Gwynedd Mercy University offers online and accelerated degree programs

School of Graduate & Professional Studies

Online and Accelerated Programs

With accelerated undergraduate and graduate degrees offered on campus and online, GMercyU’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies will help you earn the degree you need in the way you need it. Choose from business, education, and nursing programs offered on campus, online, or in a hybrid format that combines online and classroom study.

Flexible degree options from a University You can Trust

Our accelerated online degree programs are steeped in our Mercy tradition of service to the greater good. Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, Gwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic university committed to providing our students the knowledge and skills needed to advance in their current career or pursue a new one. In addition to offering four-year degrees on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, our School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers accelerated and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults.

Learn more about:

Online Accelerated Undergraduate Programs

Online Accelerated Graduate Programs

Online Nursing Programs

GMercyU Through and Through

Kelly Lare is currently finishing the online accelerated new teacher certification program (MSEd) at GMercyU. During the 2015-2016 school year, Kelly student-taught at Erdenheim Elementary School in Flourtown, Pa. where she put her newly learned skills to the test. 

Learn more about Kelly's path to GMercyU and how the University made her career transition a successful one. 

Online/Accelerated Undergraduate Programs

Online/Accelerated Business Degree Programs 

Associate of Science in Business Administration* - GMercyU’s two-year accelerated A.S. in Business Administration degree opens the door to an array of entry-level positions in the business world. This program is offered in a fully online format.

The following accelerated business degree program can be completed at one of our satellite campuses in the greater Philadelphia area or completely online.

B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Organizational Management* - GMercyU’s two-year accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a concentration in Organizational Management degree completion program will provide you with the technical business skills and practical management capabilities you need to succeed in a wide range or organizations.

*In addition to the University’s regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, this program has special accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). IACBE accredited member logo

Online/Accelerated Applied Psychology Program

Online/Accelerated Applied Psychology Degree Program - GMercyU's accelerated Applied Psychology degree completion program can be completed online or at one of three satellite locations in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Online/Accelerated Graduate Programs

Online/Accelerated MBA Programs

If you’re looking for online MBA programs in Pennsylvania, GMercyU offers an accelerated MBA program that can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Health Care Administration - Our accelerated MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration builds on your previous experience in health care to prepare you for executive-track career opportunities.  

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Strategic Management and Leadership - The accelerated MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management and Leadership will help you manage people, resources, and processes, while also staying focused on ethical decision-making and corporate social responsibility.  

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Transportation Leadership - The accelerated MBA with a concentration in Transportation Leadership will help you develop the skills you need to lead in a private or public transportation or logistics organization.

If you’re looking for a more traditional, fully on-ground MBA program, you can choose to enroll in the MBA program offered on our Main Campus. Classes are held two nights a week in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania.

Accelerated Online Master’s in Education Degree Programs

When it comes time to take your career in education a degree further, Gwynedd Mercy University offers the online master’s in education programs you need.

Each of the programs below is offered in a fully online format that allows you to earn your advanced education degree without interrupting your career.  You will learn with and be supported by qualified GMercyU faculty and other educators from around the country.

Online Master of Science in Educational Administration
Online Master of Science in Educational Administration – Curriculum and Instruction
Online Master of Science in Education – New Teacher Certification
Online Master of Science in Education – Master Teacher Program
Online Master of Science in Special Education (PreK-8 Certification)
Online Master of School Counseling (PreK-12th grade) 

Accelerated Online Certification Programs

The following certification programs are available to educators who want to take their careers to the next level.

Online PreK-12 Principal Certification (Post-Master's program for certified teachers)
Online PreK-12 School Counseling Certification (for teachers or counseling professionals with a master’s degree)
Online Supervisory K-12 Curriculum & Instruction Certification (for teachers with a master’s degree)
Online Special Education Certification - PreK-8 (for certified teachers with or without a master's degree)
Online Special Education Supervisor Certification (
for experienced special education professionals with a master’s or doctorate degree)

Online Doctorate of Education (EdD)

GMercyU’s accelerated online executive doctorate in educational leadership programs offers you a choice of three areas of focus: PreK-12 Schools and School Districts, Higher Education, or Special Education.

Accelerated Executive Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) 
ABD (All But Dissertation/Advanced Doctoral Candidacy) Executive Doctorate in Educational Leadership Completion Program

Online Nursing Degree Programs in Pennsylvania

RN to BSN - Offered online or on campus, the 43-credit RN to BSN program focuses on leadership, research, and serving special populations.

Gwynedd Mercy University also offers a number of other undergraduate and graduate nursing degree programs on-campus and online, including our on campus four-year BSN and Weekend BSN programs, and our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.  

For more information on our many nursing degree options, visit the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions page.

Corporate Partnership Program

Gwynedd Mercy University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies provides innovative solutions for employers and employees who want to keep pace with a rapidly changing world economy.  Our Corporate Partnership Program provides a way to build and expand workforce knowledge and skills while continuing in your current career.  Through high quality degree programs in business, education, and nursing, you and your employees can advance the mission and goals of your organization, and earn a valuable degree or certificate, in a way that fits your life.

If you are an employee of a company and wish to discuss partnership opportunities with Gwynedd Mercy University School of Graduate and Professional Studies, please contact our Director of Partnership Development, John Brennan, at 610-574-6149 or at