Special Consideration Program

Special Consideration Program for the College of Professional Advancement

The pursuit of lifelong learning does not have to end with your undergraduate degree; go further with a Mercer graduate degree from the College of Professional Advancement (COPA). Continue earning the competitive edge that comes with being a Mercer Bear by seamlessly transitioning from a Mercer undergraduate program into a Mercer graduate program through the Special Consideration Program.

Program benefits

  • Gain special consideration for one of the following COPA graduate programs within two years of completing your undergraduate degree at Mercer:

Applied Data Intelligence and Machine Learning
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership
Health Informatics
Human Services Administration
Organizational Leadership

  • Receive GRE and application fee waivers to easily complete the application process.
  • Take advantage of the Double Bear Scholarship for the entire length of the degree program, $2,000 scholarship for full-time enrollment and $1,000 scholarship for half-time enrollment.

Program requirements

  • Complete at least 32 semester hours of undergraduate coursework at Mercer.
  • Hold an overall GPA of 3.0 (including any transfer credits), an overall GPA of 3.0 at Mercer, a 3.0 GPA in all COPA core curriculum courses (if applicable), and a 3.0 GPA in all major courses at Mercer
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in all major undergraduate coursework at Mercer


Connect with our Office of Graduate Admissions

Corey Geer
Director of Graduate Admissions