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Graduate School University of New Hampshire

  • Durham, NH
  • Public
  • Small
  • 58%42%
    student ratio
  • 2,196
    total students
  • $13,500 | $25,940
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


The University of New Hampshire Graduate School

The Graduate School at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is dedicated to providing leadership tools and a challenging, contemporary curriculum to students at UNH's main campus, as well as the Graduate School Manchester Campus. As a land-grant institution, UNH is distinguished as a research university, and curriculum actively incorporates research elements while emphasizing professional and ethical development. Intercollegiate programs and industry collaborations are commonly encouraged, and are also often marked by innovative, interdisciplinary research.

24 Accelerated Master's Programs

Qualified UNH students can take up to 12 graduate-level credits during their senior years through the accelerated master's program. Courses are taken at no additional tuition cost, and can then be applied for dual credit or towards master's degrees. Once their undergraduate degrees are awarded, students become regular graduate students at UNH, and fall under all graduate school regulations and policy. Programs offered through UNH's Manchester campus are specifically designed for working professionals who need to attend classes in the late afternoon or evening.

UNH offers 24 accelerated master's programs. A Master of Science (MS) is available in the following areas: accounting, biochemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, materials science, statistical mathematics, mechanical engineering, nursing, and occupational therapy.

A Master of Arts (MA) is available in 6 areas: English language and linguistics, literature, music education, music studies, political science, and Spanish.

A Master of Education (MEd) or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is available in early childhood education, special needs education, elementary education, secondary education, and special education. A Master of Public Administration (MPA) is also offered.

3 Interdisciplinary Dual Degree Programs

In addition to the accelerated master's programs, UNH offers 3 dual degree programs. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) and JD in Business Administration is designed to give students a foundation in business and legal issues.

Another program is offered jointly by the Departments of Kinesiology: Outdoor Education and Social Work. Students in that program may choose to pursue an MS, a Master of Social Work (MSW), or both. A dual program in social work and JD law is also offered.

6 Special Degree and Professional Programs Offered at UNH

UNH offers 6 special programs to graduates with highly interdisciplinary interests and a desire for professional training. The UNH Marine Program is dedicated to integrating marine education, research, and public service activities of students and faculty members from 14 departments and 3 colleges at the university.

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program provides faculty mentoring, supervised teaching opportunities, and direct institutional experience to graduate students pursuing careers within academia.

The Professional Development and Training (PD&T) Program provides public programs -- like seminars, conferences, and non-credit certificate programs -- and customized training opportunities that enable individuals and organizations to enrich their productivity and performance.

Additional special programs include the intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute, Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), and the interdisciplinary Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) research program.

Research Opportunities from a Top-Tier Institution

UNH is New Hampshire's state public research university, and has gained a reputation nationally and internationally as a top-tier research institution. Research endeavors at UNH encompass a wide spectrum of topics, including the main areas of agriculture and biosciences, business and technology, engineering and physical sciences, health and society, marine and ocean sciences, space, and sustainability and the environment.

Graduate students have the benefit of working with world-class faculty mentors, state-of-the-art research centers and institutes, and extensive industry partners. In past years, UNH students have received many highly competitive fellowships from companies and organizations such as the EPA, Ford, Merck, NASA, NIH, NOAA, and NSF. The university has received more than $1 billion in external research funding since 1977.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Graduate Students at UNH

UNH offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to graduate students in the form of awards, federal financial aid, graduate appointments, and veteran's benefits. The graduate school offers 3 special awards each year, including the Student Teaching Award and the Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Award. A variety of merit, full-time, and part-time scholarships and fellowships are also available, including dissertation fellowships and summer fellowships for teaching assistants. Graduate appointments include assistantships, part-time lecturer positions, project-specific intern or trainee positions, and research assistantships.

University of New Hampshire -- A Land-, Sea-, and Space-Grant Institution

The University of New Hampshire was founded in 1866 as a designated land-grant institution. Today, the university is also designated a sea- and space-grant institution with a heavy focus on comprehensive undergraduate programs, superior graduate programs, and research opportunities.

Programs are designed to serve the state and region through applied research, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, and economic development activities. UNH has been named one of Sierra Magazine's top 10 "Coolest Schools" for its dedication to sustainability and solving climate problems.

The main campus of UNH is located adjacent to downtown Durham, New Hampshire. Located about an hour from Boston, Massachusetts or Portland, Maine, and just minutes from the Atlantic Coast, UNH offers students many opportunities for outdoor entertainment and cultural enrichment.

Location & Contact

Graduate School

University of New Hampshire

Thompson Hall
Durham, NH 03824
United States

Dr. Harry Richards


Phone: 603-862-3005
Fax: 603-862-0275

Dovev Levine

Admissions Officer

Phone: 603-862-3000
Fax: 603-862-0275

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Education (M Ed)
      Master of Social Work (MSW)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
      Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
      Specialist in Education (Ed S)
      Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
      Master of Public Administration (MPA)
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 759
    • Doctoral Degrees 58
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 55
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required for some and Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Required for some and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Required for some and Required for some


48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 2,554
    • Accepted 1,240
    • Acceptance Rate 48
    • Enrolled 625
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st April 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline February 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, TWE recommended

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$13,500
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,940
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,699.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students2196
    • Female Percentage58%
    • Male Percentage42%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students2196
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Full-time Percentage57%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown6%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty607
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%


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