Applications are accepted online and reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee once complete.
Create your account by registering a username and password. This will allow you to start an application, save and log back in at any time to complete it before submission.
Please review our graduate admission and academic policies here.
A complete application includes:
- Online application
- Official College Transcripts from all institutions attended
- Personal Statement
- Essays (required by fellowships and some graduate programs)
- Standardized test scores (optional)
- Interviews (required by some graduate programs, including fellowships and assistantships)
Official transcripts should be mailed to:
Graduate Admission A22
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845
If electronic delivery is available at your institution, please have your official transcript sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re still working toward your bachelor’s degree, please request that an official transcript from your school’s Registrar be sent to our office. Once your bachelor’s degree is conferred, you’ll have to request that a final official copy be sent to our office at that time. Your application will continue to show that we are still awaiting your final official transcript until we receive it. We will be able to review your application for a decision with the transcript on file.
Dates and Deadlines
|Summer II 2020||July 6, 2020|| June 29, 2020 (Domestic)
June 5, 2020 (International)
|Fall 2020||Sept 1, 2020|| Aug 24, 2020 (Domestic)
July 27, 2020 (International)
|Spring 2021||Jan 25, 2021|| Jan 18, 2021 (Domestic)
Dec 14, 2020 (International)
|Summer I 2021||May 24, 2021|| May 17, 2021 (Domestic)
April 17, 2021 (International)
|Summer II 2021||July 12, 2021|| July 5, 2021 (Domestic)
June 5, 2021 (International)
|Fall 2020||Aug 31, 2020||Aug 24, 2020*|
|Fall II 2020||Oct 26, 2020||Oct 12, 2020|
|Spring I 2021||Jan 18, 2021||Jan 4, 2021|
|Spring II 2021||Mar 15, 2021||Mar 1, 2021|
|Summer I 2021||May 10, 2021||April 26, 2021|
|Summer II 2021||July 12, 2021||June 28, 2021|
*The priority deadline for Fall 2020 is August 17, 2020 to be guaranteed a spot in the program.
|Program||Starts||Application Priority Deadlines|
|Biology||Fall 2021||February 15, 2021|
|Clinical Mental Health Counseling Fellowships||Fall 2021||February 15, 2021|
|Community Engagement Fellowships||Summer 2021||February 15, 2021, then rolling while placements are still available|
|Criminology Fellowships||Fall 2021||February 15, 2021|
|Engineering Fellowships||Fall 2021||February 15, 2021|
|Health Sciences Fellowships*||Spring 2021||January 18, 2021|
|Health Sciences Fellowships*||Summer/Fall 2021||February 15, 2021, then rolling while placements are still available|
|Higher Education Fellowships||Summer 2021||December 10, 2020|
|Public Affairs||Fall 2021||February 15, 2021, then rolling while placements are available|
|School Counseling Fellowships||Fall 2021||February 15, 2021|
|Teacher Education Fellowships||Summer 2021||December 10, 2020|
* Note Fellowships are not available for the M.S. in Athletic Training program
International Student Requirements
- Proof of English Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not earned an academic degree in the U.S. must submit proof of English proficiency. This graduate entry requirement to Merrimack College can be demonstrated in any of the following ways:
- A minimum TOEFL score of 84 on the internet-based test-iBT (with a minimum of 21 on the writing subset)
- A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0
- A minimum PTE Academic score of 56
- A minimum GTEC CBT score of 1200
- A minimum Duolingo score of 110
- Information about IELTS test scores:
If you are requesting your official IELTS results please have them sent with the EXACT information below:
Account Name: Merrimack College Graduate Admission
Address: 315 Turnpike Street
City: North Andover
Zip code: 01845
- Copy of Passport
- Declaration of Finances
The form must be completed by all students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to be enrolled full-time at Merrimack College. The International Declaration of Finances form must be accompanied by current (no older than nine months) proof of funding for the first year of studies in the form of a notarized bank letter. The total costs that must be documented can be found on the form.
Verification of Credentials
It is the policy of the Office of Graduate Studies to verify all credentials submitted in support of an application. All transcripts, recommendations, publications, standardized test scores, and supplemental materials must be traceable to their source in order to confirm their authenticity. Written materials submitted by an applicant may be subject to review for the purpose of identifying plagiarism.