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.

It’s Easy to Apply Online

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

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)

Fall 2023

August 28, 2023

August 14, 2023 (Domestic)

July 14, 2023 (International)

Online Programs

TermStartsApplication Deadline
Fall II 2022October 24, 2022October 10, 2022
Spring I 2023January 16, 2023January 5, 2023
Spring II 2023March 13, 2023March 1, 2023
Summer I 2023May 8, 2023April 24, 2023
Summer II 2023July 3, 2023June 19, 2023
Fall I 2023August 2023, TBAAugust 2023, TBA


ProgramStartsApplication Priority Deadlines *
Clinical Mental Health CounselingFall 2023February 15, 2023
Community Engagement Summer 2023February 15, 2023
Community Health EducationSummer/Fall 2023February 15, 2023
Criminology and Criminal JusticeFall 2023February 15, 2023
Exercise and Sport ScienceSummer/Fall 2023February 15, 2023
Health and Wellness ManagementSummer/Fall 2023February 15, 2023
Higher Education FellowshipsSummer 2023January 5, 2023
Public AffairsFall 2023February 15, 2023
School Counseling FellowshipsFall 2023February 15, 2023
Social WorkFall 2023February 15, 2023
Teacher Education FellowshipsSummer 2023January 5, 2023

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.