Merrimack College

Massachusetts - United States


 Merrimack College is a selective, independent college in the Catholic, Augustinian tradition whose mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives.The College offers undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts, business, science and engineering, and education programs; it also offers master’s programs in accounting,education, engineering and management; and a range of certificate, licensure and degree completion programs.

Throughout the curriculum, students can take advantage of hands-on opportunities including cooperative education and internships, research with faculty, study abroad and service learning.  And, because our curriculum emphasizes the liberal arts, graduates are prepared to be imaginative, analytical, aware of trends and historical perspectives, clear thinking, and adaptable to changes in their career. 

In the Augustinian Tradition

Merrimack’s community is committed to scholarship and service to others, and provides students myriad opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially and ethically.  At Merrimack, our dedication to the Augustinian values of hospitality, community, and the pursuit of truth will make you feel right at home as you explore the world and gain the experiences you need to chart your future.

Over 2200 students representing 22 states and 20 countries

39 major areas of study

13-to-1 student-teacher ratio

Strong cooperative education program for all majors, study abroad, internships and career services programs

Just 25 minutes north of Boston

Nearly 74% of students reside on campus

More than 60 student clubs and activities

NCAA Division I men’s hockey and 21 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports 


Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts, and empower lives.

Inspired by the Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue, our vision is to:

Prepare students to adapt creatively to tomorrow’s realities through excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and the professions;

Build a community of scholars welcoming and respecting a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives;

Cultivate the intellectual, moral, spiritual, physical, and personal awareness needed to make wise choices for life, career, and service;

Encourage and support scholarly work that contributes to the wisdom on which society bases its decisions;

Engage other educational institutions, industry, and agencies of social change in collaborative efforts fostering a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

A Renewed Mission and Vision for Merrimack College

Merrimack College has renewed its mission and vision for the 21st century. In December 2008, the Board of Trustees approved a more clear and compelling mission statement that guides us in our strategic planning. 

Chaired by Rev. Ray Dlugos, O.S.A., vice president of mission and ministry, a 20-member committee comprised of faculty, students, staff and administration worked to elicit involvement and input from our entire college community. They were charged with refining the mission of Merrimack College to better express the true spirit of the College. 

Our entire community has had the opportunity to provide their thoughts and to help shape the future of Merrimack College. This will continue to be very important as we embark on our strategic planning process. This mission and vision statement is our guiding beacon for the future.


School of Liberal Arts

Communication Arts & Sciences



Environmental Studies and Sustainability



Political Science


Religious & Theological Studies

Social Justice


Women’s and Gender Studies

World Languages and Cultural Studies

Visual & Performing Arts

School of Science & Engineering


Chemistry & Biochemistry

Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Health Sciences



Girard School of Business



International Business



Sport Management

Business Minors

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

School of Education & Social Policy



Human Development

English Requirements


A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based) with no subset score lower than 18 for all students whose native language is not English.

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0) for all students whose native language is not English.

A minimum PTE Academic score of 53


A minimum TOEFL score of 84 (internet-based) with no subset score lower than 19

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0)

A minimum PTE Academic score of 54


Please contact university for further information.

Tution Fee

Undergraduate Tuition & Expenses

Annual Direct Cost for 2014/2015



Comprehensive Fee


Room and Board                     


Health Insurance





Graduate Tuition & Expenses


Master of Science in Management 

2014 – 2015 Tuition
(per credit hour)



The MSM program is 32 credits.


Master of Science in Engineering

2014 - 2015 Tuition
(per credit hour)



The MSE program is 32 credits. 


Master of Education

2014 - 2015 Tuition
(per credit hour)



Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)