Accelerated Degree Programs
Earn Your Degree with Accelerated Courses at GMercyU
Ready to open the door to new career opportunities? GMercyU makes earning the degree you need even more accessible with accelerated program options. Available on campus and online, our accelerated programs cover one course at a time, helping you focus your energies on one set of concepts.
Accelerated Programs at GMercyU
We offer accelerated courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate level. Accelerated courses typically run on the following plan:
- Undergraduate degrees and certificates: Five-week courses
- Graduate degrees and certificates: Seven-week courses
Choose from accelerated programs in business, nursing, education, and counseling.
Accelerated Business Degrees:
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Organizational Management
Earn your business bachelor’s degree with a focus on the management of people, processes, and finances.
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Health Administration
Gain skills for supporting patients and practitioners in the fast-growing health administration field.
Accelerated Master of Business Administration – Health Care Administration
Develop core business leadership skills plus specialized, advanced knowledge for directing health care operations and finance.
Accelerated Master of Business Administration – Strategic Management and Leadership
Develop executive-level skills and knowledge for starting new businesses and leading existing ones to new successes.
Accelerated Graduate Business Certificate – Strategic Management
Extend what you learned in your MBA with four courses covering strategy, marketing, finance, and accounting.
Accelerated Graduate Business Certificate – Health Care Administration
Gain sector-specific knowledge in finance, health care delivery, and health care information systems.
Accelerated Graduate Business Certificate – Leadership
Gain knowledge of corporate social responsibility, managing global teams, and more.
Accelerated Nursing Degrees
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
GMercyU's ABSN program prepares those with a bachelor’s degree in another field to transition into a nursing career.
Accelerated Health and Nursing Prerequisite Courses
Prepares you to enroll in a nursing bachelor’s degree with accelerated courses in health and laboratory sciences.
Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEMSN, Entry to Practice)
This master’s-level nursing degree is for career changers who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and want to transition to nursing with an advanced foundation of knowledge and skills.
Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner (Adult Gerontology, Family, or Pediatrics)
Gain the skills and knowledge you need to provide primary care across the lifespan.
Accelerated Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) Certificate
Enhance your previous MSN with target coursework designed to prepare you to practice as a nurse practitioner.
Accelerated Education Degrees
Accelerated Master of Science in Education – Master Teacher Program
Connect to your students more effectively with this degree for experienced classroom teachers.
Accelerated Master of Science in Education – PreK-4 Certification or Secondary Education Certification
Earn your MSEd and prepare for the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification.
Accelerated Master of Science in Special Education – PreK-12
Prepare for a career working with exceptional students in primary and middle school.
Accelerated Master of Science in Educational Administration with K-12 Principal Certification
Build skills for leading departments, schools, and connecting with communities.
Accelerated Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction Supervision
Help shape educational programs and coach teachers on best-practice teaching methods with this degree.
Accelerated K-12 Principal Certification
Educators who already hold a master’s degree can prepare for leadership as a principal or administrator.
Accelerated Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certification
Build on your master’s degree with courses designed to equip you for curriculum and instruction supervision.
Accelerated Pre-K-12 Special Education Certification
Take your teaching skills further with this special education certification program for working teachers.
Accelerated Superintendent Certification
If you hold a master’s or doctoral degree, you can build the executive skills and knowledge you need to pursue superintendent certification.
Accelerated Supervisor of Special Education Supervisor Certification
Experienced special education teachers can build skills for leading programs and mentoring new professionals.
Accelerated Executive Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Our unique Ed.D. program provides dissertation support from day one, with three concentration options.
Accelerated ABD (All But Dissertion) Doctoral Degree Completion Program
Get the support you need to complete a doctorate you began elsewhere and take your place among today’s education leaders.
Accelerated Counseling Degrees
Accelerated Master of Science in Counseling – School Counseling
Help children and young people achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and prepare for their futures.
Accelerated Master of Science in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health
Provide skilled support and empowerment to people in need as a clinical mental health counselor.
Accelerated Post-Master’s PreK-12 School Counseling Certification
Build on your previous counseling or education master’s with a certification program that teaches school counseling knowledge.
Benefits of Earning an Accelerated Degree
When you earn your degree in a program with accelerated coursework, you give yourself the opportunity to:
- Complete the same number of courses you would in a typical year while focusing on one topic at a time.
- Gain a deeper understanding of concepts within each course.
- Build meaningful relationships with each course instructor and benefit from personalized attention.