Merrimack College Online Admissions Process

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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 degree 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. We are excited for you to take this step. In some cases, our online programs have unique admission requirements.

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Merrimack Online Program Admissions Requirements

APPLY TO THE

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.

Requirements 

  • 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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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.

Requirements 

  • 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

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 tuition is $533 per credit. This is a 36-credit M.Ed. program. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership (CAGS) and Educational Leadership Certificate are $677 per credit. A comprehensive fee of $89 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.

APPLY TO THE

Master of Science in Data Science Program

Take the next step toward advancing your goals and career when you apply to Merrimack’s MS in Data Science program. This 100% online graduate program will set you up with career-ready skills that will help you succeed in a competitive industry.

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.

If you have any questions about the application process or status please contact an application specialist:

MS Data Science/Business Analytics/Healthcare Analytics: 978-206-6708

MS in Accounting/MS in Management/Product Management: 978-208-4739

Applicants to any of our graduate degree programs require completion of a bachelor’s degree. While there is no specific undergraduate major requirement for the Data Science, Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics degree or Product Management program, STEM educational background along with some programming experience are preferred; some prerequisite quantitative coursework may be required for those without that background.

Like the graduate courses, prerequisite courses are offered 100% online, in 8 weeks each. 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

Merrimack undergraduate students may request 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.

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.

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. It should highlight your quantitative and technical skills. At least two years of relevant work is 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.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the data science, business analytics or accounting 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

Students have the opportunity to substitute their Personal Statement with a one-on-one conversation with the Program Director. Students can schedule an appointment directly with the Program Director via a scheduling portal. Ask your application specialist for more details.

You can upload it directly to your application file.

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 data science or business analytics.

References from related organizations and/or experience are highly recommended, and should be from separate organizations if possible.

Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

APPLY TO THE

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Learn from experts in the business analytics field and help shape the future of business with a master’s degree that will prepare you to work with top companies in this demanding industry. Classes are offered through a collaboration between the School of Science & Engineering and the Girard School of Business.

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.

If you have any questions about the application process or status please contact an application specialist:

MS Data Science/Business Analytics/Healthcare Analytics: 978-206-6708

MS in Accounting/MS in Management/Product Management: 978-208-4739

Applicants to any of our graduate degree programs require completion of a bachelor’s degree. While there is no specific undergraduate major requirement for the Data Science, Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics degree or Product Management program, STEM educational background along with some programming experience are preferred; some prerequisite quantitative coursework may be required for those without that background.

Like the graduate courses, prerequisite courses are offered 100% online, in 8 weeks each. 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

Merrimack undergraduate students may request 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.

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.

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. It should highlight your quantitative and technical skills. At least two years of relevant work is 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.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the data science, business analytics or accounting 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

Students have the opportunity to substitute their Personal Statement with a one-on-one conversation with the Program Director. Students can schedule an appointment directly with the Program Director via a scheduling portal. Ask your application specialist for more details.

You can upload it directly to your application file.

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 data science or business analytics.

References from related organizations and/or experience are highly recommended, and should be from separate organizations if possible.

Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

APPLY TO THE

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.

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.

If you have any questions about the application process or status please contact an application specialist:

MS Data Science/Business Analytics/Healthcare Analytics: 978-206-6708

MS in Accounting/MS in Management/Product Management: 978-208-4739

Applicants to any of our graduate degree programs require completion of a bachelor’s degree. While there is no specific undergraduate major requirement for the Data Science, Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics degree or Product Management program, STEM educational background along with some programming experience are preferred; some prerequisite quantitative coursework may be required for those without that background.

Like the graduate courses, prerequisite courses are offered 100% online, in 8 weeks each. 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

Merrimack undergraduate students may request 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.

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.

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. It should highlight your quantitative and technical skills. At least two years of relevant work is 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.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the data science, business analytics or accounting 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

Students have the opportunity to substitute their Personal Statement with a one-on-one conversation with the Program Director. Students can schedule an appointment directly with the Program Director via a scheduling portal. Ask your application specialist for more details.

You can upload it directly to your application file.

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 data science or business analytics.

References from related organizations and/or experience are highly recommended, and should be from separate organizations if possible.

Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

APPLY TO THE

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.

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.

If you have any questions about the application process or status please contact an application specialist:

MS Data Science/Business Analytics/Healthcare Analytics: 978-206-6708

MS in Accounting/MS in Management/Product Management: 978-208-4739

Applicants to any of our graduate degree programs require completion of a bachelor’s degree. While there is no specific undergraduate major requirement for the Data Science, Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics degree or Product Management program, STEM educational background along with some programming experience are preferred; some prerequisite quantitative coursework may be required for those without that background.

Like the graduate courses, prerequisite courses are offered 100% online, in 8 weeks each. 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

Merrimack undergraduate students may request 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.

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.

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. It should highlight your quantitative and technical skills. At least two years of relevant work is 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.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the data science, business analytics or accounting 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

Students have the opportunity to substitute their Personal Statement with a one-on-one conversation with the Program Director. Students can schedule an appointment directly with the Program Director via a scheduling portal. Ask your application specialist for more details.

You can upload it directly to your application file.

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 data science or business analytics.

References from related organizations and/or experience are highly recommended, and should be from separate organizations if possible.

Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

APPLY TO THE

Master of Science in Engineering, Product Management Program

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.

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.

If you have any questions about the application process or status please contact an application specialist:

MS Data Science/Business Analytics/Healthcare Analytics: 978-206-6708

MS in Accounting/MS in Management/Product Management: 978-208-4739

Applicants to any of our graduate degree programs require completion of a bachelor’s degree. While there is no specific undergraduate major requirement for the Data Science, Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics degree or Product Management program, STEM educational background along with some programming experience are preferred; some prerequisite quantitative coursework may be required for those without that background.

Like the graduate courses, prerequisite courses are offered 100% online, in 8 weeks each. 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

Merrimack undergraduate students may request 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.

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.

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. It should highlight your quantitative and technical skills. At least two years of relevant work is 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.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the data science, business analytics or accounting 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). 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. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.

Students have the opportunity to substitute their Personal Statement with a one-on-one conversation with the Program Director. Students can schedule an appointment directly with the Program Director via a scheduling portal. Ask your application specialist for more details.

You can upload it directly to your application file.

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 data science or business analytics.

References from related organizations and/or experience are highly recommended, and should be from separate organizations if possible.

Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.

Merrimack College Academic Calendar

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Spring I Monday, January 3, 2022 Monday, January 17, 2022
Spring II Monday, February 28, 2022 Monday, March 14, 2022
Summer I Monday, April 25, 2022 Monday, May 9, 2022
Summer II Monday, June 21, 2022 Monday, July 5, 2022
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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.

  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #45 Best Regional Universities North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #37 Best Value Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #9 Most Innovative Schools
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020
  • The Princeton Review 2021 Best Northeastern Regional College
  • Apple Inc., Apple Distinguished School