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Advanced Certificates

Advanced Certificates are designed to help those who have already graduated with a bachelor's degree gain the knowledge and skills they need to qualify for advancement or to enter a new career field. These programs are often customized to each student depending on the student's educational background and career goals.

Certificates range from 12 and 33 academic credits, depending on the field of study. In general, no more than six undergraduate credits completed at Mercyhurst or another institution may be applied toward an advanced certificate.

Admissions Process

Applying is easy! Fill out your FREE Online Applicaiton, then have official college transcripts sent to the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education at:

Mercyhurst University
Attn: Paul Hirsch
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546

Applications for advanced certificates are accepted on a rolling basis. Once you've applied, you will receive communication for the Graduate and Continuing Education Office of Admissions.


Should you have any questions regarding the advanced certificate programs, please contact Paul Hirsch, enrollment counselor in the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education, at or (814) 824-2985.

Cost and Career Information

In compliance with the “gainful employment” regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, Mercyhurst is disclosing certain cost and career information to prospective students. You can view this information by visiting