Graduate Admission

Application Information

Application Information

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
  • Resum√©
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations
  • 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:
Merrimack College
Graduate Admission GL43
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

Dates and Deadlines

On-Campus Programs

Term Starts Application Deadlines
Summer II 2019 Jul 8, 2019 Jul 5, 2019 (Domestic)
Jun 5, 2019 (International)
Fall 2019 Sept 3, 2019 Aug 30, 2019 (Domestic)
Jul 30, 2019 (International)
Spring 2020 Jan 16, 2020 Jan 13, 2020 (Domestic)
Dec 10, 2019 (International)

Online Programs

Term Starts Application Deadline
Summer II 2019 Jul 8, 2019 Jun 24, 2019
Fall 2019 Sept 3, 2019 Aug 27, 2019
Fall II 2019 Oct 28, 2019 Oct 23, 2019
Spring 2020 Jan 20, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

Fellowships

Program Starts Application Deadlines
Accounting and Management Fellowships Fall 2019 May 31, 2019
Clinical Counseling Fellowships (School Counseling) Fall 2019 June 15, 2019
Clinical Counseling Fellowships (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) Fall 2019 July 21, 2019
Criminology Fellowships Fall 2019 July 15, 2019
Education Fellowships Summer 2019 Rolling Admission
Engineering Fellowships Fall 2019 April 15, 2019 (Domestic)
April 15, 2019 (International)
Health Sciences Fellowships Fall 2019 Rolling Admission

 

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

Students whose TOEFL iBT score is at least 55 but lower than 84 can still enter, but will have a longer course of study by enrolling in the pre-master’s program

- Copy of Passport

 

- Certificate 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.