Admissions

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Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program.  We are here to help guide you through the application process and are available to answer any questions you may have about your application.  

This low-residency master’s program can be completed in 14 or 24 months and combines short, in-person summer terms with online fall through spring terms. Most students start the program in the summer which is held in person on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, NH.  Students can also choose to begin the program in the fall or spring terms.  See the application deadlines below based upon the chosen term start.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

The following chart summarizes what is required for application to the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program. Be sure to download  the Application Checklist to record important information and to monitor your progress.

Application Requirements Description
Application Method Must be submitted online
Application Deadline* Summer Term Start: March 15
Fall Term Start: June 1
Spring Term Start: November 15
Application Fee $65 USD
Letters of Reference Three (3) academic or professional letters of reference are required (submitted online)
Resume A current resume must be emailed to grad.docs@unh.edu.
Personal Statement A short personal statement including relevant past experiences (academics, research, and/or work experience), areas of interest, and goals in pursuing a master's degree. Please email to grad.docs@unh.edu.
Undergraduate Degree BA, BS, or equivalent is required from an accredited university.
Transcripts One set of official transcripts should be sent directly to the UNH Graduate School from each college/university you attended for two or more semesters.
GRE

Not required. Can be submitted if you wish.

TOEFL Only required if English is not your first language.
New Hampshire Residency Form Only required if you are a New Hampshire resident and wish to take advantage of the In-State discounted tuition. Complete the Statement of Residence form and submit to the UNH Graduate School.
International Applicants

International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible to insure visa’s and other necessary paperwork are received in a timely manner.  After acceptance of admission into the program, international students will receive an email from the Office of International Students and Scholars office (OISS). This email will ask you to complete a form online and upload necessary documents like a passport, proof of financial support and other pertinent information. International students will also be required to purchase Travel Health Insurance if medical coverage for travel within the United States is not provided by your organization (must include: medical evacuation and repatriation). For information on additional international student requirements and documents that may be needed, please consult the UNH International Students website.

*While applications received after the deadline may be considered, to receive priority consideration for financial aid, please submit your application by the deadline. Please check with the UNH Graduate School for graduate financial aid deadlines.

Application Checklist

All application materials for the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program must be submitted online through the University of New Hampshire Graduate School. Application materials as well as more specific details regarding the application process are available at the UNH Graduate School website.

 Download Application Checklist

Checking your Application Status

  • Login to the MyUNH Website using your MyUNH/Blackboard ID (MyUNH IT ID “username”) and Password.
  • Select the "Webcat/Services" tab and in the "UNH - Access Webcat" box, click the “continue” button.
  • Next select the "Admissions" link from the list and then select the application you want to view under the "Processed Applications" header.
  • It may take up to 1-2 business days before you will be able to view your application online. If you are unable to see your application after that time, please contact the UNH Graduate Office (603-862-3000).

Financial Aid

Learn more about what financial aid options are available to you.

Contact 

Image of Sanjeev SharmaAdmissions and Academic Advising:
Sanjeev Sharma
sanjeev.sharma@unh.edu
603.862.1871

 

 

Image of Robin HusslageGeneral Program Information:
Robin Husslage
robin.husslage@unh.edu
603.862.2338

 

Testimonial

“Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly, producing a comfortable and respectful learning environment where we all feel free to share our experiences and opinions and learn from one another. I've been so pleased that, despite the vast differences in backgrounds and experiences, we all share in an ideal of how we'd like to affect the world.”

- Elizabeth Lee