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:

Reduced Tuition.

With a Provost or Presidential Fellowship in the School of 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 Dates for the 2023-2024 Health Sciences Graduate Fellowship Program

  • February 15, 2023: Final fellowship application deadline. Students must apply (and be accepted to) their graduate program of choice no later than February 15, 2023. 
  • February 16, 2023: Deadline for initial ranking form submission.  Students who are accepted for admission and invited to interview for a fellowship, will be eligible to review and rank their preferred positions. Fellowship positions will be available for viewing in late January. Please note: we do not guarantee that you will be invited to interview for your top selections.
  • February 21-23, 2023: First round of interviews will take place. (Remaining fellowships will be available on a rolling basis). 
  • February 24, 2023 by 11:59 pm: Students and sites must complete and submit their post-interview ranking forms, ranking their preferences for final placement.
  • Mid-March, 2023: Match letters will be sent to all students and supervisors.

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.

Fellowship Positions

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 a your graduate tuition and include a 9-month, unpaid fellowship placement of 15 hours per week.

Please view the below documents for the full list and detailed descriptions of fellowships available for each master’s program:

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