Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management

Our health management master’s degree equips you for leadership careers in corporate wellness, public health, fitness programming and related fields.

Finish in as little as 9 to 12 months. Study online or on campus.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024 
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Learn about Merrimack's graduate programs, full- and half-tuition graduate fellowship opportunities, scholarships and financial aid, how to apply, and more!

Health and Wellness Management Master’s Degree: Why Merrimack?

You can make a strong impression in the job market with a health management master’s degree from Merrimack. Our program is known for its:

One-of-a-kind fellowships.

If you qualify for one of Merrimack’s unique health and wellness management fellowships, you can gain hundreds of hours of hands-on workplace experience with high-profile partners such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Tufts Medical Center, or the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Health management fellowships include a 50-100% tuition reduction.

Superior faculty.

You’ll build relationships with seasoned health management practitioners, including nationally renowned researchers such as Juliana Cohen and industry veterans such as Allison Higgins, Raytheon’s former manager of corporate wellness. Merrimack professors combine academic distinction with extensive clinical experience, offering practical insights that go far beyond standard textbook curriculum.

Exceptional interdisciplinary training.

Merrimack’s health and wellness master’s degree provides tightly integrated expertise in health, wellness, business, administration and policy. Few U.S. graduate programs offer a comparable package, so our health and wellness program elevates you to the top of the hiring pool and qualifies you for leadership positions.

Outstanding professional development.

All students in the health and wellness management program have opportunities to gain practical skills by participating in research, completing internships, conducting case studies and doing project-based assignments. The health and wellness master’s degree culminates in a capstone project that showcases your talent and strengthens your portfolio.

Program Format

  • Online, On Campus, or Hybrid

Start Terms

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer I
  • Summer II


Career Connections in Health and Wellness Management

Merrimack’s health and wellness management program enjoys a stellar reputation among employers. Our alumni are heavily recruited and have an outstanding record of achievement in the workforce.

Graduates of our health and wellness management master’s degree have gone directly into jobs with organizations such as:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA

Whether you’re interested in public health, corporate wellness, behavioral health, nutrition, health education, nonprofit leadership, community programming, public policy or another health management specialty, we can help you find job opportunities and expand your professional network to put your career on a growth trajectory.

What You’ll Learn With a Health and Wellness Management Master’s Degree

Our health management graduate degree equips you with a full suite of evidence-based methods and professional tools. It includes eight courses in health and wellness management, along with field experience and an in-depth capstone project that involves research, program implementation or another hands-on activity.

The health management master’s degree includes training in:

  • Needs assessment
  • Community program development and implementation
  • Organizational leadership
  • Public health policy
  • Management and strategic planning
  • Market analysis and community outreach
  • Program evaluation
  • Community health research
  • Disease prevention and health promotion

Class assignments in the health and wellness management graduate program examine real-world case studies and emphasize relevant, applied skills over abstract theory. The capstone project culminates in a written report, PowerPoint presentation, or other tangible product that exhibits your knowledge and augments your professional portfolio.


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Scholarship Opportunities

Fellowships in the health and wellness management master’s program can reduce your tuition by 50 percent or more.

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