UNH Graduate Certificates

UNH Graduate Certificate Programs

Earning a graduate certificate can help advance your skillsets and accelerate your career, giving you the edge to compete in today’s job market. The University of New Hampshire offers a wide range of graduate-level certificates that you can earn alone or while simultaneously completing a graduate degree at the Carsey School.

Add one of these Graduate Certificate credentials to your Carsey School master's program and gain the expertise needed to accelerate your career. Graduate in the same time it takes to earn your master's degree in Public Policy or Public Administration!

UNH Grad Certificates & Carsey Degree Programs

Carsey School Director of Academic Programs Dan Bromberg talks about the advantages of earning a Graduate Certificate alongside a master’s degree in Public Policy or Public Administration from Carsey.

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Child Welfare Graduate Certificate

When combined with a Carsey School master's degree program, the Child Welfare Graduate Certificate program expands student career pathways in public child welfare and will aid in increasing valuable resources toward supporting children and families vulnerable to child abuse and neglect.

The four graduate certificate courses will replace degree requirements in your master's program as follows:

  • The four SW Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for 4 of the Elective MPA courses.
  • For the Executive MPA program which only requires 3 Elective courses, this means students would be taking one additional Elective course in order to fulfill the course requirements for the Child Welfare Graduate Certificate.

  • SW 860 (an elective in the Graduate Certificate program) will be substituted for 1 of 2 MPP courses required for the MPP's Policy Analysis Track. 
  • 2 of the Required and 1 of the Elective Grad Certificate courses will be substituted for 3 of the 4 Elective courses required in the MPP program.
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Data Science Graduate Certificate

When combined with a Carsey School master's degree program, the Data Science Graduate Certificate program expands student career pathways to make a greater impact within their organization and community with these advanced data analysis tools.

The four graduate certificate courses will replace degree requirements in your master's program as follows:

  • DATA 800 will be substituted for the MPA's PA 805-Intro to Statistical Analysis course, fulfilling 1 of 4 Basic Core Courses required in the MPA program.
  • DATA 820, DATA 821, and DATA 822 courses will be substituted for 3 of the Elective MPA courses.

  • DATA 800 will be substituted for the MPP's PPOL 908-Quantitative Methods for Policy Research course, fulfilling 1 of 5 Core Curriculum Courses required in the MPP program
  • DATA 820 and DATA 821 will be substituted for 2 MPP courses required for the MPP's Policy Analysis Track
  • DATA 822 will be substituted for 1 of the 4 Elective courses required in the MPP program
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Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate

When combined with a Carsey School master's degree program, the Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate program expands student career pathways in the field of geospatial science to include a foundation in the collection, management, analysis and visualization of spatial data related to the earth’s surface.

The five graduate certificate courses will replace degree requirements in your master's program as follows:

  • SOC 901 should be chosen as the Certificate's Data Analysis course and will be substituted for MPA's PA 805-Introduction to Statistical Analysis course, fulfilling 1 of 3 Advanced Core Courses required in the MPA program.
  • The four remaining Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate courses will be substituted for 4 of the Elective MPA courses.
  • For the Executive MPA program which only requires 3 Elective courses, this means students would be taking one additional Elective course in order to fulfill the course requirements for the Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate.

  • SOC 901 should be chosen as the Certificate's Data Analysis course and will be substituted for MPP's PPOL 908-Quantitative Methods for Policy Research course, fulfilling 1 of 5 Core Curriculum Courses required in the MPP program.
  • The 4 remaining Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate courses will fulfill all 4 Elective courses required in the MPP program unless Certificate Elective course(s) include qualifying data analysis curriculum content enabling them to be substituted for course(s) in the MPP's Policy Analysis Track.
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Health Data Science Graduate Certificate

When combined with a Carsey School master's degree program, the Health Data Science Graduate Certificate program expands student career pathways in the field of public healthcare by improving their healthcare analytic skills, statistical and programming foundations, and the visualization and translation of healthcare data.

The four graduate certificate courses will replace degree requirements in your master's program as follows:

  • HDS 800 will will be substituted for the MPA's PA 805-Intro to Statistical Analysis course, fulfilling 1 of 4 Basic Core Courses required in the MPA program
  • HDS 801, HDS 802, and HDS 803 courses will be substituted for 3 of the Elective MPA courses.

  • HDS 800 will be substituted for the MPP's PPOL 908-Quantitative Methods for Policy Research course, fulfilling 1 of 5 Core Curriculum Courses required in the MPP program
  • HDS 801 and HDS 802 will be substituted for the 2 MPP courses required for the MPP's Policy Analysis Track
  • HDS 803 will be substituted for 1 of the 4 Elective courses required in the MPP program
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Public Health Graduate Certificate

When combined with a Carsey School master's degree program, the Public Health Graduate Certificate program expands student career pathways in the public health or community health fields.

The four graduate certificate courses will replace degree requirements in your master's program as follows:

  • The four Public Health Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for 4 of the Elective MPA courses.
  • For the Executive MPA program which only requires 3 Elective courses, this means students would be taking one additional Elective course in order to fulfill the course requirements for the Public Health Graduate Certificate.

  • PHP 907 Public Health Policy should be chosen as the Elective for the Graduate Certificate and fulfills 1 of the 4 Elective courses required in the MPP program.
  • PHP 900, PHP 901, and PHP 996 Certificate courses will be substituted for the additional 3 of the 4 Elective courses required in the MPP program.

If you are interested in another Graduate Certificate not listed here (view all UNH Graduate Certificates) or wish to enroll in one of the Graduate Certificates above, please consult with your Carsey Academic Advisor to develop an academic plan to insure you meet the requirements of both degrees.

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