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.
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:
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 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.)
Important Information for the 2024-2025 Health Science Graduate Fellowship Programs
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024
Interviews with Potential Supervisors: February 27 – March 1, 2024
Fellowship Decisions Released: March 15, 2024
First Day of Fellowship Training: August 12, 2024 (Fall I)
Courses Begin: Late August 2024
Duration of Fellowship Placement: August 26, 2024 to late June 2025
We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible for your best chance at a preferred placement. Applications will be accepted until all fellowship positions have been filled.
The process is as follows:
- Submit your online application. Be sure to indicate your fellowship interest within your application.
- Submit your initial ranking form. Students who are accepted for admission and invited to interview for a fellowship will be eligible to review and rank their preferred positions. If you are invited, your invitation will include a deadline for submitting your selections. Please note: we do not guarantee that you will be invited to interview for your top selections.
- Complete your site interviews. First round of interviews will take place.
- Submit your post-interview rankings. After the interviews, both students and sites must complete and submit their post-interview ranking forms, ranking their preferences for final placement.
- Receive your match notification. Match letters will be sent to all students and supervisors.
Please note: Participation in the fellowship placement process is NOT a guarantee of a fellowship.
Questions? All interested students should email graduate admission.
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.
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.
- 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.