School of Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate Fellowships

Health Sciences Graduate Fellowships link graduate study with an on-site practicum experience, building your professional skills and accelerating your career path.

Questions? Please contact us by email or at 978-837-3563.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a wide range of graduate fellowship opportunities, including external and internal (on-campus) positions of the following types:

  • Presidential Fellowships provide 100% of your graduate tuition and include a 9-month, unpaid fellowship placement of 25 hours per week.
  • Provost Fellowships provide 50% of your graduate tuition and include a 9-month, unpaid fellowship placement of 15 hours per week.

Why Pursue a Health Sciences Fellowship at Merrimack?

Our health sciences fellowships enrich your professional qualifications and help advance your career goals. Merrimack’s fellowships provide you with:

Reduced Tuition.

With a Provost or Presidential Fellowship in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, you’ll graduate with a Master of Science degree in as little as one year, gain unparalleled professional experience and save 50-100% on your program tuition.

Supportive Faculty and Mentors.

Each fellowship is led by experienced supervisors to support your learning, strengthen your impact and help mentor you. You’ll also have a faculty and professional academic career advisor to guide your career path.

Invaluable Hands-on Experience.

You’ll have the opportunity to work at some of the most prestigious healthcare, community health, sports performance and research institutions or businesses in the Greater Boston region. Graduates have also leveraged the fellowship experience to advance their academic qualifications and required clinical experience hours for admittance to other health professions graduate schools.

A Balanced Schedule.

Our fellowships provide a balanced schedule of part-time (15-25 hours per week) professional experience with a convenient course schedule. You may start in the spring or fall semesters. (To complete the program in one year, you must complete 32 credits within one academic year.)

We Offer Fellowships in the Following Programs

Exercise and Sport Science
Health Promotion and Management

Important Information for the Health Science Graduate Fellowship Programs

The 2025-2026 fellowship timeline and deadlines to be announced!

Questions? All interested students should email graduate admission

How to Apply

To be considered for a graduate fellowship, apply to one of our health sciences master’s degree programs and indicate your fellowship interest within your online application. We accept applicants on a rolling basis after the priority deadline.

Acceptance into the fellowship program is a competitive process. In addition to the materials required for traditional graduate admittance, the fellowship application may require additional documents and an interview.

Please note:

  • If you are offered and accept a fellowship position, you will not be eligible for any other discounts or scholarships, including a merit-based Dean scholarship or the Double Warrior alumni scholarship.
  • When you apply for the fellowship, you are also automatically considered for the traditional degree program.
  • If you are admitted into the traditional program but not offered a fellowship, you will automatically be considered for a Dean scholarship.
  • If you are originally awarded a scholarship and then are given a fellowship placement, you will no longer receive the merit scholarship. The fellowship will replace any other discounts.

Grad Chat Podcast

Our special guest is Erica Schafer, a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Exercise Sport Science. Erica shares her remarkable journey during her fellowship with the esteemed U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

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