/MS program. Master’s degrees available through dual degree programs are in Accounting, Business, Education, Nursing, Health Sciences, Cybersecurity, or Psychology. Some programs allow undergraduate students to take graduate credits in their junior and senior years, to make early progress towards the Master’s degree.
Students who major as undergraduates in Psychology or Behavioral Science may receive, upon completion of the Master’s program in the School of Education, teacher certification in Childhood or Early Childhood Education. Students who major as undergraduates in English, Science (Biology), Mathematics, or History may receive, upon completion of the Master’s program in the School of Education, teacher certification in Adolescence Education, Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education.
Mercy College Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative (MISTI)
Mercy undergraduate students in math and biology who are interested in the 4+1 BS and MS dual degree program are eligible to apply for participation in the Mercy College Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative (MISTI) program, the Mercy College implementation of the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. For further information, please see “College Opportunity Programs ”.
For additional information concerning Graduate Programs at Mercy College, please refer to the Mercy College Graduate Catalog.