Online Bachelor-Degree Completion, Graduate Education Programs, and Online Master of Science Degrees

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

Join 70 years of academic tradition at Merrimack College with advanced 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:

  • Education

  • Business

  • Science & Engineering

  • Bachelor Completion

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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Online Bachelor-Degree Completion, Graduate Education Programs, and Online Master of Science Degrees

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

Join 70 years of academic tradition at Merrimack College with advanced 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:

  • Education

  • Business

  • Science & Engineering

  • Bachelor Completion

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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Merrimack College Online Degrees for Working Professionals

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

Teacher Education

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

Achieve your personal goals and serve your community with online Master’s Degrees & Initial Licensures, Add-On Licensures, Endorsements, and Certificates for Teachers. Our innovative program is 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.

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education

  • M.Ed. in English as a Second Language

  • M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities

  • M.Ed. in Middle School (5-8) and High School (8-12) Education

  • Add-On License Moderate Disabilities

  • Add-On License in English as a Second Language

  • Add-On License in Early Childhood Education

  • Educational Technology Certificate

  • Educational Leadership Programs

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Business Programs

Earn an MS in Management or MS in Accounting degree.

Earn a highly valued business degree at an affordable and competitive price. With 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 a flexible, customizable alternative to the traditional MBA. You’ll work closely with your Academic and Program Advisor to create a custom path for your business master’s degree that is personalized to your career goals, budget, and schedule. With input from key representatives in the accounting profession, the core curriculum in the MS in Accounting program goes beyond the numbers, combining accounting proficiency with high-level in-demand business and analytical skills.

  • MS in Management

  • MS in Accounting

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Science & Engineering

Choose from an MS in Data Science or Business Analytics, an MS in Computer Science or a Graduate Product Management Program.

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 and Analytics programs help students prepare for a career in a competitive industry where 92% of data scientists hold an advanced degree.

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

  • Master of Science in Data Science

  • Management Program

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management, Product

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Bachelor Degree Completion

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

Merrimack’s Pathway 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.

  • Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion

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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates in Accounting, Education, Data Science & Analytics, and Management

Graduate certificates are available in education, data science, business analytics, accounting, and management. 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.

Complete your certificate in as little as 24 weeks while you build powerful skills that you can apply to your current profession immediately. The graduate certificate exposes you to master’s level courses that can be applied to a degree in the future if you’re ready to add to your credentials.

Learn practical applications from leading practitioners who teach from a curriculum created in cooperation with the industry’s top employers. And you can start with a 12-credit certificate and apply the credits towards the 32-credit Master of Science in Data Science or Business Analytics program.

Merrimack offers two pathways for students to pursue leadership roles either in the classroom or at the administrative level through the Teacher Leadership Certificate or the CAGS in Educational Leadership Certificate. Both leadership programs offer 100% online courses, 4 starts per year, Massachusetts PAL task alignment, competitive tuition, and no application fee.

Stand out as a technology leader in your school or district with the cutting-edge tech skills you’ll learn in Merrimack’s Educational Technology Certificate program. The certificate offers six starts per year, interest-based courses, asynchronous coursework, competitive tuition, and no application fee.

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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.

  • On Campus Programs

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Reasons to Believe

Merrimack College has a 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.

  • #10 Top 50 Best Value Online Big Data Programs 2020 by ValueColleges.com
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #34 Best Regional Universities North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #41 Best Value Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #3 Most Innovative Schools
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020
  • The Princeton Review 2021 Best Northeastern Regional College
  • Apple Inc., Apple Distinguished School

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.

What Our Students Are Saying

“The online M.Ed. program from Merrimack College meets the challenge of teaching how to teach, and will guide any student who is dedicated to learning to a successful career.”

Katie Zayka, M.Ed. Student

“With the online competency-based format, I have the ability to progress at my pace through the course objectives. As a full-time teacher and mom with two teenage boys, life is pretty busy. Without question this program has provided the most flexibility of any program I have ever taken.”

Suzette DiTonno, M.Ed., Ed.S

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Decades of research has shown the importance of early childhood education in a student’s academic skill development. Children in high-quality kindergarten through Grade 2 programs have an increased level of preparedness for later

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Successful leadership in education starts by working directly with students in the classroom. Teachers accumulate years of experience and knowledge on effective educational strategies, tools, and techniques. With this experience, many educators increase

How to Make a Career Change to Teaching

A career change to teaching is an attractive option for professionals who feel uninspired by their original career choice. One reason is that teaching is a gratifying profession making a positive impact on