Adult Undergraduate
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"I found my purpose."
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Asheville   Burnsville   Mars Hill

Adult Undergraduate

Mars Hill University Adult and Graduate Studies offers five undergraduate degree programs, as well as licensure and certification opportunities, to working adults and non-traditional students. MHU-AGS students are a vibrant part of the Mars Hill community, taking evening classes on the main campus and at the Asheville Center for Adult and Graduate Studies in Arden. Providing unparalleled adult education in western North Carolina for almost 50 years, MHU-AGS has open and rolling admission for fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Program History

Mars Hill University is the oldest educational institution on its original site in Western North Carolina. It was founded in 1856 by citizens to serve the people of Western North Carolina. The University cultivates values and builds on a rich heritage of liberal arts education. As early as 1901, the college ran a teacher-institute to provide in-service training for public school educators. In 1934, it pioneered the “pastor’s school” to give ministers structured periods of study, and in 1970, it launched the Career Opportunities Program (COP) to provide teacher assistants with classes leading to baccalaureate degrees. In 1974, the Continuing Education Program, an inspired creation of the COP was launched. The ACCESS program (Accelerated Credit, Continuing Education, and Summer School) served many career-minded professionals for decades. With the launch of the college’s first graduate-level program, the Master of Education, the program was reintroduced as Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS). August 2013 marked the date that the institution as a whole transitioned from Mars Hill College to Mars Hill University.

 

Steps to Enrollment

  • Apply to Adult and Graduate Studies — filling out a brief application will open your file with our AGS staff and help us make sure we have all of the information we need from you.
  • Fill out the FAFSA–filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will help you know exactly where you stand with potential financial aid for school and also helps our financial aid office to know you are interested in additional information.
  • Set up a meeting with Adult and Graduate Studies (email ags@mhu.edu).

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Tuition & Fees

Contact Information:

Jenny Webb
Outreach and Admissions Counselor (Adult and Graduate Studies)
t: 828.689.1119
jwebb@mhu.edu

Adult Studies Degrees

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).

Licensure-Only