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Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hear from program representatives about our career-focused curriculum, top-notch faculty, field experience opportunities, applicable scholarships and fellowships, and more! Admissions representatives will also be available after the session to answer your questions about how to apply, financial aid, and anything else you may want to know about our graduate programs.

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Master’s Degree for Public Affairs: Why Merrimack College?

Develop interdisciplinary skills.

Merrimack College’s public affairs degree equips you with marketable expertise that you can adapt for a variety of roles. You’ll acquire practical skills in public administration, organizational leadership, finance, communication, data analysis, public policy and more, gaining the ability to address complex problems and craft innovative solutions.

Specialize in issues that matter to you.

Our graduate degree in public affairs grants you the freedom to focus on the public policy issues you care about most. The program culminates in a capstone project or internship that may include original research, public policy design, in-depth analysis, fieldwork or other hands-on activity.

Connect with public administration professionals.

Merrimack has active partnerships throughout the public affairs community. You’ll interact with legislators, nonprofit directors, government officials, public policy experts, political advocates and other leaders.

Build strong faculty relationships.

You’ll study public administration in small classes led by attentive, highly engaged instructors. Our faculty experts include scholars such as Dr. Anne Boxberger Flaherty, Dr. Harry Wessel and Dr. Brad Miller, as well as veteran public administrators such as Andrew Maylor and Sarah Stanton.

Join a committed community.

Merrimack’s public affairs graduate degree caters to a diverse, engaged and enthusiastic student cohort. Whether you’re just entering the workforce, seeking a promotion or migrating into public administration from another profession, our master’s degree in public affairs will help you take the next step.