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Graduate Admission

Powerful real-world opportunities


Faculty who are committed to your future. Co-op, internship, and networking opportunities that prepare you to succeed. Knowledge that expands your world view. A vibrant, close-knit community that brings people together. Ideas that enrich your life. An investment with lifelong returns.

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Programs to fit your goals

The Graduate Programs at merrimack offer:
  • Accelerated one-year, full-time; self-paced part-time; and two-year formats
  • Evening classes for students who work or intern during the day
  • Valuable internship and field-based experience opportunities
  • Career development resources and support
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • A strong network of successful alumni in many fields and positions
  • Fellowships and Assistantships which cover half or the full cost of tuition

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Practical, Meet Personal.

Fostering growth and endless potential

A master’s degree from Merrimack promises practical timeframes to meet your schedule demands, practical experiences for a competitive edge in the job market, and practical, affordable programs - all this with the very personal benefits of face to face connections with faculty and students, and a strong network of friends and professional networking opportunities.

98%

of the graduate 2014 class had a job, partnership or a year of service within 9 months of graduation

46%

of the graduate class of 2014 participated in an additional learning experience: fellowship, internship, cooperative education, or field experience.

13:1

Our student-teacher ratio means our professors and students connect on a personal level inside and outside the classroom.

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My internship at the Alliance of YMCAs has been such an amazing educational and professionally rewarding experience. I now have hands-on experience in developing programs using various health promotion strategies in order to address health disparities within communities.”

Ashley Wright, Health and Wellness Management

NAME

Ashley Wright

Graduating Class

2016

Degree

Health and Wellness Management

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My company is more willing to let you go out on field tests with more experience. Completing my graduate degree will allow me to progress through the employee levels quicker and will open up more opportunities for me. At Merrimack, I am able to take evening courses after work so I can continue working full-time while earning my degree.”

Justin Piekos, Computer Science

NAME

Justin Piekos

Graduating Class

2017

Degree

Computer Science

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The professors were a tremendous help. They helped me understand how my skills could apply in the real world. I stopped in the office of Professor Franco Capaldi more times than I could count. He encouraged me to think like an engineer and refine my researching abilities. Now I can sift through information to find exactly what I need and put it to use.”

Mike Scuzzarella, Mechanical Engineering

NAME

Mike Scuzzarella

Graduating Class

2013

Degree

Mechanical Engineering

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Although technical details are important, the actual learning atmosphere is as well – especially for an international student like me who is far from home in India. The environment at Merrimack is very tranquil and friendly, and every professor and all the students are very supportive.”

Vivek Sharma, Mechanical Engineering

NAME

Vivek Sharma

Graduating Class

2016

Degree

Mechanical Engineering

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I enjoy working in my internship environment. Everyone is very supportive and willing to share their experience. The staff at the Essex County Sheriff’s Department has welcomed me and encouraged me as I pursue my master’s degree.”

Mary Murphy, Criminology and Criminal Justice

NAME

Mary Murphy

Graduating Class

2016

Degree

Criminology and Criminal Justice

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My future goal is to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, and my fellowship allows me to get valuable coaching experience, while developing my abilities both personally and professionally. I like to help individuals reach their potential and give them the tools to be successful.”

Shaun Fishel, Exercise and Sport Science

NAME

Shaun Fishel

Graduating Class

2016

Degree

Exercise and Sport Science

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I was looking for something that would translate more globally. I wanted to get a better grasp of what it takes to build a world-class organization, and to translate my education and work experience into an international career. Merrimack’s MSM offerings seemed to fit exactly what I was looking for.”

Sarah Bourouphaels, Master of Science in Management

NAME

Sarah Bourouphaels

Graduating Class

2015

Degree

Master of Science in Management

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While working with high school students in California, I realized I wanted to impact the students in a stronger way. I chose Merrimack’s Higher Education fellowship program. As part of my coursework, I co-presented at a national conference which gave me the opportunity to expand my network as well as make connections with other higher educational professsionals.”

Tara Strong, Higher Education

NAME

Tara Strong

Graduating Class

2013

Degree

Higher Education

Take it to the next level - the graduate level - at Merrimack.