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A Legacy of Excellence


Merrimack College is one of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country. Recognized among the country’s top institutions for excellence and value, Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts.

Whether on-campus or online, Merrimack prepares you to build the skills and knowledge today’s employers want. With online degrees and certificates in teacher educationbusinessscience and engineering, and bachelor degree completion options, Merrimack has an online degree or certificate for you to meet your personal and professional goals.

We are a mission-oriented institution striving to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives in our community and beyond.

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Flexible Online Degrees & Certificates

Designed for working adults, the combination of self-paced learning with live, online, and instructor-led sessions ensures you get the professor interaction you need in a flexible format.

Practical Application

Faculty members are leading practitioners in their fields, and bring their experience to the curriculum with applicable projects and assignments.

Top-Ranked

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Merrimack College ranks among the top colleges and universities in the country.

Why Merrimack?

Merrimack alumni stand out in the workplace because our  degrees and graduate certificates offer:

Attentive Faculty

Our graduate professors don’t merely teach—they connect. You’ll build one-on-one relationships with professional innovators and academic leaders who are invested in your career development and success.

Return on Your Educational Investment

With competitive tuition, scholarships, and financial aid, Merrimack offers online degrees and certificates at a cost that’s comparable to local universities.

Flexibility and Convenience

You can choose an accelerated one-year format for most of our Master’s degrees or take a more leisurely pace if that’s a better fit for your budget and schedule. While many of our online courses are self-paced, all of our synchronous online courses take place during evening hours, so they won’t interfere with your work schedule if you’re employed full-time. Merrimack also offers some programs in a hybrid on-campus/online format.


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

  • Most Innovative Schools (No. 14)
  • Regional Universities North (No. 33)
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching (No. 31)
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (No. 86)
    (at schools where doctorate not offered)
  • Best Colleges for Veterans (No. 14)
  • Best Value Schools (No. 47)
  • Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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Tell me more about Merrimack’s online programs.