Post-Baccalaureates 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.

Each program requires a minimum of 24 new credit hours. Previous undergraduate courses cannot apply. 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Pennsylvania Teaching Certification Programs (non-degree/certificate)

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted into a Post-Baccalaureate program, student shall at the time of enrollment:

  • Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent
  • Have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours attempted across all academic institutions

The following materials are required to apply:

  • A completed free online application
  • Official transcript showing bachelor's degree or higher conferred from a federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent

After submitting your application, official college transcripts sent to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at:

Mercyhurst University
Attn: Graduate and Professional Admissions
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546

Applications for Post-Baccalaureate programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Once you've applied, you will receive communication from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions regarding your acceptance. Students in Post-Baccalaureate programs are not eligible for GA/GE positions or academic/merit-based scholarships.


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Contact Us

Colleen Hordych
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions
Phone: 814-824-2297