Pre-Master's Programs at Merrimack College

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.

Accelerate your career

Taught at the Girard School of Business, this advanced degree is designed to develop proficient accountants who have a solid foundation in best practices. With a combination of accounting and managerial curriculum, this degree provides a pathway for students who wish to obtain the additional semester hours required for certified public accountant (CPA) certification.

Girard School of Business

In today’s competitive job market, many companies and fields require a master’s degree as the minimum qualification for the most sought-after positions. Professionally-relevant graduate programs at the Girard School of Business offer an accelerated path to obtaining an advanced degree that is valued by leading employers. You will gain an awareness of domestic and international business concepts, so that you are prepared to compete for jobs anywhere in the world.

Program format

The program is made up of a range of courses, totalling 32 credits. Students can complete the program in one year (full time).

Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to successful careers with leading companies around the world, including: Bank of New York Mellon / Bauer Hockey / EMC / General Electric Capital / Goldman Sachs / Deloitte / Ernst & Young / ING / New England Patriots / PricewaterhouseCoopers / State Street / SunLife Financial / Wells Fargo + many more

Did you know...

  • It is projected that employment opportunities for accountants and auditors will go up by 13% from 2012 to 2022 (U.S. Department of Labor Projections)
  • Accounting graduates are in demand. In 2012 there was an 18.8% increase in the number of graduates hired (Moore)
  • 90% of graduates from Master’s in Accounting programs represent approximately 90% of new recruits at CPA firms

Application deadline

Spring 2018 start

December 4, 2017 

Testimonial

Merrimack Pre-Masters Program in Boston

"My professors help me understand the requirements of all assignments and make sure that I can follow up with others. I really appreciate my professors’ help with my personal growth and academic success at Merrimack."

Fang Li from China MEd Higher Education

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Merrimack is in the top 15% of schools for return on investment (ROI) Payscale 2013 report

Next start dates

Spring 2018

January 22, 2018

Accelerate your career

This comprehensive degree is designed to develop graduates who can confidently address complex business challenges and compete for successful leadership positions around the globe. This program does not require a bachelor's degree in business. The program emphasizes creative problem-solving skills, integrity, responsibility, and a global perspective, all of which are essential for personal and professional success in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Girard School of Business

In today’s competitive job market, many companies and fields require a master’s degree as the minimum qualification for the most sought-after positions. Professionally-relevant graduate programs at the Girard School of Business offer an accelerated path to obtaining an advanced degree that is valued by leading employers. You will gain an awareness of domestic and international business concepts, so that you are prepared to compete for jobs anywhere in the world.

Program format

The program is made up of a range of courses, totalling 32 credits. Students can complete the program in one year (full time).

Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to successful careers with leading companies around the world, including: Bank of New York Mellon / Bauer Hockey / EMC / General Electric Capital / Goldman Sachs / Deloitte / Ernst & Young / ING / New England Patriots / PricewaterhouseCoopers / State Street / SunLife Financial / Wells Fargo + many more

Did you know...

  • It is projected that employment opportunities for accountants and auditors will go up by 13% from 2012 to 2022 U.S. Department of Labor Projections
  • Accounting graduates are in demand. In 2012 there was an 18.8% increase in the number of graduates hired Moore
  • 90% of graduates from Master’s in Accounting programs represent approximately 90% of new recruits at CPA firms

Application deadline

Spring 2018 start

December 4, 2017 

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are optional and not required.

Testimonial

Merrimack Pre-Masters Program in Boston

"The program went above and beyond what I had expected. Not only did I learn about different aspects of business, but I also developed my presentation skills, thanks to the program."

Carla Grieco Master of Science in Management

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Merrimack is one of America's top colleges Forbes

Next start dates

Spring 2018

January 22, 2018

Invest in your future

Designed to respond to the significant demands for advanced degrees in civil engineering, this program reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of engineering. This degree is ideal for individuals who are socially aware and would like to work with other professionals to solve societal problems. You will use high-tech equipment and sophisticated procedures to address a range of challenges concerning our environment and infrastructures, including environmental, water resources, geotechnical, structure, and transportation. Graduates go on to work in a whole range of industries and professions. Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer. Others may work in design, construction, research, and teaching.

School of Science and Engineering

Across nearly every industry, from healthcare and energy to transportation and technology, companies are looking for flexible, forwardthinking leaders whose knowledge spans many disciplines. Graduate programs at the School of Science and Engineering address this growing need by teaching professionally-relevant, multidisciplinary degrees. Through project-based activities and peerto- peer learning, students become confident problem solvers, communicators, and project leaders who go on to work on innovative products, systems, and solutions around the world.

Engineering management specialization

This option combines engineering education with key elements of management or business to develop graduates with both technical and managerial skills.

Program format

The program is made up of a range of courses, totalling 32 credits. Students can complete the program in one year (full time).

Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to successful careers with leading companies around the world, including: BAE Systems / Boeing / Boston Scientific / Ford / General Electric / General Motors / IBM / Lockheed Martin / Mercedes-Benz / Pratt & Whitney + many more

Did you know...

  • Merrimack is the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation STEM grant
  • Merrimack studnets have access to high-tech engineering facilities include the Instron Universal Testing Instrument Laboratory and the recently upgraded Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) Lab.

Application deadline

Spring 2018 start

December 4, 2017 

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are optional and not required.

Testimonial

Merrimack Pre-Masters Program in Boston

"I chose the civil and environmental engineering graduate program at Merrimack because I liked that various courses - such as Hydrology, and Environmental Design - matched my professional background, which is environmental and water engineering."

Israa Ismail Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Merrimack was named the Best College in the Northeast Princeton Review

Next start dates

Spring 2018

January 22, 2018

Invest in your future

From conception and design to production and marketing, almost everything sold on the market today involves mechanical engineering. This program provides students with the knowledge of the systems and mathematical tools needed to understand the growing industry-specific areas of engineering. This degree is perfect for ambitious students who want to work on challenging problems requiring the integration of science, engineering, and socio-economic knowledge. You will learn to work and think analytically and oversee complicated projects. Graduates go on to work in many different fields, from aerospace, energy, and manufacturing to robotics and prosthetics, superconductivity, and many more.

School of Science and Engineering

Across nearly every industry, from healthcare and energy to transportation and technology, companies are looking for flexible, forward-thinking leaders whose knowledge spans many disciplines. Graduate programs at the School of Science and Engineering address this growing need by teaching professionally-relevant, multidisciplinary degrees. Through project-based activities and peerto-peer learning, students become confident problem solvers, communicators, and project leaders who go on to work on innovative products, systems, and solutions around the world.

Engineering management specialization

This option combines engineering education with key elements of management or business to develop graduates with both technical and managerial skills.

Program format

The program is made up of a range of courses, totalling 32 credits. Students can complete the program in one year (full time).

Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to successful careers with leading companies around the world, including: BAE Systems / Boeing / Boston Scientific / Ford / General Electric / General Motors / IBM / Lockheed Martin / Mercedes-Benz / Pratt & Whitney + many more

Did you know...

  • Merrimack is the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation STEM grant
  • High-tech engineering facilities include the Instron Universal Testing Instrument Laboratory and the recently upgraded Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) Lab.

Application deadline

Spring 2018 start

December 4, 2017 

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are optional and not required.

Testimonial

Merrimack Pre-Masters Program in Boston

"My professors utilize actual mechanical engineering software that I will most likely encounter when working in the field. My goal is to complete my doctorate in mechanical engineering, and then ultimately work in the field in an analysis capacity."

Vivek Sharma Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Merrimack is a top 10 Regional College US News & World Report

Next start dates

Spring 2018

January 22, 2018