Admission Requirements

You must have a completed bachelor’s degree to apply. 

You must also submit: 

  • An application form
  • A personal essay explaining the reasons for pursuing the CSL graduate certificate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • All transcripts from previous studies

Students should already be in a professional leadership role when enrolling in the certificate program. Applicants whose first language is not English will be asked to provide proof of English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS results in accordance with Merrimack’s policy).

Contact Us

Please contact the Office of Graduate Students at or 978-837-3563. 

Reserve an Informational Call with the Assistant Dean