Winston School of Education and Social Policy

Our vision is to educate for social transformation.

Helping to Change the World

In the Winston School of Education and Social Policy, we believe that education is a transformative practice that changes the world.

Our dynamic, rigorous programs prepare students to engage with communities by linking theory, research and practice. With a focus on ethics and professionalism, we mentor students to be reflective and engaged educators, practitioners and advocates for the common good.



The Winston School of Education and Social Policy offers undergraduate programs in criminology and criminal justice; education; human development and human services; and STEM education. 

Study for an exciting career in criminal justice, forensics, law or other related fields.

Imagine Studying in the Winston School of Education and Social Policy

Here, you’ll link theory, research and practice to make an impact in the classroom, in your community, and around the world. Featuring classes taught by highly experienced faculty, the Winston School of Education and Social Policy is the perfect place for you to make your mark.

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Graduate Programs with a Focus on Social Justice, Engaging Citizens

Merrimack provides an array of graduate education programs whose curricular focus is on the impact of social justice and engaging citizens for the greater social good. We prepare students to think critically, solve problems creatively and develop solutions to today’s most significant societal challenges.



Christine Shaw, Ph.D., professor of practice in graduate education, assisted the Linwood Ambulance in North Woodstock, NH, to obtain a SAMSA grant that will allow for more training and professional development opportunities for first responders. This project will create 20 new EMTs and educate an additional 230 EMTs on topics including mental health, opioid addiction, and substance abuse. This will also provide education to recertify all EMTs that take the education.

Supporting Our Educators

Through the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support, the WInston School of Education and Social Policy has taken the lead in providing support, resources and professional-development opportunities to new teachers during their first few years in the field.

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of 2021 education  graduates had a job or participated in service or graduate programs within nine months of graduation.


of 2021 education graduates engaged in experiential learning – participating in an internship, practicum or co-op.


of 2021 education graduates attended graduate school, including Northeastern School of Law, Tufts University and Merrimack.