Accelerated Master's Programs

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Undergraduate students in an accelerated master's program

The Carsey School of Public Policy offers Accelerated Master’s programs to eligible UNH undergraduates in Public Administration and Public Policy. Students can apply in either their junior or senior years and can begin taking undergraduate courses as a senior and earn up to 12 graduate credits. This enables students to graduate from UNH in just 5 years with a preferred master’s degree, ready to take on leadership roles in public, private, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations.

 

Why should you earn an Accelerated Master's Degree from the Carsey School?
 

  •   Complete your master's degree in just 12 months
  •   Receive up to $10,380 in cost savings
  •   Take up to 4 undergraduate courses and earn equivalent graduate credits
  •   Pay only for your undergraduate courses – graduate course equivalents are free!
  •   Application fee to the UNH Graduate School is waived
  •   For MPP applicants: the GRE requirement is waived
  •   Become eligible for Carsey School Scholarships and Fellowships as a graduate student
  •   Apply as a Junior or a Senior
  •   Available to students who participate in the Semester in the City program
  •   Start taking courses once you've reached Senior status (90+ credits)
Course Level Undergraduate Program–Senior Year MPA Graduate Program
Fall Term January Term Spring Term Summer Term
UNDERGRADUATE
  • Undergrad Course A
  • Undergrad Course B
  • Undergrad Course C
  • Undergrad Course D
 
GRADUATE

MPP Elective Courses (800+ Level)

  • Grad-level Course A
  • Grad-level Course B
  • Grad-level Course C
  • Grad-level Course D
  • Foundations/Theories of Public Admin
  • Policy & Program Evaluation
  • Legal/Policy-making Environment
  • Performance Management in
    Public and Non-profit Organizations
  • MPA Capstone
  • Intro to Statistical Analysis
  • Organization & Management
  • Negotiations
# of Graduate Credits
(Total of 36 Credits)
12 Credits 9 Credits 3 Credits 9 Credits 3 Credits
Course Level Undergraduate Program–Senior Year MPP Graduate Program
Fall Term January Term Spring Term Summer Term
UNDERGRADUATE
  • Undergrad Course A
  • Undergrad Course B
  • Undergrad Course C
  • Undergrad Course D
 
GRADUATE

MPP Elective Courses (800+ Level)

  • Grad-level Course A
  • Grad-level Course B
  • Grad-level Course C
  • Grad-level Course D
  • Fundamentals of Policy Analysis
  • Economics for Public Policy
  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Research
  • MPP Track Elective Course
  • Washington, DC, Colloquium
  • Strategy & Practice
  • Policy Across Borders
  • Policy Capstone Planning
  • MPP Track Elective Course
  • Policy Capstone
  • Policy Internship
# of Graduate Credits
(Total of 40 Credits)
12 Credits 12 Credits 3 Credits 10 Credits 3 Credits
  • Students must have a 3.20 GPA to be eligible
  • Be a UNH undergraduate senior (90+ credits) to start taking courses
  • Seniors may register for a maximum of 12 credits of graduate-level courses (800+) prior to completing their bachelor's degree.
  • Students admitted to the Accelerated Master's program must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20 throughout their senior year, complete their undergraduate degree as planned, and pass graduate courses taken for credit with a grade of B- or better.
  • Dual-credit forms must be completed and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School at the beginning of the semester for which dual credit is sought.
  • Full details/requirements can be found in the Accelerated Master's Section of the Graduate School Admissions webpage.

Carsey School Director of Academic Programs Dan Bromberg is joined by Candice Morey of the UNH Graduate School to discuss the Carsey School of Public Policy’s Accelerated Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Public Administration.

Discover what makes these Accelerated programs truly unique and learn the many advantages of pursuing a master’s degree while a junior or senior at the University of New Hampshire.

  • With Student Juliana Good '20, '21G (MPP)
    "In the words of Nike: Just Do It! This is an incredibly flexible, supportive, and engaging program that will translate your plans for changing the world into tangible work."       ~(MPP) student Juliana Good '20, '21G
    With Student Juliana Good '20, '21G (MPP)
    "In the words of Nike: Just Do It! This is an incredibly flexible, supportive, and engaging program that will translate your plans for changing the world into tangible work."       ~(MPP) student Juliana Good '20, '21G
  • With Alum Justin Klingler '18, '19G (MPP)
    In summer 2018, Justin Klingler '18 '19G spent nine weeks interning at the Community Development Finance Authority connecting his classroom lessons to real world applications. As an accelerated master’s in public policy major, Klingler completed...
    With Alum Justin Klingler '18, '19G (MPP)
    In summer 2018, Justin Klingler '18 '19G spent nine weeks interning at the Community Development Finance Authority connecting his classroom lessons to real world applications. As an accelerated master’s in public policy major, Klingler completed...
  • With Student Jordyn Kafka '19 (MPP)
    "I found [the Washington, D.C., Colloquium] to be the most valuable aspect of the program because I got to apply classroom skills to the real world of policymaking."      ~(MPP) Alum Jordyn Kafka '19, '20G
    With Student Jordyn Kafka '19 (MPP)
    "I found [the Washington, D.C., Colloquium] to be the most valuable aspect of the program because I got to apply classroom skills to the real world of policymaking."      ~(MPP) Alum Jordyn Kafka '19, '20G
  • With Alum Hannah MacBride '07, '13G (MCD) & Marisa Rafal '19, '20G (MPP)
    The annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge serves as an important platform for UNH System students and alumni, as well as New Hampshire residents, to promote their...
    With Alum Hannah MacBride '07, '13G (MCD) & Marisa Rafal '19, '20G (MPP)
    The annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge serves as an important platform for UNH System students and alumni, as well as New Hampshire residents, to promote their...
  • With Alum Sarah Nadeau '19, '20G (MPP)
    Public policy advocacy encompasses a range of activities, in settings as varied as the streets of our local New Hampshire communities and the halls of the U.S. Congress. Fortunately for Sarah Nadeau ’19, a student in the Master in Public Policy ...
    With Alum Sarah Nadeau '19, '20G (MPP)
    Public policy advocacy encompasses a range of activities, in settings as varied as the streets of our local New Hampshire communities and the halls of the U.S. Congress. Fortunately for Sarah Nadeau ’19, a student in the Master in Public Policy ...

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