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.

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A complete application includes:

  • Online application
  • Official College Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Resumé
  • 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)


Dates and Deadlines


On-Campus Programs



Application Deadlines

Fall 2022

August 29, 2022

August 15, 2022 (Domestic)

July 18, 2022 (International)

Spring 2023

January 17, 2023

January 5, 2023 (Domestic)

December 5, 2022 (International)

Summer I 2023

May 22, 2023

May 8, 2023 (Domestic)

April 10, 2023 (International)

Summer II 2023

July 10, 2023

June 26, 2023 (Domestic)

May 26, 2023 (International)

Online Programs

TermStartsApplication Deadline
Summer II 2022 July 5, 2022 June 21, 2022
Fall I 2022 August 29, 2022 August 15, 2022
Fall II 2022 October 24, 2022 October 10, 2022


ProgramStartsApplication Priority Deadlines *
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Fall 2022 February 15, 2022
Community Engagement  Summer 2022 February 15, 2022
Community Health Education Summer/Fall 2022 February 15, 2022
Criminology and Criminal Justice Fall 2022 February 15, 2022
Exercise and Sport Science Summer/Fall 2022 February 15, 2022,
Health and Wellness Management Summer/Fall 2022 February 15, 2022
Higher Education Fellowships Summer 2022 December 13, 2021
Public Affairs Fall 2022 February 15, 2022
School Counseling Fellowships Fall 2022 February 15, 2022
Social Work Fall 2022 February 15, 2022
Teacher Education Fellowships Summer 2022 December 13, 2021

* Submission by the priority deadline ensures you are considered for a fellowship. After the priority deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis while placements are still available.



Official transcript(s), which must be stamped and authenticated, should be issued to Merrimack College Graduate Admission and mailed to:

Merrimack College
Graduate Admission A-20
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

If electronic delivery is available at your institution, please have your official transcript issued to Merrimack College Graduate Admission and sent to

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.

International Student Requirements

- International Transcripts

International college transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), SpanTran or CED. A course-by-course evaluation must be sent directly to Merrimack College Graduate Admission from one of these evaluation agencies in order to be considered official.

Our address is:
Merrimack College
Graduate Admission, A-20
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

If electronic delivery is available, please have your official course-by-course evaluation sent to

- 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
State: MA
Zip code: 01845

- Copy of Passport


- Declaration of Finances

The declaration of finances 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 three 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.