Merrimack College


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Merrimack College is a small private university that has a big impact on its students. You will get a tailored experience that aligns with your personal and professional goals and find plenty of ways to put your knowledge into action and transform your passion into a profession.

There are many reasons why studying for a degree at Merrimack College is a wise choice. For one thing, the job-rich city of Boston is just a short distance away. Merrimack also provides the opportunity to complete a Master’s program within one year. And finally, a degree from Merrimack has importance. The College was recently ranked as one of the top ten colleges in the region, despite its smaller size.

The school’s small size means that there is one professor for every fourteen students. This gives you the chance to learn very closely with your professors and receive regular guidance and mentorship.

In addition to attentive faculty, Merrimack offers you several “hands on” opportunities to earn your Master’s degree. You can take part in a variety of internshipscooperative learning and research projects.

Life on campus

Merrimack is located 40 km to the north of Boston, in a region that is known for quality higher education. The friendly campus offers accommodation, sports facilities and numerous places to eat, drink and socialize.

Merrimack’s faculty are keen to see international students succeed, and will help you in any way they can. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity, and complete your academic journey at Merrimack College.

Academic entry requirements
  • Pre-Masters Program - GPA 2.3 (4.0 scale)

 English Language requirements
  • 1-semester Pre-Master's Program - TOEFL iBT 70 / 6.0 IELTS / 6.0 K / 5.5 W PASSWORD
  • 2-semester Pre-Master's Program - TOEFL iBT 60 / 5.5 IELTS / 5.5 both sections PASSWORD / B2 EMBASSY
  • Direct Admission Pre-Master's Program - TOEFL iBT 84 / 6.5 IELTS C1 Embassy

Direct entry graduate applicants can meet the English requirements by providing a qualifying score report from the table above or by satisfying one of the requirements below:

Studied for the past two consecutive years in a school where English is the language of instruction (in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, +other countries determined by MC team on a case-by-case basis).

How to Apply:

1. Select a Program

2. Select Start date

3. Register and pay the $95 application fee

What is next:

In 2-3 days, we will contact you to schedule your interview


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Available courses

Course Name Price from Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
Pre Masters Programs

The Pre-Master's Programs are tailored to meet the needs of ambitious international students who want to develop their career. They provide a unique combination of English language, academic modules and study skills training.

You will study in small classes within an academically rigorous and inspirational environment. Our experienced staff will monitor your progress regularly, ensuring you stay on track and complete the program with complete confidence in your abilities. 

Once you successfully complete the Pre-Master’s Program, you will go on to study the related master’s degree at Merrimack.

  • 3 and 4 year undergraduate and HEI awards and degrees accepted* 
  • No GMAT or GRE test required
  • No external credential evaluation report required
  • On-campus housing available on a first-come, first-serve basis**
  • Up to 8 credits earned in the PMP towards your degree***

* HEI are Higher Education Institutions. 
** Some exceptions apply - please consult with your Study Group representative. 
*** Applicants must meet academic, English and pre-requisite course requirements to qualify for the PMP.

$   $95
Direct Admission: Master's Degrees

The Direct admission process

Programs Available

Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Science in Management 

Master of Science in Civil Engineering 

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Our expert Student Enrollment Advisors will support you through the whole process. Your admission to the University will follow these steps:

  1. Submit your university application form.
  2. Also send us your supporting evidence, including copies of your passport, school transcripts and bank statement.
  3. You will be asked to take the free Password English Test if you do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score. 
  4. We will pass your completed application to the Admissions Department for review of your academic qualifications.
  5. If your application is successful we send you a formal University acceptance letter within 2 weeks.
  6. Pay an enrollment deposit (varies by country, and refundable if your visa is denied) to accept the offer.
  7. We will release your I-20 immigration document. 
  8. You then need to apply for a F1 student visa.
  9. You must pay your remaining fees (either in full or your first installment)  immediately upon visa approval, or by July 1st for the fall semester, November 1st for the spring semester and April 1st for the summer semester.
  10. Before your program starts, we will ask you to complete pre-arrival documents (health history, flight details, housing application etc).
  11. Arrive in the US the weekend before your program starts - you will be met at the airport if you have booked a transfer - to settle into your new home.
$   $95


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Nicol S.
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I loved the atmosphere of the campus and cannot wait to commit to this school and obtain a degree. I will be studying Biology to get my Bachelor's o Science to go on and become a dentist. This school is perfect for me, its student to teacher ratio is perfect. Also, the support students get from teachers and staff is outstanding and keeps students motivated and positive throughout their college experience.

Angela F
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Amazing college with great staff and amazing sense of community! The professors are very helpful and always willing to help to better your education. The school offers a lot of different clubs and activities to include everyone.

Valoria B
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Ever since i transfer to Merrimack college i have felt welcomed and staff was very helpful in enrolling me into classes and making sure i stayed on track for graduation. Great school.

Tony B
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Merrimack College is an incredible educational institute. The college has an beautiful community aspect to it. From athlete to sorority girl to class president, everyone has a place. The school has numerous ways to be involved. The tight knit feel. Staff members know their students personally. There's no such thing as being a number at Merrimack. It's impossible to take five steps on campus without seeing a familiar face.

Maddie P
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Currently going here and love the classes, professors, students, and all of the opportunities and experiences on campuses. Very homey community, and really welcoming.

Michelle C.
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Merrimack College is a small community where you see the same helpful and friendly faces everyday around campus. Merrimack actually allows students to voice their opinions and is constantly improving. Merrimack is where I have made close relationships with professors who have written me wonderful letters of recommendations, which helped me get into law school. I have also met wonderful life long friends here. Merrimack college has provided me with exceptional academic preparation for the real world and stresses the importance of internships and jobs. Merrimack will set you up with a paid internship to help further your career, as most jobs want experience upon hiring. Merrimack also allows you to join a variety of club and meet a diverse set of people. Merrimack is what you make of it, as we are constantly reminded to "make it your Merrimack"!

April V.
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My freshman year was a success! I am very fortunate I chose Merrimack College for my college education for many reasons . To begin with, I loved my dorm and the Monican building. I was lucky enough to get the only room on the floor that had a bathroom in the room!

Jessica A.
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My classes and schedule were great and they made it an easy transition into college. I couldnt say enough about all my professors. They are dedicated professionals that truly love to teach students and care about us succeeding. I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoy my religion class, and of course the professor made it interesting.