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
  • 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


  1. Click the “Apply Now” button below or go to to begin or resume your graduate application.
  2. Within your app, select “Yes” for “Are you applying to a fellowship?”
  3. Submit your application. Be sure to complete the required Fellowship essay.
  4. Receive your admission decision. If admitted to the master’s program, you’ll receive further instructions about the fellowship process
A screenshot from an iPhone displaying the question about fellowship interest on the graduate application.

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

Please note: Not all start terms apply to every program. Refer to the individual program page for information about available start terms.

On-Campus Programs

TermStartsApplication Deadlines
Fall 2024August 26, 2024

August 12, 2024 (Domestic)

July 12, 2024 (International)

*For the Master of Social Work application deadlines, please visit this page.

Spring 2025January 15, 2025

January 6, 2025 (Domestic)

December 13, 2024 (International)

Summer I & III 2025May 12, 2025

April 28, 2025 (Domestic)

March 31, 2025 (International)

Summer II 2025July 7, 2025

June 23, 2025 (Domestic)

Online Programs

TermStartsApplication Deadline
Fall I 2024August 26, 2024August 12, 2024
Fall II 2024October 21, 2024October 7, 2024
Spring I 2025January 15, 2025January 6, 2025
Spring II 2025March 17, 2025March 3, 2025
Summer I & III 2025May 12, 2025April 28, 2025
Summer II 2025July 7, 2025June 23, 2025


ProgramStartsApplication Priority Deadlines *
Clinical Mental Health CounselingFall 2024February 15, 2024
Community EngagementSummer 2024February 15, 2024
Criminology and Criminal JusticeFall 2024February 15, 2024
Exercise and Sport ScienceSummer/Fall 2024February 15, 2024
Health Promotion and ManagementSummer/Fall 2024February 15, 2024
Higher EducationSummer 2024early January, 2024
Public AffairsFall 2024February 15, 2024
School CounselingFall 2024February 15, 2024
Social WorkFall 2024February 15, 2024
Teacher EducationSummer 2024early January, 2024

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

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.

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.



  1. Have your bank create a letter similar to the one shown
  2. Please ensure that the confirmed account balance is in US dollars
  3. Please make sure that your bank letter is no older than 3 months
  4. Please make sure your bank letter is notarized


DATE (Month, Day, Year) 

To whom it may concern,

This is to certify that (YOUR NAME) is a customer of (BANK NAME) and has a foreign currency account with following number: (YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER).

We confirm that the balance on the account as of date stands at (YOUR BALANCE IN US DOLLARS).

This information is submitted without guarantee or responsibility on our behalf.





  1. Have your sponsor create a letter similar to the one shown.
  2. Please ensure that the amount of financial scholarship provided is in US dollars
  3. Please make sure your sponsorship letter is signed
  4. Please make sure your sponsorship letter is notarized


DATE (Month, Day, Year) 

To whom it may concern,

This Financial Scholarship Letter is to confirm that (SPONSOR NAME) will cover all expenses of (YOUR NAME) during his/her studies in the USA – including tuition, travel, accommodations and living costs. The total amount of sponsorship we will provide for the remaining balance of tuition, books, living costs and transportation during the program will be USD (DOLLAR AMOUNT).

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the numbers provided in this letterhead.

Thank you,