Graduate Admission

Our master’s degrees, graduate certificates and online graduate programs equip you with marketable skills and professional experience to help you reach your career goals.

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Our Graduate Degrees Serve You Personally, So You Can Serve Your Community

Merrimack College’s graduate programs empower you to make your mark. Our master’s degrees and graduate certificates offer distinct advantages that propel you toward professional success and personal satisfaction.

Visit our graduate application page for requirements and deadlines and our graduate scholarships page for financial aid information. If you just want to talk, we’re always available at 978-837-3563 or
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Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, September 11, 2024 
from 5:30 pm 
to 6:30 pm

Learn about the Merrimack College community, application process, financial aid, your program's curriculum, professional opportunities, fellowships and more!

Grad Chat Podcast

Grad Chat is the official podcast of Merrimack’s Office of Graduate Admission. Each episode highlights a different Merrimack graduate program, with current students, alumni and program faculty joining the Merrimack graduate admission to share their stories.

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Explore our master’s degrees, graduate certificates and online graduate programs.
Our 40+ graduate programs cover a wide range of professions, but they share some key benefits, including focused career development, affordable tuition and convenient class times that accommodate working adults. Learn about the specific program you’re looking for on our list of master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Get Familiar with Merrimack’s Graduate Degrees

Talk to a graduate admissions counselor.

Here’s another way to experience the one-on-one attention that distinguishes all our graduate programs. You’ll get the same support from our counselors that you’ll get from our faculty: careful listening, knowledgeable problem-solving, responsiveness to your needs and a commitment to helping you reach your potential. Here’s how to reach us.

Join our mailing list.

Sign up here for emailed information and ongoing updates about Merrimack’s academic quality, cost value, career benefits, faculty excellence and online graduate programming. To get even more info, check the box to provide a mailing address and you’ll receive a copy of Merrimack’s graduate brochure, which describes our national rankings and accolades, as well as the professional achievements of our alumni.

Attend an information session.

Our people make our programs. That’s why Merrimack hosts open-house sessions throughout the year—so you can meet faculty and students from the specific master’s degree or certificate you’re considering. These informal gatherings encapsulate our graduate programs’ greatest strengths: personal, face-to-face and community-spirited. Here’s how to sign up.


Number of online graduate programs Merrimack offers (including online master’s degrees, graduate certificates and professional credentials)


Percentage of graduate students who receive scholarship or fellowship support.  Many of Merrimack’s unique graduate fellowship programs cover full tuition. 


Months it takes to earn a master’s degree in many of our accelerated programs.

Courtney McTague

“Each and every one of the faculty are extremely passionate about what they teach. If you need help, they are willing to go the extra mile to make sure the content is understood.”

Courtney McTague
Athletic Training
Savannah Shairs

“A graduate degree will open so many other doors. You eventually see that companies prefer a master’s degree, so at some point you may need to get one depending on the career you have chosen.”

Savannah Shairs
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Joseph Privitera

“It was clear that a master’s degree could help increase my potential. I viewed a master’s degree as a way to help me accelerate career development and enhancement.”

Joseph Privitera
Civil Engineering