There is no application fee. Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions on how to check your application status.
If you have any questions about the application process or status please contact an application specialist:
MS Data Science/Business Analytics: 978-206-6708
MS in Accounting: 978-208-4739
Applicants to the Master of Science in Data Science or Master of Science in Business Analytics program, require completion of a bachelor’s degree. While there is no specific undergraduate major requirement for the Data Science or Business Analytics degrees, STEM educational background along with some programming experience are preferred; some prerequisite quantitative coursework may be required for those without that background.
Applicants to the Master of Science in Accounting program, require completion of a bachelor’s degree, including or plus prerequisite courses:
- Accounting for Business
- Intermediate Accounting I
- Intermediate Accounting II
- Cost Accounting
Candidates interested in pursuing an MSA degree who don’t have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a professional background in accounting, can easily start by taking the required prerequisite courses through Merrimack College right away. Like the graduate courses, prerequisite courses are offered 100% online, in 8 weeks each.
An official copy of your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended is required.
Electronic transcripts can be sent directly from the registrar’s office to:
Transcripts sent by mail or express mail should be addressed to:
Office of Graduate Studies A485, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845
Merrimack undergraduate students may request release of their transcripts at no cost by indicating their permission for release on the graduate application.
An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) can be uploaded to your application or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: If you are having your official transcript mailed to Merrimack, it can take up to 15 business days for transcripts to be processed, mailed and received (depending on the originating institution). You will receive a Proxy Authorization form, which allows our Application Specialist to request your transcript on your behalf, once you have begun your online application.
Your resume or CV should contain a summary of relevant job experience and education. It should highlight your quantitative and technical skills. At least two years of relevant work is experience is preferred but not required for admission. You may also include relevant activities, awards and interests. You can upload it to your application file or email it to email@example.com.
All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of between 500 and 1,000 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should address why you are interested in the data science, business analytics or accounting program and showcase the applicable skills that you have developed through school or on the job that will help you be successful in the program. Please highlight technical and/or quantitative skills you have developed.
If your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, please also include an additional paragraph discussing your readiness for graduate education.
Students have the opportunity to substitute their Personal Statement with a one-on-one conversation with Program Director, Annarita Meeker. Students can schedule an appointment directly with Annarita via a scheduling portal. Ask your application specialist for more details.
Your personal statement can be uploaded to your application or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two letters of recommendation from a professional or academic reference are required. Letters should speak to your capacity for completing a graduate program, and your interest in pursuing a career in data science or business analytics.
References from related organizations and/or experience are highly recommended, and should be from separate organizations if possible.
Letters should be on letterhead, signed by the recommender, and in PDF format.
Please ask your recommenders send their letters to email@example.com.