Admissions

Applicants seeking graduate admission must meet the requirements for both the College of Professional Advancement and the College of Pharmacy. To learn more about requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy and to apply, visit the College of Pharmacy website.

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Application Checklist

Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:

  • Transcripts From All Previously Attended Institutions
    Submit an official transcript from each college and university previously attended. Transcripts are required for both undergraduate (including summer school and studies abroad) and graduate course work, regardless of the length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school’s transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be submitted to copa.admissions@mercer.edu. Former and current Mercer University students do not need to request a Mercer University transcript.
  • Letter of Recommendation
    Submit one letter of recommendation or support from someone in a current or previous position of leadership.
  • Résumé
    Applicants must submit a current résumé.
  • Supplemental Work Experience Document
    Provide a supplemental document that lists information technology or clinical experience.
    Interview

Submit all application supporting materials to:

Mercer University
Office of Graduate Admissions
College of Professional Advancement
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

A. Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad must have an independent evaluation service verify their foreign educational credentials. A Course-by-Course and Grade Point Average Equivalent Evaluation are admission requirements. For information about evaluation services, contact the Office of Admissions. You must submit an official, sealed evaluation report with your application.

B. Official Translations: Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by official translations.

C. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The TOEFL or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English. The scores must not be more than two years old. Send official score reports from the Educational Testing Service directly to the Office of Admissions . The Educational Testing Service institution code for submission of official score reports is 5025. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation. This does not replace the requirement of an official score report for those applicants who are offered admission.

Exception: International applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with grades of “C” or higher do not need to complete the TOEFL.

D. Financial Guarantee: International applicants who wish to obtain an I-20 for an F-1 visa must include financial documentation showing ability to finance tuition and living expenses for one year. Financial documents must have a current date and indicate available funds of US$25,000.

E. Visa Status: International applicants who are currently in the United States must choose from one of the following categories of documents to prove their current visa status:

  • Copy of I-20 and I-94 if on an F-1 visa
  • Copy of visa stamp and I-94 if on another type of visa
  • Copy of Resident Alien card (front and back) if classified as a Resident Alien