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Merrimack College Online Admissions Process

Congratulations! Deciding to apply is the first step toward graduating and getting your degree or certificate.

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Merrimack College wants to make it easy to complete your application and get started on a path toward your educational goals with flexible, online degrees and certificate programs.

With application specialists ready to answer all of your questions, you can complete your application requirements and get started on your program of choice. If you have any questions, call 978-224-9013.

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Admission Requirements & Tuition Rates By Program

Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion Program

The Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion Program helps professionals complete their college degrees while working full-time.

REQUIREMENTS

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

Official transcript(s) from prior coursework is required. We will help you request your transcripts.

Prospective students need at least 12 credits in prior undergraduate work from an accredited community college, college, or university. If you do not have prior undergraduate coursework additional options may be available. For more information, please contact degreecompletion@merrimack.edu or call 978-224-9013.

International or non-English speaking applicants must demonstrate English proficiency if English is not their native language.

We have a competitive, affordable tuition structure where you only pay for the courses you take. $305/credit

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Master of Science in Accounting

Whether you have an accounting or business undergraduate degree or no business-related degree, Merrimack College offers a path to an advanced degree in accounting. Concentrations in Business Analytics, Fraud & Forensics, and Taxation offer the opportunity to further focus your education. GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This program requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree, though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. At least two years of relevant work experience is preferred but not required for admission. You may also include relevant activities, awards, and interests. You can upload it directly to your application file.

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum), however, the personal statement may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Ask your application specialist for more details.

Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the program and showcase the applicable skills that you have developed through school or on the job that will help you be successful in the program. You can upload it directly to your application file.

Two letters of recommendation from a professional or academic reference are required. Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

Tuition is $653 per credit with a $100 scholarship. Students with a prior undergraduate degree in accounting or business take 32 credits ($20,896) and those with non-business/accounting undergraduate degrees take 38 credits ($24,814). 

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Graduates will complete the minimum 60 credit hours to apply for the designation of Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts or New Hampshire. GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This program requires the completion of a bachelor’s in arts or sciences degree (BA/BS), though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

Your resume should highlight work experience including any clinically-oriented experiences.

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Students may submit a writing sample in lieu of a personal statement.

Three letters of recommendation, including at least one non-academic letter that addresses the character of the applicant and readiness for work in the field, and one letter from a faculty member if the applicant has attended any classes during the past 5 years from date of application are required.

Tuition is $650 per credit. The program is 60 credits ($39,000)

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Master of Science in Computer Science

Learn the foundations of programming as well as the advanced skills needed to become an agile software engineer – NO prior computer science degree required.  GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This program requires the completion of a bachelor’s in arts or sciences degree (BA/BS), though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

Your resume should highlight relevant work experience.

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Students may submit a writing sample in lieu of a personal statement.

Two letters of recommendation, including at least one non-academic letter that addresses the character of the applicant and readiness for work in the field, and one letter from a faculty member if the applicant has attended any classes during the past 5 years from date of application are required.

Tuition is $653 per credit. The program is 32 credits ($20,896)

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

MS in Data Science or Business Analytics

Take the next step toward advancing your goals and career when you apply to Merrimack’s MS in Data Science or Business Analytics. GMAT or GRE are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This program requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree, though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

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

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum), however, the personal statement and two letters of recommendation may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Ask your application specialist for more details.

Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the program and showcase the applicable skills that you have developed through school or on the job that will help you be successful in the program. You can upload it directly to your application file.

Two letters of recommendation from a professional or academic reference are required, however, the personal statement and two letters of recommendation may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

Tuition is $653 per credit x 32 credits = $20,896

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

MS in Data Science 

Take the next step toward advancing your goals and career when you apply to Merrimack’s MS in Data Science or Business Analytics. GMAT or GRE are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This program requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree, though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

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

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum), however, the personal statement and two letters of recommendation may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Ask your application specialist for more details.

Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the program and showcase the applicable skills that you have developed through school or on the job that will help you be successful in the program. You can upload it directly to your application file.

Two letters of recommendation from a professional or academic reference are required, however, the personal statement and two letters of recommendation may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

Tuition is $625 per credit x 32 credits = $20,000

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Education Master’s Degrees & Certificates

Merrimack College’s online education programs offer students an online competency-based option to earn their M.Ed., initial license, add-on license, or certificate. These online programs offer the same robust training and faculty engagement as on-campus program options. GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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.

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, “Why are you interested 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 the 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.

  • M.Ed. Programs: $556 per credit x 36 credits ($20,016)
  • Add-On Licensures: $556 per credit x 12 credits ($6,672)
  • Educational Technology Certificate: $556 per credit x 12 credits ($6,672)
  • Teacher Leadership Certificate: $708 per credit x 16 credits ($11,328)
  • CAGS in Educational Leadership: $708 per credit x 32 credits ($22,656)

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 ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Additional tuition discounts are available to you if you are part of our partnership schools. Please contact your Application Specialist at 978-224-9013 to ask about how your school can partner with Merrimack today.

Master of Science in Product Management

Merrimack’s Product Management concentration will prepare you for senior product manager and director positions by teaching you the important, industry-aligned skills that top companies are looking for today. GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This program requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree, though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement, product-oriented work experience is strongly recommended. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

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

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum), however, the personal statement and two letters of recommendation may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Ask your application specialist for more details.

Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the program and showcase the applicable skills that you have developed through school or on the job that will help you be successful in the program. You can upload it directly to your application file.

Two letters of recommendation from a professional or academic reference are required, however, the personal statement and two letters of recommendation may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

Tuition is $784 per credit x 33 credits = $25,872

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Master of Science in Public Administration & Affairs

The online Master’s in Public Administration & Affairs degree from Merrimack College provides a flexible and convenient pathway for civic-minded professionals to enter or advance their careers in the public sector. GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This program requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree, though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

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

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum)however, the personal statement and two letters of recommendation may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Ask your application specialist for more details.

Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the program and showcase the applicable skills that you have developed through school or on the job that will help you be successful in the program. You can upload it directly to your application file.

Two letters of recommendation from a professional or academic reference are required, however, the personal statement and two letters of recommendation may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

Tuition is $781 per credit x 32 credits = $24,992

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Master of Science in Management

Business leaders start here with a flexible, customizable, alternative to the traditional MBA. Industry-aligned specializations allow you to truly build your own path to advanced business education that will set you apart from your peers in this demanding and dynamic field. GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This program requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree, though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

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

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum), however, the personal statement may be waived if the applicant schedules an interview with the Program Director. Ask your application specialist for more details.

Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the program and showcase the applicable skills that you have developed through school or on the job that will help you be successful in the program. You can upload it directly to your application file.

Two letters of recommendation from a professional or academic reference are required. Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

Tuition is $653 per credit with a $100 scholarship. The program is 32 credits ($20,896).

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

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. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Certificates in Accounting & Management

Merrimack offers numerous Graduate Certificates in Accounting and Management, including: Business Analytics, Fraud & Forensic Accounting, Marketing Management, Organizational Leadership, Quantitative & Digital Finance, Strategic Human Resource Management, and Taxation. Courses are graduate-level courses and can be applied towards a Master’s in Accounting or Management. GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This certificate requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree, though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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. 

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. At least two years of relevant work experience is preferred but not required for admission. You may also include relevant activities, awards, and interests. You can upload it directly to your application file.

A personal statement is not required to apply for a Graduate Certificate in Accounting or Management.

Letters of recommendation are not required to apply for a Graduate Certificate in Accounting or Management.

Tuition is $653 per credit x 12 credits ($7,836)

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

Graduate Certificates are not eligible for federal financial aid. Master’s degrees in Accounting or Management are, however, eligible for federal financial aid. Contact your application specialist to learn more.

Merrimack accepts employer financial/tuition assistance. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Certificates in Product Management

Merrimack offers three Graduate Certificates in Product Management: Life Sciences Foundations Certificate, Software, Web, Mobile Foundations Certificate, and Complex Technological Products Foundations Certificate. Courses are graduate-level courses and can be applied towards a Master’s in Engineering Management, Product Management. GMAT or GRE scores are not required.

REQUIREMENTS 

There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.

This certificate requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree, though there is no specific undergraduate major requirement, product-oriented work experience is strongly recommended. An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required. Electronic transcripts can be uploaded directly into your application.

Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Merrimack College
Office of Graduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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.

Merrimack undergraduate students may request the release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application. An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application.

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.

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. At least two years of relevant work experience is preferred but not required for admission. You may also include relevant activities, awards, and interests. You can upload it directly to your application file.

A personal statement is not required to apply for a Graduate Certificate in Product Management.

Letters of recommendation are not required to apply for a Graduate Certificate in Product Management.

Tuition is $784 per credit x 12 credits ($9,408)

A comprehensive fee of $98 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.

A $300 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be credited toward your tuition and fees. Deposits can be made online or by mailing a check.

Graduate Certificates are not eligible for federal financial aid. The Master’s in Engineering Management, Product Management is, however, eligible for federal financial aid. Contact your application specialist to learn more.

Merrimack accepts employer financial/tuition assistance. Ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with Merrimack’s online programs.

Merrimack College Academic Calendar

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall I Monday, August 15, 2022 Monday, August 29, 2022
Fall II Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Monday, October 24, 2022
Spring I Monday, January 5, 2023 Monday, January 16, 2023
Spring II Monday, March 1, 2023 Monday, March 14, 2023

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Classes Begin:
Monday, October 24, 2022

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Monday, January 16, 2023

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Monday, March 1, 2023

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Monday, March 14, 2023

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Monday, April 24, 2023

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Monday, June 19, 2023

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MERRIMACK COLLEGE ACCOLADES

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.

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