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)

Dates and Deadlines

Term Starts Application Deadline International Application Deadline
Fall 2018 September 4, 2018 August 24, 2018 July 23, 2018
Spring 2019 January 16, 2019 January 7, 2019 December 10, 2018
Fellowships (Education) Summer 2019 January 10, 2019 January 10, 2019
Fellowships (Health Sciences) Spring 2019 January 7, 2019 December 10, 2018
Fellowships (Health Sciences)  Fall 2019 February 15, 2019 February 15, 2019
Spring I 2019 Online Programs January 21, 2019 January 7, 2019  N/A
Spring II 2019 Online Programs March 18, 2019 March 6, 2019  N/A
Summer I 2019 May 20, 2019 May 13, 2019 April 13, 2019
Summer I 2019 Online Programs May 13, 2019  May 1, 2019  N/A
Summer II 2019 July 8, 2019 July 1, 2019 June 1, 2019
Summer II 2019 Online Programs July 8, 2019 June 26, 2019  N/A
Fall 2019 TBD August 23, 2019 July 23, 2019

 

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

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.