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)
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)||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.