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
  • 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 A22
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

If electronic delivery is available at your institution, please have your official transcript 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.

Dates and Deadlines

On-Campus Programs

Term Starts Application 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)

Online Programs

Term Starts Application Deadline
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
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 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.