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How Has the Pandemic Increased the Need for Public Policy Graduates?

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Policymakers have been at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, responsible for how countries work individually and together to help halt the spread of the virus. As the current health crisis exposes some of society’s most pressing social issues and deep-rooted inequalities, public policy students and graduates face a scenario unlike anything the world has seen before. Let’s take a look at public policy’s role in shaping a more sustainable future... Read More
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How Important Is Experiential Learning to Your Public Policy Education?

Monday, January 3, 2022
Experiential learning, when paired with a rigorous theoretical knowledge base, can help you get more value out of your graduate program, expand your professional network, and better prepare you for employment in your chosen field. This article summarizes some of the many advantages of experiential education and highlights how the Carsey School's graduate degrees incorporate numerous experiential learning opportunities. Read More
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How Can Students Get Involved in Advocacy, Outreach, and Community Service?

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Student interest in activism and advocacy is at an all-time high, with movements such as Black Lives Matter, the Me Too movement, and LGBTQ+ receiving significant support across college and university campuses. Closely aligned with the drive to create change, public administration, advocacy, and social service graduate programs have become more popular than ever. And that's a good thing for everyone. More people interested in studying social care and public policy issues means more professionals with the knowledge and skills to build stronger, more equitable local, national, and even... Read More
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5 Careers for Public Service Graduates

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
In the United States, 1.3 million charitable nonprofits play critical roles in feeding, sheltering, educating, and strengthening our nation’s communities. The need for these organizations – and the services they provide – grows on a daily basis. Fortunately, the number of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. continues to grow as well. Read More
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How Do Carsey’s Graduate Programs Prepare Students for Nonprofit Management and the Nonprofit Sector?

Friday, August 6, 2021
How can a Master in Public Policy, Master in Public Administration, or Master in Community Development prepare you to work in Nonprofit Management? At the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH, it’s by connecting our students to local and regional nonprofits, teaching them about the unique work of nonprofit managers, and inspiring them to create change through hands-on projects. Read More
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April Unemployment Data Do Not Indicate Benefits of Keeping Workers Home

Friday, May 21, 2021
The employment data for April 2021 have elevated the question of whether the availability of unemployment benefits at higher levels during the COVID-19 economic crisis is keeping workers at home. Today’s state-by-state data release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers one piece of evidence that this is not the case. Read More
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The Carsey School and the Opportunity Finance Network – A Partnership for Education and Advancement

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The Carsey School of Public Policy partners with select organizations that share a community-focused mission, among them the Opportunity Finance Network. This partnership provides advancement opportunities for OFN employees and board members. Read More
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MPA vs. MPP: How Are They Different?

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
For undergraduates and working professionals, understanding the distinct differences and similarities within a public-service master’s degree program is essential. Perhaps the two most popular public service degrees – the Master in Public Policy and the Master of Public Administration – focus on preparing professionals to work in public service roles across different industries and career fields. Learn more on the differences and similarities in masters in public policy and public administration degrees in our article, MPA vs. MPP: How Are They Different? Read More
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Top 5 Reasons to Pursue an Accelerated Master’s Degree at UNH

Thursday, October 29, 2020
This article outlines the 5 top reasons why students should consider applying for one of the accelerated 1-year masters programs available at UNH. It examines the benefits of enrolling in a UNH accelerated master’s program and discusses the opportunities provided to gain first-hand experiences relevant to the fields of Public Policy and Public Administration. Read More
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USNH Employees – Earn Your Masters Degree from the Carsey School for Free!

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Employment within the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) offers benefits beyond the beautiful campus, comprehensive healthcare, and retirement planning. As a USNH employee, you are also eligible to receive outstanding tuition benefits as well. You can receive up to a 100 percent discount on tuition costs for credit-bearing courses, up to a 50 percent discount for non-credit courses, and your spouse and children are eligible for up to a 50 percent discount on current in-state tuition. Read More