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
Spring 2020 Jan 16, 2019 Jan 9, 2020 (Domestic)
Dec 10, 2019 (International)
Summer I 2020 May 18, 2020 May 11, 2020 (Domestic)
April 20, 2020 (International)
Summer II 2020 July 6, 2020 Jun 29, 2020 (Domestic)
Jun 5, 2020 (International)
Fall 2020 Sept 1, 2020 Aug 24, 2020 (Domestic)
Jul 27, 2020 (International)

Online Programs

Term Starts Application Deadline
Fall II 2019 Oct 28, 2019 Oct 23, 2019
Spring 2020 Jan 20, 2020 Jan 13, 2020
Spring II 2020 Mar 16, 2020 Mar 9, 2020
Summer I 2020 May 11, 2020 May 4, 2020
Summer II 2020 July 6, 2020 June 29, 2020
Fall 2020 Aug 31, 2020 Aug 24, 2020
Fall II 2020 Oct 29, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

Fellowships

Program Starts Application Priority Deadlines
Accounting Fellowships Fall 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Fellowships Fall 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Community Engagement Fellowships Summer 2020 March 1, 2020
Criminology Fellowships Fall 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Engineering Fellowships Fall 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Health Sciences Fellowships Spring 2020 Jan 9, 2020
Health Sciences Fellowships Summer/Fall 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Higher Education Fellowships Summer 2020 December 10, 2019
Management Fellowships Fall 2020 Feb 15, 2020
School Counseling Fellowships Fall 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Teacher Education Fellowships Summer 2020 December 10, 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
  • A minimum GTEC CBT score of 1200
  • A minimum Duolingo score of 110
- 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.