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
- 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
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)
August 2023, TBA
August 2023, TBA (Domestic)
July 2023, TBA (International)
|Fall II 2022||October 24, 2022||October 10, 2022|
|Spring I 2023||January 16, 2023||January 5, 2023|
|Spring II 2023||March 13, 2023||March 1, 2023|
|Summer I 2023||May 8, 2023||April 24, 2023|
|Summer II 2023||July 3, 2023||June 19, 2023|
|Fall I 2023||August 2023, TBA||August 2023, TBA|
|Program||Starts||Application Priority Deadlines *|
|Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Fall 2023||February 15, 2023|
|Community Engagement||Summer 2023||February 15, 2023|
|Community Health Education||Summer/Fall 2023||February 15, 2023|
|Criminology and Criminal Justice||Fall 2023||February 15, 2023|
|Exercise and Sport Science||Summer/Fall 2023||February 15, 2023|
|Health and Wellness Management||Summer/Fall 2023||February 15, 2023|
|Higher Education Fellowships||Summer 2023||January 5, 2023|
|Public Affairs||Fall 2023||February 15, 2023|
|School Counseling Fellowships||Fall 2023||February 15, 2023|
|Social Work||Fall 2023||February 15, 2023|
|Teacher Education Fellowships||Summer 2023||January 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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:
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
For all programs, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution is required. Some programs may have additional required prerequisites. Please check the program of your interest for specific requirements. Prerequisite coursework can be taken at any accredited college/university, including Merrimack College. Prerequisite work must be completed with a grade B or better prior to enrolling in classes. For questions about prerequisite coursework, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.