About Reinhardt

About Reinhardt University

Since its founding in 1883, Reinhardt has focused on meeting student needs one person at a time.

This personalized education approach is best provided in small classes by talented professors who challenge with care. And, as Cherokee County's only institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, Reinhardt has long been a popular resource for young people from the bordering counties of Bartow, Cobb, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon and Pickens. As the institution has grown, it has also remained committed to providing a quality education at an affordable price.

Students find Reinhardt’s academic programs engaging, challenging and relevant - an investment that yields positive returns to their personal and professional lives. Graduates who take full advantage of Reinhardt’s opportunities enter their chosen profession with the richness of a broad, liberal arts education coupled with specific professional preparation through participation in engaging classroom experiences, co-curricular enrichment opportunities, challenging research projects, rewarding service initiatives, exciting internships, and life-transforming studies abroad.

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Choose from more than 40 areas of study

Reinhardt students can choose from six graduate programs or 40+ undergraduate programs of study which range from business, education and music to political science, theater and digital art. In addition, Reinhardt's Public Safety Institute includes a Police Academy which offers P.O.S.T. Basic Peace Officer Certification and 15 credit hours towards an associate degree in criminal justice and other public-safety related programs.

Dr. Kenneth H. Wheeler
Professor of History

Benefit from Programs Designed for Working Adults and Graduate Students

For those seeking to finish a degree or advance professionally, Reinhardt's adult and online completion programs have been designed with you in mind.  You'll enjoy learning information and skills you can apply immediately, as well as convenient and online classes, simplified registration and professors with extensive real-world experience. 

The Master of Business Administration addresses a broad base of skills and allows students to immediately put theory into action in an individualized, hands-on program. The Master of Arts in teaching in elementary education offers students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education the opportunity to attend a high quality evening program and earn a graduate degree in early childhood education and initial certification.

The Executive Command and Leadership-Master of Public Administration through Reinhardt's Public Safety Institute offers a career enhancement path for individuals who are employed by, or interested, or working within, public safety, private, nonprofit, or public service. The Master of Fine Arts in creative writing offers classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir and script writing and benefit those who wish to be published authors. The Master of Science and Sport Leadership is a fully online degree that focuses on business and leadership in the athletic industry.




Come for a visit!

The best way to evaluate Reinhardt is to see it for yourself. The admissions office offers weekday tours on the Waleska Campus Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.  For a reservation, please call 770-720-5526 or make an online reservation at www.reinhardt.edu/visit.

For Adult & Graduate Programs, make an individual appointment.

Office of Admission
770-720-5899 fax


Debbie Blount

"Reinhardt changed my life."



Reinhardt students, no matter their age or stage in life, are encouraged to develop socially, personally, spiritually, morally and physically. Reinhardt administrators are fond of saying, "How you live your life is even more important than what you do for a living."  As a result, intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, residential life, student clubs and organizations, religious activities, service projects, leadership opportunities, recreational clubs, internships, study abroad programs and student work responsibilities provide rich experiences that supplement classroom instruction.