Mars Hill University’s Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) programs have been serving non-traditional learners in western North Carolina since the 1970s. An enrollment path for working adults, Mars Hill’s Adult and Graduate Studies programs provide an opportunity for students to begin or complete an undergraduate degree, graduate degrees or teacher licensure and licensure add-ons . AGS programs are core to the university’s mission of educating students to be leaders in their professions and communities. Students benefit from small classes, dedicated faculty, and evening schedules that meet the needs of working adults.
Classes meet in three convenient locations and rotate between our Mars Hill, Asheville, and Burnsville, North Carolina, sites. Limited online and semi-online classes are also available.
Adult Studies classes are offered on campus, online and in Asheville and Burnsville, NC. Enrollment may be for one course or for several each semester. Some classes are offered in a short term format (9-week terms), while others meet throughout an entire semester (16 weeks).
Business Management (B.S.)
Criminal Justice (B.S.)
Elementary Education (B.A.)
Integrated Education (B.A.)
Middle Grades Education (B.A.)
Special Education (B.A.)
Social Work (B.S.W.)
R.N. to B.S.N. (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
Mars Hill University Graduate Studies prepares students to be leaders in their fields and communities, pairing rigorous academic study with professional career development. Building on the University’s core liberal arts values and mission, MHU Graduate Studies recognizes the world of work as a central partner to the growth and development of graduate students. MHU Graduate Studies provides working adults and recent college graduate the opportunity to pursue a Master of Education, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, or a Master of Management degree. The M.Ed. and M.A.C.J. programs are geared for working adults and offer classes in the evenings and online. The M.M. serves recent college graduates embarking on their professional careers.