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Graduate Programs

Application Information

Applications for the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) program are accepted online, and are reviewed by the Graduate Education Admissions Committee once complete. Click on “Apply Now” to get started.

You will be required to create an account by registering a username and password. Registering an account will allow you to start an application, save, and then log back in at any time to complete it before submission.

  • Your essay(s), resume, and any additional documents may be uploaded electronically through the application portal.
  • You can also enter electronic contact information for your recommenders and they will be sent an email with a link prompting them to complete your recommendation online. You can also choose to mail in hard copies of your letters of recommendation.
  • Enrollment history is collected in the online application. However, an official copy of your transcript(s) must be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Application Deadlines

  • Traditional enrollment: rolling admission
    Only completed applications will be reviewed. The Graduate Education Admissions Committee may respond to an applicant for clarification of any application components.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance as soon as the Committee has made a decision.
  • Fellowship: Winter 2014
    Applications will be reviewed and acceptances emailed after the application deadline. 

Applications for both programs (traditional and Fellowship) are accepted through the same online portal.

Mailed materials should be sent to:

Merrimack College
ATTN: Office of Admissions
315 Turnpike Street, A-22
North Andover, MA 01845

All applicants for the Master of Education program:
(additional requirements for the specific programs are below)

  • Completed application
    Apply using our online application which you can access by clicking the Apply Now button on the right.  
  • Official transcripts
    Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended are required (including any coursework taken at community colleges). Transcripts must show course titles, dates, and grades. Additionally, transcripts for programs for which a degree was earned must show a degree conferral. Degree conferrals must include the name of the degree conferred, the month and year the degree was conferred, and the name of the institution conferring the degree.  Official transcripts must be submitted in envelopes sealed by the institution’s registrar. Transcripts must be original documents bearing the institutional seal and signature of the institution’s registrar. Transcripts may be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admission or to the applicant to be included with other mailed materials.
  • Resume
     Applicants are encouraged to submit a current resume that summarizes relevant job experience and education. You may also include relevant activities, awards, and interests. (Can be submitted through the online application, or mailed in.)
  • Personal statement (500 words) that explains your interest in education and your future goals.
  • Letters of professional reference
    Two (2) letters of reference are required. Letters of reference should come from individuals with whom you have studied and/or under whose immediate supervision you have worked in a professional capacity, or others who you believe are in a position to offer pertinent appraisal of your skills and ability.  (For Higher Education, the letters should be from  at least one professor and one college administrator.  For Community Engagement, at least one letter should be from a supervisor in a non-profit, higher education or K-12 education setting.)
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
    The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is designed to measure an applicant’s ability to communicate in English in a college or university setting. The test is currently offered in two forms (Internet-based and paper-based) and Merrimack College School of Education accepts both formats.  An official score report should be submitted with your application materials.


Additional materials for a K-12 Education program (teacher education):

  • Official scores from the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
    It is strongly recommended that applicants have passed at least the Communications and Literacy Skills (01) test. 
  • A copy of current teaching license(s), if applicable
    A current teaching license is not required for admission into a licensure graduate program. However, if you do hold a current teaching license, we encourage you to include a copy with your application materials. 


If you have any questions about your application, please contact the Graduate Program office at 978-837-5073 or