Mercyhurst University

Why Choose Health Professions at Mercyhurst?

Location. Size. Opportunity.

The Mercyhurst University School of Health Professions and Public Health was created in 2013 to meet the high demand for 21st century health leaders. Students choose Mercyhurst for its location and size, but more because they want to experience the energizing spirit of school's motto: Carpe Diem! Seize the Day! This distinct spirit is actively cultivated and reaches far beyond the academic to create future opportunities.

Easy Access to Experience Excellence

Many students choose Mercyhurst for its location. Located only two hours or less from Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, it is far enough from home, yet close enough to return easily to family and friends. Drive time is quick from I-90, I-79, Pennsylvania Turnpike or I-71, and so is air travel into Erie International Airport. You will find many students from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and other eastern U.S. states, as well as the world. More students are choosing to stay close to home, so residents of northwestern Pennsylvania also want an easy drive to a highly regarded local school.

Powerful Personal Connections

Most students also choose Mercyhurst for its size. Mercyhurst has a total enrollment of over 4,500 students. Learning is personalized, as you know your classmates and your professors. None of the classes in any of the 26 programs in the School are taught by graduate students, for a reason: committed Mercyhurst faculty want to teach and work directly with their students. Yet, the University is large enough to develop friendships with diverse students and faculty from around the globe.

The close-knit community creates the opportunity for you to be involved on campus and stand out in the classroom. You know your classmates and develop the personal and professional bonds valued after graduation in career advancement.

With your interest in a health career, flexible options are a strong benefit of choosing programs in the School of Health Professions. Build your career based on your interests. You can easily advance with associate of science, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 26 majors and minors, two Master of Science programs, along with multiple concentrations, pre-health programs. Rigorous academics and collaboration with faculty create powerful reasons to choose Mercyhurst.

Energizing Spirit. Strong Bonds.

Students love Mercyhurst for its distinct spirit. The motto "Carpe Diem, Seize the Day" is tangible here, and students are encouraged to act and thrive in this spirit.  Learning reaches far beyond the classroom, and far beyond the academic. Grounded in the liberal arts and values of the Sisters of Mercy in a personalized setting, students are empowered as articulate, analytical and assertive leaders. Students develop not only intellectually, but also socially and ethically. With more than 50 social, cultural, religious, and academic clubs and organizations, you have strong opportunities to be involved, lead, and thrive in the spirit of Mercyhurst.

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By Mercyhurst University on August 22nd, 2019, 10:33 AM
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