Graduate Admissions

Admission requirements

Applicants seeking graduate admission must have a bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree with an acceptable grade point average from a college or university accredited by an institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; a major in business is not required. The admission decision is based upon assessment of the applicant’s ability for successful graduate study. This assessment will be based upon aptitude, measured by the GMAT or GRE, previous academic record, and in some instances, successful managerial experience.


Priority Application Deadlines

Fall I (August): March 15
Fall II (October): August 15
Spring I (January): October 15
Spring II (March): January 15
Summer (May): March 15

Applicants may still apply after the priority deadline and will be admitted on a rolling basis prior to the start of the term.

Application checklist

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

  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for international applicants)
  • Official GMAT or GRE Test Score*
    Applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and achieve a qualifying score. Applicants holding a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent international graduate degree may waive the GMAT requirement. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation, but an official score report will be required for applicants who are offered admission.

*Stetson-Hatcher School of Business applicants may be admitted without submitting test scores through Fall 2021 if they meet other admissions criteria. Applicants will be able to indicate on the application for admission if they are applying as Test Optional.

  • Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions
    Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for application review; official transcripts are required upon admission. Health Care MBA and Innovation MBA applicants must submit official transcripts for application review.

    Transcripts must be submitted from ALL previously attended institutions. Former Mercer University students are not required to request a Mercer transcript. Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts via the application portal, or email copies to the Office of Admissions. Unofficial or official copies should be sent to or for Macon-based MBA programs. Official transcripts may also be mailed to:

Atlanta Campus

Mercer University
Stetson-Hatcher School of Business
Office of Admissions
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Macon Campus

Mercer University
Stetson-Hatcher School of Business
Office of Admissions
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207

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

Additional Requirements for Combined Degree Applicants

Applicants seeking admission to a combined degree program must meet requirements for both the School of Business and the College or School at Mercer of interest. To learn more about combined degree admission requirements, visit:

Connect with our Office of Graduate Admissions

678.547.6300 or

478.301.2835 or