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Flexible & Accredited Online Degrees & Certificates from Merrimack College

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Flexible & Convenient | Top-Ranked College | Accredited Online Degrees


Join 75 years of academic tradition at Merrimack College with online degrees designed for your life and goals. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally, and spiritually. As a Merrimack College Online student, you’ll benefit from courses taught by expert faculty in a collaborative online environment. We offer flexible online degree programs in:

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Merrimack College Online Degrees for Working Professionals

Our online master’s degrees and graduate certificates are built around current industry trends and the skills most valued by in-demand employers, but they are also designed with YOU in mind. A rigorous, competency-based curriculum allows you to progress through many programs at your own pace while you focus on the skills you most need to master.

Our personalized approach includes one-on-one guidance with a Merrimack Success Coach and highly engaging, real-time interaction with instructors and peers. You’ll have access to cutting-edge, industry-aligned education while you continue your current full-time job and responsibilities. High-quality online education ranked in the top tier of innovative, high-value universities – that’s the MERRIMACK DIFFERENCE.

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Teacher Education

Online Master’s Degrees & Initial Licensures, Add-On Licensures, and Certificates for Teachers


Achieve your personal goals and serve your community with online Master’s Degrees & Initial Licensures, Add-On Licensures, and Certificates for Teachers. Our innovative programs are offered in a competency-based education (CBE) format developed in collaboration with leading school districts and employers.

Merrimack’s program competencies are in line with state and professional standards so you know you are acquiring the valuable skills and knowledge that meet licensure standards. Our online competency-based programs produce teachers who are poised to become leaders in their schools and communities.

Master’s Degrees

Business Programs

Earn an M.S. in Accounting, Business Analytics and Intelligence, Finance, Leadership, or Management.


Earn a highly valued business degree at an affordable and competitive price. With a curriculum designed by industry leaders, you will focus on mastering the advanced business and accounting skills that employers are looking for when hiring or promoting. Merrimack College offers online, industry-aligned degrees designed to help you stand out from your peers. Our master’s degree and graduate certificates are created and updated in collaboration with industry leaders to incorporate a powerful combination of relevant business, analytical, and strategic management skills.

Science and Engineering

Choose from a Master of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, or Product Management.


Prepare to meet the demands of a career in one of the hottest and fastest-growing career fields in America. Merrimack’s top-ranking science and engineering programs combine academic coursework with real-world, hands-on problem-solving to help you lead and innovate as you become one of the top candidates amongst peers. Science and engineering program faculty are experts in their field and industry professionals who add their relevant experience and context to course material. Project management students will learn a broad range of strategic skills and business acumen along with specialized learning based on one of three tracks in Life Sciences, Software/Web/Mobile, and Technology.

With or without a comp-sci background, students with an aptitude for math and an interest in programming can learn the advanced skills needed to become an agile software engineer. Data Science helps students prepare for a career in a competitive industry where 92% of data scientists hold an advanced degree.

Behavioral Sciences

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Merrimack College’s School of Behavioral Sciences offers online M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) with 100% online coursework and an onsite internship that provides hands-on experience. The online CMHC is designed with you in mind, allowing you to complete your master’s degree in an asynchronous environment that fits into your lifestyle and matches you with a field placement that is in line with your goals.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates in Business, Engineering and Computational Sciences, and Education


Graduate certificates are available in business, data science, product management, and education. Many certificates are stackable and afford you the opportunity to apply your effort and credits to a master’s degree in the future. Online flexibility allows you to add value to your resume while you work full-time.

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Bachelor Degree Completion

The Bachelor Degree Completion designed to help professionals of all levels and backgrounds complete their degree 100% online.


Merrimack’s Degree Completion program helps you prepare to advance your career efficiently and conveniently while you continue to work and balance other full-time responsibilities. The program is designed for busy adults of any professional background who are ready to complete their undergraduate degree. Students can choose a specialization or self-design one in consultation with their success coach. Our affordable completion program, career-driven curriculum, asynchronous learning, 100% online courses, and personal success coaches combine to help you finish your degree and accomplish your goals.

On-Campus Programs

Traditional On-Campus Degrees at Merrimack College


Merrimack College offers more than 100 bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and certificate programs on campus outside of Boston, Massachusetts. As a selective, private school with a sought-after campus and high-caliber education, Merrimack is more affordable and achievable than you think.

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Accreditations

Merrimack College is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). In addition to institutional accreditation, several degree programs in specialized fields or disciplines have either received specialized accreditation from national professional organizations or have been granted approval by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

  • Most Innovative Schools (No. 14)
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  • Best Undergraduate Teaching (No. 31)
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (No. 86)
    (at schools where doctorate not offered)
  • Best Colleges for Veterans (No. 14)
  • Best Value Schools (No. 47)
  • Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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