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Faculty who are committed to your future. Co-op, internship, and networking opportunities that prepare you to succeed. Knowledge that expands your world-view. A vibrant, close-knit community that brings people together. Ideas that enrich your life. An investment with lifelong returns. That’s graduate education at Merrimack College.

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Graduate Programs

• Accounting
• Athletic Training
• Civil Engineering
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Community Engagement
• Community Health Education
• Computer Science
• Criminology and Criminal Justice
• Education in Instruction and Curriculum
• Exercise and Sport Science
• Health and Wellness Management
• Higher Education
• Management
• Mechanical Engineering
• Public Affairs
• School Counseling
• Teacher Education
• Teacher Education online

Full- and half-tuition fellowships, assistantships, and internships are available in most programs.

Our graduate programs are designed to help you reach your ultimate goal—whether it’s improving your professional status, obtaining a promotion, or shifting into a more enriching, high-growth field. 

Offering advanced degrees in today’s burgeoning fields, Merrimack’s graduate programs are built on a strong foundation of academic excellence—reflecting our commitment to creating ethical leaders who are driven to make a difference. You’ll emerge confident and career-ready, armed with the skills and insights you need to make an impact in the workplace on day one, and to effectively compete in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Personal meets practical
A master’s degree from Merrimack promises practical timeframes to meet schedule demands, practical experiences for a competitive edge in the job market, and practical, affordable programs. A master’s degree from Merrimack also promises benefits that are more personal.

With face-to-face connections, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your professors on a personal level. Students learn alongside a diverse peer group, deepening their graduate experience and encouraging an active exchange of ideas. Students enjoy the social interaction in the classroom and on campus as they build a strong network of friends and professional networking opportunities.

Complete your degree in as little as one year
Most of our programs offer an accelerated option to complete your degree in one year. Or you may choose the self-paced, part-time option. Evening classes maximize your time at work or in an internship. Our two-year programs also offer classes during the day.

The epicenter of opportunity
Situated in suburban North Andover, Merrimack’s campus stretches over 220 picturesque acres. Just 25 minutes south of campus, the world-class cities of Boston and Cambridge are hubs of professional activity. Not only do some of the country’s most prestigious employers call these cities home, they’re also destinations that offer unlimited culture, entertainment, and activities.

Support for your career development
Our O’Brien Center for Career Development offers you a wide range of career-planning resources and services to meet your needs—from individual career coaching to on-campus interviews to online resources. We also assist in connecting you with our strong network of employers, mentors, and alumni.

Merrimack graduates are in demand
Merrimack’s amazing alumni network of 25,000 accomplished professionals is committed to serving the greater good. Our strong alumni connections facilitate close ties with many prominent institutions, giving students an edge in the job marketplace. Our graduates work at renowned organizations, including Jacobs Engineering; Pfizer/Wyeth; Raytheon; Massachusetts General Hospital; Bank of New York Mellon; General Electric; Goldman Sachs; Deloitte; Ernst & Young; ING; PricewaterhouseCoopers; State Street; the Boston Herald; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Fidelity Investments; Babson College; Goldman Sachs; HubSpot; Johns Hopkins University; Marriott; Putnam Investments; and more.

Scholarships and financial aid
Rare among many graduate programs, merit-based scholarships are available for graduate students at Merrimack. They are awarded based on the overall strength of the application materials. Graduate students enrolled at least half-time (a minimum of four credits per semester) may also qualify for financial aid in the form of Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. For additional information, visit



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27 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Athletic Training                
Business-Management, MS/MA                
Civil Engineering                
Computer Science                
Counseling & Therapy                
Criminal Justice                
Curriculum & Instruction                
Early Childhood Education              
Educational Administration                
Educational Leadership                
Elementary Education              
Health Education                
Health Sciences                
Higher Education                
Mechanical Engineering                
Public Admin                
Public Policy                
School Counseling                
Sports & Fitness Management                
Student Affairs/Development                
Substance Abuse Counseling                
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Student Body

675 students

175 full-time

500 part-time




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