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.

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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:

  • 3 Child Welfare Graduate Certificate courses will be substituted for all 3 of the MCD Elective courses. Students will need to take 1 additional Child Welfare Graduate Certificate course to fulfill the Certificate's course requirement.

  • The 4 Child Welfare Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for 4 of the Elective MPA courses.
  • For the Executive MPA program 3 Child Welfare Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for all 3 of the Executive MPA Elective courses. Students will need to take 1 additional Child Welfare Graduate Certificate course to fulfill the Certificate’s course requirements.

  • 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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Citizen and Community Science Graduate Certificate

When combined with a Carsey School master's degree program, the Citizen and Community Science Graduate Certificate program expands the opportunities for students and professionals to develop competencies supporting authentic citizen and community science, preparing graduates for a range of careers within a variety of organizations.

The 5 graduate certificate courses will replace degree requirements in your master's program as follows:

  • GRAD 834, MARI 801 (taken twice), and MARI 901 courses will be substituted for 2 of the MCD elective courses. 1 course from the Certificate’s approved elective course lists will be substituted for the third MCD elective course. Students will need to take 1 additional Citizen and Community Science Graduate Certificate course to fulfill the Certificate’s course requirements.

  • GRAD 834, MARI 801 (taken twice), and MARI 901 courses will be substituted for 2 of the MPA elective courses. 1 course from the Certificate’s approved list of natural science, social science, or engineering electives will be substituted for a third MPA elective course. MPA course PA 804 can be chosen to fulfill the Certificate’s resource management elective course requirement.

  • GRAD 834, MARI 801 (taken twice), and MARI 901 will be substituted for 2 of the MPP elective courses. MPP’s required course PPOL 904 or PPOL 908 can be chosen to fulfill the Certificate’s natural science, social science, or engineering elective requirement or another course can be chosen from the Certificate’s approved list which will be substituted for a third MPP elective course. MPP course PPOL 904 can be chosen to fulfill the Certificate’s resource management elective course requirement.
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Coastal Policy Graduate Certificate

When combined with a Carsey School master's degree program, the Coastal Policy Graduate Certificate program expands the opportunities for career pathways in coastal and marine policy, management, and applied science.

The 5 graduate certificate courses will replace degree requirements in your master's program as follows:

  • MARI 801 (taken twice), MARI 805, and MARI 901 courses will be substituted for 2 of the MCD elective courses. 1 course from the Certificate’s approved list of natural science, social science, or engineering electives will be substituted for a third MCD elective course. MCD courses DPP 901 or DPP 911 can be chosen to fulfill the Certificate’s policy elective course requirement.

  • MARI 801 (taken twice), MARI 805, and MARI 901 courses will be substituted for 2 of the MPA elective courses. One course from the Certificate’s approved list of natural science, social science, or engineering electives will be substituted for a third MPA elective course. MPA courses PA 800 or PA 804 can be chosen to fulfill the Certificate’s policy elective course requirement.

  • MARI 801 (taken twice), MARI 805, and MARI 901 courses will be substituted for 2 of the MPP elective courses. MPP’s required course PPOL 904 can be chosen to fulfill the Certificate’s natural science, social science, or engineering elective requirement or another course can be chosen from the Certificate’s approved list which will be substituted for a third MPP elective course. MPP courses PPOL 806, PPOL 812, PPOL 902, PPOL 904 or PPOL 910 can be chosen to fulfill the Certificate’s policy elective course requirement
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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:

  • 3 Data Science Graduate Certificate courses will be substituted for all 3 of the MCD Elective courses. Students will need to take 1 additional Data Science Graduate Certificate course to fulfill the Certificate's course requirements.

  • 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:

  • 3 Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for all 3 of the MCD Elective courses. Students will need to take 2 additional Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate courses to fulfill the Certificate’s course requirements.

  • 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, 3 Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for all 3 of the Executive MPA Elective courses. Students will need to take 2 additional Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate courses to fulfill the Certificate’s course requirements.

  • 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:

  • 3 Health Data Science Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for all 3 of the MCD Elective courses. Students will need to take 1 additional Health Data Science Graduate Certificate course to fulfill the Certificate’s course requirements.

  • 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:

  • 3 Public Health Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for all 3 of the MCD Elective courses. Students will need to take 1 additional Public Health Graduate Certificate course to fulfill the Certificate’s course requirements.

  • The four Public Health Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for 4 of the Elective MPA courses.
  • For the Executive MPA program3 Public Health Graduate Certificate Courses will be substituted for all 3 of the Executive MPA Elective courses. Students will need to take 1 additional Public Health Graduate Certificate course to fulfill the Certificate’s course requirements.

  • 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 ensure you meet the requirements of both degrees.

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