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
- Interview OR personal statement
- Contact information for one reference OR one letter of recommendation
- Standardized test scores (optional)
- Fellowship applications and some graduate programs may require additional essays and/or interviews
We reserve the right to request additional information, at our discretion, as needed to enable us to make a final admission decision.
Dates and Deadlines
|Spring 2024||January 17, 2024||January 3, 2024 (Domestic) December 3, 2023 (International)|
|Summer I 2024||May 20, 2024||May 6, 2024 (Domestic) April 6, 2024 (International)|
|Summer II 2024||July 8, 2024||June 24, 2024 (Domestic) May 24, 2024 (International)|
|Fall 2024||August 26, 2024||August 12, 2024 (Domestic) July 12, 2024 (International)|
|Fall II 2023||October 23, 2023||October 11, 2023|
|Spring I 2024||January 16, 2024||January 3, 2024|
|Spring II 2024||March 11, 2024||February 26, 2024|
|Summer I 2024||May 6, 2024||April 22, 2024|
|Summer II 2024||July 1, 2024||June 17, 2024|
|Fall I 2024||August 26, 2024||August 12, 2024|
|Program||Starts||Application Priority Deadlines *|
|Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Fall 2024||early February, 2024|
|Community Engagement||Summer 2024||early February, 2024|
|Criminology and Criminal Justice||Fall 2024||early February, 2024|
|Exercise and Sport Science||Summer/Fall 2024||early February, 2024|
|Health Promotion and Management||Summer/Fall 2024||early February, 2024|
|Higher Education||Summer 2024||early January, 2024|
|Public Affairs||Fall 2024||early February, 2024|
|School Counseling||Fall 2024||early February, 2024|
|Social Work||Fall 2024||early February, 2024|
|Teacher Education||Summer 2024||early January, 2024|
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.