About the College
Established in January of 2003, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is committed to serving adult learners with distinctive interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree programs that integrate theory and practice in unique ways. The college’s faculty and professional support staff are committed to offering quality learning experiences and the personal attention and support that will enable nontraditional learners to achieve their educational and career goals.
The college serves more than 1000 students and offers undergraduate degrees in public safety, human services, human resources administration and development, informatics, liberal studies, nursing preparation, and organizational leadership, as well as general education course offerings, in Atlanta, Douglas County, Eastman, Henry County, and Macon. In Newnan the college began offering undergraduate public safety in the fall of 2010. On the graduate level, the College offers master’s degrees in public safety leadership, clinical mental health counseling, and school counseling. The college also offers an educational specialist degree in school counseling and a doctorate degree in counselor education and supervision. In addition, the college enrolls a significant number of students in its certificate programs in public safety leadership institute, substance abuse counseling, executive leadership training, career development counseling, and leadership for the medical practice training.
Consistent with the mission of Mercer University, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs and lifelong learning opportunities for adults who seek leadership roles in their communities and beyond, professional transition and advancement, and lives that have meaning and purpose. The College also contributes to the quality of education provided to students enrolled in other academic units by offering general education and elective courses at the Regional Academic Centers and on the Macon and Atlanta campuses