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The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is widely known for its research, policy education, and civic engagement work. The school publishes policy-relevant research briefs, offers four master's degree programs, and brings people together for thoughtful dialogue to address societal challenges. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a touchstone for our faculty, staff, and students as we strive to make our communities more equitable and sustainable. 


Recent Publications and Upcoming Events

UNH to Establish Hub for Early Childhood Education Research

The Carsey School is establishing a first-in-the-state early care and education research consortium, made possible by a $1.5 million grant from the Couch Family Foundation.

The multi-year grant will enable the Carsey School to conduct new research on early childhood care and education policy and help to build and coordinate a consortium of researchers and practitioners across the Granite State.

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This is a pivotal project that will purposefully bring together the state’s early childhood experts and stakeholders and propel us toward a research agenda that can inform both policy and action for a more robust early childhood education system in the state.” – Jess Carson, research assistant professor and director of Carsey's Center for Social Policy in Practice

The Carsey School-led consortium will include other research organizations like UNH’s Early Childhood Initiative to expand understanding beyond the challenges of access and affordability to what defines excellence in the early education classroom. Read the full article.

Upcoming Events

  • May
    21
    noon - 12:30 p.m.,  Learn more about what the University of New H a.m.pshire's Carsey School of Public Policy has to offer online! During this info session, we will discuss our Online Master's progr a.m.s in Community Develo p.m.ent, Global Conflict & a.m.p; Human Security, and Public Administration.
  • June
    12
    8 a.m. - 9 a.m.,  Nearly 1 in 3 Granite Staters find it challenging to afford the combined cost of child care, housing, transportation, and other basic necessities. We regularly hear how NH is one of the wealthiest states in America, but does this superlative mask the financial vulnerability that NH residents face? Join us to hear from Gene Martin, Executive Director of the New H a.m.pshire Fiscal Policy Institute, to learn about who is impacted by these trends and how public policies can i...
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