School of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Programs

Arts & Sciences Graduate Programs

With a master’s degree in applied chemistry, biology, communication,  public administration, or spirituality, you can help find answers to the big questions affecting individuals and communities.

Arts & Sciences Master’s Degrees: Why Merrimack College?

Our master’s degrees and certificates in public administration, biology, applied chemistry, communication and spirituality are united in their commitment to principled community service. All of Merrimack’s arts & sciences graduate programs equip you with practical tools to empower individuals, provide moral guidance and advocate for social justice.

At Merrimack, you will:

Gain the skills and experience to touch people’s lives.

Public affairs, clinical mental health counseling and spiritual leadership are helping professions that affect millions of Americans. At Merrimack, you’ll gain expertise that has real impact and enhances your ability to shape a better world.

Get extensive attention from professors.

You’ll learn in small classes on a tight-knit campus, building strong faculty relationships that enhance your education and your career in public affairs, clinical mental health counseling or spiritual guidance.

Build a broad, deep academic foundation.

As a mission-driven College rooted in the Augustinian tradition, Merrimack offers a unique type of graduate education. You’ll explore the intellectual, moral and spiritual dimensions of complex issues, building a versatile framework for scholarly inquiry and civic engagement.

Move your career forward.

Whether you’re seeking to work in government service, nonprofit leadership, communications, social work, spiritual guidance or the biology and chemistry fields, you’ll gain the expertise you need to raise your professional trajectory.

Expand your network.

Merrimack College has robust partnerships throughout Greater Boston. Our high profile and active engagement in the community yield ongoing opportunities for you to interact with practitioners in your field and forge career-building connections.

Explore Our Master’s Degrees in the Arts & Sciences

The Merrimack College School of Arts and Sciences offers the following master’s degrees and graduate certificates:

Merrimack’s graduate programs in public administration, biology, applied chemistry, communication and spirituality all cater to students from diverse backgrounds. With full- and part-time options, evening classes and generous financial support, our master’s degrees can almost surely fit into your work schedule and your budget.

Merrimack has a supportive culture that values collaboration over competition. You’ll belong to a diverse community that welcomes students of many backgrounds, including recent college graduates, young professionals, working adults and career changers.

“The ratio of teachers to students is very good. Professors go out of their way to attend to each person’s needs and guide us in the right direction.”

Careers in Biology, Applied Chemistry, Communication, Public Administration and Spiritual Leadership

All of our arts & sciences master’s degree and certificate programs equip you to improve people’s lives on a broad scale. 

After completing a master’s degree or graduate certificate from Merrimack’s School of Arts and Sciences, our students have gone on to work in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Social work
  • Youth programming
  • Government administration
  • Religious education
  • Public policy
  • Suicide prevention
  • Urban planning
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Life coaching
  • Fundraising
  • Social science research

Merrimack’s graduate students now work for organizations such as:

  • Groundwork Lawrence
  • Beth Israel Lahey Behavioral Health Services
  • Clearview Horizons
  • Rise for Wellness
  • Cultivate Care Farms
  • Essex County Drug Diversion
  • Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Boston Tamil Catholic Group
  • Grace Chapel
  • Pressed for Success

Scholarships and Fellowships

Graduate scholarships and fellowships can provide significant tuition discounts of up to 100%.

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