Merrimack’s community engagement graduate program attracts individuals who want to help communities, transform organizations and create a more just, equitable society. The program is committed to core values of inclusion, change and social justice, and it offers robust training for promoting these values through local activism and global citizenship. Merrimack faculty and students apply the principles of community engagement to effect change on a number of fronts. You’ll have the opportunity to conduct research, gain field experience, forge partnerships and pursue careers related to community issues such as economic justice, public health, educational access, cultural diversity, LGBTQ+ issues, environmental justice, international development, immigration, and housing.

Merrimack’s versatile community engagement master’s degree prepares you for a broad range of professional roles. Nearly 100 percent of our community engagement graduate students find jobs within a year of completing the master’s degree, working in niches that include nonprofit leadership, service learning, government service, community organizing, policy analysis, academic research and digital media strategy. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.