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Health Sciences Provost Fellowships

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

Dean and Alumni Scholarships

Dean and Alumni Scholarships are available to students who are not receiving a fellowship.

Provost Fellowships

Applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship are still being accepted. These applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for fellowship positions until all positions are filled.  Apply now.

Your Provost Fellowship provides a 50 percent savings off tuition costs. As a fellow, you’ll graduate with a Master of Science degree in as little as one year and gain unparalleled professional experience. 

The fellowship provides a balanced schedule of part-time (15 hours per week) professional experience with a convenient course schedule. Courses are taught by Health Sciences faculty who are exceptional teachers, researchers, and mentors. You will also have a faculty and professional academic career advisor to guide your career path.

For the programs in Community Health Education, Exercise and Sport Science, and Health and Wellness Management, fellows graduate in one year or less, complete 32 credits and may start in spring or fall semesters. To complete the program in one year, you must complete 32 credits within one academic year. 

About our Fellowships

With over 75 different fellowship positions to choose from, 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. Each fellowship is led by experienced supervisors to support your learning and strengthen your impact.

Each of our fellowship sites provides an unprecedented opportunity to enrich your professional qualifications and help advance your career goals through valuable hands-on experience. 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. 

Provost Fellowships are offered in three M.S. programs:


Community Health Education

This fellowship leads to a Master of Science in Community Health Education provides you with a direct path to a fulfilling career as a public health specialist, health educator, community health education director, healthcare administrator or health coach.

Exercise and Sport Science

 This fellowship leads to a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science and will prepare you to pursue a career as an exercise physiologist, health fitness manager, strength and conditioning coach, or sport injury prevention specialist, and research associate.

Health and Wellness Management

This fellowship leads to a Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management and is one of the only graduate programs in the United States to integrate wellness and business to prepare you for a career as wellness directors, employee health directors, public health specialists, health communications directors, and many others including those in business or corporations that have health products and services. 

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.

Want to Learn More about Merrimack’s Health Sciences Fellowships?

We’d be happy to answer your questions in a one-on-one conversation at a time that is convenient for you. Use the button below to view available slots.

Schedule a Call with the Graduate Admission Specialist for the School of Health Sciences