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With on-campus, evening classes, and the option to study full- or part-time, Merrimack is sure to fit your schedule and life priorities.

Health Sciences Fellowships

Graduate with a Master of Science degree in as little as one year, gain unparalleled professional experience and save 50-100% on your program tuition with a graduate fellowship from Merrimack's School of Health Sciences.

Fellowships provide a balanced schedule of part-time professional experience at a partner site with a convenient graduate course schedule. You’ll have the opportunity to work at some of the most prestigious healthcare, community health, sports performance and research institutions in the Greater Boston region, graduating with your master's degree and the hands-on experience employer's seek. You'll emerge ready to capitalize on career opportunities in the rapidly expanding health industry.

To be considered for a Health Sciences Graduate Fellowship, please submit your contact information through the form on this page. We will then email you with additional information about next steps in the application process.

* After the regular deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all placements are filled.

Affordable

With generous scholarships and many programs offering full-tuition fellowships, the average cost of attendance is comparable to or less than public universities.

Supportive

Enjoy small class sizes and learning environments with personalized attention while studying alongside similarly motivated peers.

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 professionally — so that you graduate as a confident, well-prepared leader.

A TOP GRADUATE SCHOOL

DISCOVER THE MERRIMACK DIFFERENCE

Gain Field Experience, Earn Your M.S. & Save Big on Tuition

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Graduate School of Health Sciences

Priority Application Deadline: January 5, 2023  |  Regular Application Deadline: February 15, 2023*

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“Each and every one of the faculty are extremely passionate about what they teach. If you need help in a specific area, they are willing to go the extra mile to make sure the content is understood, and you feel confident in the material. I enjoyed the individualized attention that Merrimack gives to each of their students.” 
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M.S. in Athletic Training

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Exceptional Faculty

Learn from accomplished faculty dedicated to helping you from the time you consider enrolling all the way through the finish line of graduation.

Affordable

With a Provost or Presidential Fellowship in the School of Health Sciences, you’ll graduate with a Master of Science degree in as little as one year, gain unparalleled professional experience and save 50-100% on your program tuition.

Supportive

Enjoy small class sizes and learning environments with personalized attention while studying alongside similarly motivated peers.

DISCOVER THE MERRIMACK DIFFERENCE

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Personalized

With a flexible curriculum tailor your master’s degree to fit your personal and professional interests and passions.

Career-focused

Gain professional skills, practical knowledge, and real-world experience that directly relate to your chosen career.

Flexible

With on-campus, evening classes, and the option to study full- or part-time, Merrimack is sure to fit your schedule and life priorities.

Affordable

With generous scholarships and many programs offering full-tuition fellowships, the average cost of attendance is comparable to or less than public universities.

Supportive

Enjoy small class sizes and learning environments with personalized attention while studying alongside similarly motivated peers.

DISCOVER THE MERRIMACK DIFFERENCE

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Practical

Graduate with the relevant skills and marketable expertise that are sought by today’s employers.

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Experience-Based

Gain unparalleled hands-on practice and transformative learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

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With a flexible curriculum tailor your master’s degree to fit your personal and professional interests and passions.

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PROGRAMS TO FIT YOUR GOALS

With an emphasis on rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework, our graduate programs prepare you to address complex issues and assume a leadership role in the health and wellness arena. Whether your goal is to become a clinical dietician, exercise physiologist or a public health specialist, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and network you need to excel, both personally and professionally.

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With an emphasis on rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework, our graduate programs prepare you to address complex issues and assume a leadership role in the health and wellness arena. Whether your goal is to become a clinical dietician, exercise physiologist or a public health specialist, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and network you need to excel, both personally and professionally.

On-campus
Our Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE) certified program prepares students for rewarding careers in health care fields. As the first line of defense against sports-related injury, athletic trainers are there to provide critical support services for patients in need.

On-campus
This program will prepare you to work in a variety of healthcare and public health settings where you will develop and administer health education and health promotion programs for diverse populations.

On-campus
This unique graduate program will train you with closely integrated wellness and business curriculums. You will prepare for an exciting career in the public health and health promotion management professions.

On-campus
You will graduate form Merrimack’s Exercise and Sport Science prepared to be a leader in the field and to work with diverse settings, populations, team structures and state-of-the-art technologies. Choose from career-focused concentrations in Exercise Science or Strength and Conditioning.

MASTER'S PROGRAMS THAT FIT YOUR GOALS

On-campus or Online
This unique graduate program will train you with closely integrated wellness and business curriculums. You will prepare for an exciting career in the public health and health promotion management professions.

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ONLINE & ON-CAMPUS GRADUATE PROGRAMS 
THAT FIT YOUR GOALS

  • Accounting, M.S. (Online)

  • Business Analytics, M.S. (Online)

  • Data Science & Business Analytics, (Online Certificate)

  • Management, M.S. (Online or Hybrid)

  • Community Engagement, M.Ed. (Online or On-campus) 

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.S.

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.S. (With Police Academy)

  • Educational Leadership, C.A.G.S.

  • Higher Education, M.Ed.

  • School Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Social Work, MSW

  • Teacher Education, M.Ed (Online or On-campus)

  • Athletic Training, M.S.

  • Community Health Education, M.S.

  • Exercise and Sport Science, M.S.

  • Health & Wellness Management, M.S.

  • Healthcare Analytics, M.S. (Online)

  • Nutrition & Human Performance, M.S.

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.

  • Communication, M.A.

  • Public Affairs, M.P.A.

  • Spiritual Direction, M.A.

  • Spirituality, M.A.

  • Biology, M.S.

  • Civil Engineering, M.S.

  • Computer Science, M.S.

  • Data Science, M.S. (Online)

  • Data Science (Online Certificate)

  • Engineering Management, M.S.

  • Engineering Management, M.S. (Online)

  • Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

Whichever of Merrimack's cutting-edge graduate programs you choose -- be it in athletic training, community health education, exercise and sport science, health and wellness management, or nutrition and human performance -- you will emerge ready to capitalize on career opportunities in the rapidly expanding health industry.

On-campus or Online
Our Community Health Education program will prepare you to work in a variety of healthcare and public health settings where you will develop and administer health education and health promotion programs for diverse populations.

On-campus
You will graduate from Merrimack’s Exercise and Sport Science program prepared to be a leader in the field and work with diverse settings, populations, team structures, and state-of-the-art technologies. Choose from career-focused concentrations in Exercise Science or Strength and Conditioning.

BUSINESS

EDUCATION & SOCIAL POLICY

HEALTH SCIENCES

LIBERAL ARTS

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Balanced

Our fellowships provide a balanced schedule of part-time (15 hours per week) professional experience with a convenient course schedule. You may start in the spring or fall semesters. (To complete the program in one year, you must complete 32 credits within one academic year.)

Affordable

With a Provost or Presidential Fellowship in the School of Health Sciences, you’ll graduate with a Master of Science degree in as little as one year, gain unparalleled professional experience and save 50-100% on your program tuition.

Supportive

Each fellowship is led by experienced supervisors to support your learning, strengthen your impact and help mentor you. You’ll also have a faculty and professional academic career advisor to guide your career path.

DISCOVER THE MERRIMACK DIFFERENCE

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Hands-on Experience

You’ll have the opportunity to work at some of the most prestigious healthcare, community health, sports performance and research institutions or businesses in the Greater Boston region. Graduates have also leveraged the fellowship experience to advance their academic qualifications and required clinical experience hours for admittance to other health professions graduate schools.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT

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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 professionally — so that you graduate as a confident, well-prepared leader.

A TOP GRADUATE SCHOOL

U.S. News & 
World Report 

2022 #34 Best Regional 
Universities/
North

The Princeton Review 
2022 Best Regional College

Money Magazine 
2020 Most Transformative College

Forbes Magazine
2019 Top 10 Most
Innovative School
Regional Universities/North

National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program

EXAMPLE FELLOWSHIP SITES

  • Athletic Evolution Strength and Conditioning

  • Boston College Strength Coach

  • Harvard University Strength Coach

  • MIT Community Wellness

  • Merrimack College Athletics

  • Merrimack Valley YMCA Active Living Center

  • Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning

  • Nutrition in Motion

  • Spalding Rehabilitation Network

  • Town of Andover Health Department

  • Vinfen Employee Wellness


ENRICHING FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENTS 

Half Tuition
Assist in the day-to-day responsibilities of the Merrimack College Department of Athletics. Any of the above master's programs are eligible.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION

HEALTH PROMOTION AND PUBLIC WELLNESS

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Full Tuition
Works alongside athletic trainers, team physicians, orthopedic consultants, and student athletic trainers in Merrimack's Department of Athletics. Any of the above master's programs are eligible.

Half Tuition
Helps design and implement health education, wellness programming, and community-based projects for a partner organization. Any of the above master's programs are eligible.

Half Tuition
Helps design and implement strength and conditioning programs for the assigned teams or facilities. Only available to students of the M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science.

While pursuing their master's degree, Health Sciences Graduate Fellows complete site placements in a wide range of organizations and roles, including (but not exclusively) in the areas of: