Master of Education Program
Pathway Bachelor Completion Program
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Master of Education Program

Merrimack College’s online graduate education programs offer students an online competency-based option to earn their M.Ed., initial license, or add-on license. 100% online graduate degree programs offer the same robust training and faculty engagement as on-campus program options.

  • You can submit your application before all of your documents are ready.
  • Once you submit your application, check your email for your Merrimack Admission ID and further instructions on how to check your application status.
  • Please contact M.Ed. Application Specialists at 978-206-7057 for assistance.

An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be sent directly from the registrar’s office to: graddocs@merrimack.edu. Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to: Office of Graduate Studies A485, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845

Merrimack undergraduate students may request release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. A bachelor’s degree is required to be formally admitted to the program; however, we can begin the admissions and enrollment process before we receive official documentation. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application or emailed to graddocs@merrimack.edu.

If you are in the final term of your undergraduate program, you can submit your current transcript now for our review and then provide the updated final transcript once you have graduated. Please note: If you are having your official transcript mailed to Merrimack, it can take up to 15 business days for transcripts to be processed, mailed and received (depending on the originating institution). You will receive a Proxy Authorization form, which allows our Application Specialist to request your transcript on your behalf once you have begun your online application.

  • All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should answer the question, “What is your interest in pursuing a career in PreK-12 education in Massachusetts?” If your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, please also include an additional paragraph discussing your readiness for graduate education.
  • Your personal statement can be uploaded to your application.

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. You may also include relevant activities, awards, and interests. Your resume can be uploaded to your application.

Two letters of recommendation from a professional or academic reference are required. Letters should speak to your capacity for completing a graduate program, and your interest in pursuing a career in education. References from education-related organizations and/or experience are highly recommended and should be from separate organizations if possible.

Please enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders in your online application. An electronic form will be emailed to them to allow them to complete your recommendation as efficiently as possible.

The M.Ed. tuition is $515 per credit for a 36-credit program. A comprehensive fee of $77 per module helps to support the cost of providing the online courses, online library access, academic support and more – all of which can be accessed virtually. Students pay the comprehensive fee when they take one or more classes during a module. If you seek federal financial aid, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Please use Merrimack College’s FAFSA school code: 002120.

More about Merrimack’s payment plan for graduate programs can be found at https://merrimack.afford.com/.

Merrimack accepts employer financial/tuition assistance. Please contact your M.Ed. Application Specialist at 978-206-7057 for more details on how to arrange for this. Please ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with the Merrimack’s online programs. Additional tuition discount is available to you if you are part of our official partnership schools. Please contact your respective Application Specialist above to ask about how your school can partner with Merrimack today.

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Pathway Bachelor Completion Program

The Pathway Bachelor Completion Program helps professionals complete their college degree and offers the opportunity to specialize in one of Merrimack College’s designed areas of focus or you can self-design a specialization with the help of faculty. Get ready to advance your career.

  • You can submit your application before your other application documents are complete.
  • Check your email for your Merrimack Admission ID and further instructions.
  • Please contact Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion Application Specialists at 978-208-4739 for assistance

To Apply to the Pathway Bachelor Completion program, official transcript(s) from prior coursework is required.  For more information on submitting transcripts, please contact degreecompletion@merrimack.edu.

International or non-English speaking applicants must demonstrate English proficiency if English is not their native language. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing authority/institution and must have been completed within the past two years.

The Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion Tuition Structure is based on how many credits you have remaining to earn your degree.  Please see our Bachelor Degree Completion page for more details.

If you seek federal financial aid, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Please use Merrimack College’s FAFSA school code: 002120.

Merrimack accepts employer financial/tuition assistance. Please contact your Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion Application Specialist at 978-208-4739 for more details on how to arrange for this. Please ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with the Merrimack’s online programs. Additional tuition discount is available to you if you are part of our official partnership schools. Please contact your respective Application Specialist above to ask about how your school can partner with Merrimack today.

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Academic Calendar

Term Application Deadline Classes Start
Summer I Monday, April 26, 2021 Monday, May 10, 2021
Summer II Monday, June 21, 2021 Monday, July 5, 2021
Fall I August 2021 TBA

Merrimack College Accolades

Founded in 1947 as a nonprofit institution, Merrimack College is ranked among the top colleges in the nation. Located 25 miles north of Boston, we are dedicated to delivering quality degrees designed with your career at the center.

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