Community Health Master’s Degree: Why Merrimack?

Our master’s in community health enjoys an outstanding reputation among employers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. You’ll benefit from Merrimack’s:

Unique fellowship model.

Our master’s in community health education offers one-of-a-kind fellowships that put your career on the fast track. If you’re selected for a fellowship, you’ll save 50-100% on tuition, graduate in just nine months, and gain hundreds of hours of real-world experience via a supervised workplace experience.

Extraordinary faculty.

Instructors in our community health education master’s program stand out for their combination of pioneering research, teaching ability, and civic engagement. You’ll learn from nationally prominent researchers such as nutrition expert Juliana Cohen and April Bowling, an authority on children’s behavioral health. You’ll build strong relationships with professors who are approachable, accessible and generous supporters of your career.

Evidence-based practice.

Whether or not you complete a fellowship, Merrimack’s community health master’s degree equips you with practical expertise to improve people’s lives. We help you connect classroom instruction with hands-on training, developing well-rounded community health education skills such as needs assessment, data analysis, program implementation and management, and community organizing.

Fast, flexible, affordable model.

You can complete the master’s degree in community health in less than a year at Merrimack College, minimizing debt and entering the workforce as quickly as possible. Or you can attend part-time to accommodate your work and/or family responsibilities. Merrimack doesn’t require a GMAT or GRE for admission to the master’s in community health education, and course schedules are flexible enough to serve working adults, parents, and caregivers as well as full-time graduate students.