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Community Development or Global Conflict & Human Security—What's the Difference?

Thursday, October 26, 2023
The Carsey school has expanded its program offerings, adding a fourth degree, Global Conflict & Human Security (GCHS). This program provides students with the opportunity to explore their public service passions in a global context. While the GCHS program is a unique online program, it bears foundational similarities to the Master in Community Development (MCD) program. Understanding how they differ is important to making an informed decision regarding your education and career planning. Read More
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6 Types of Financial Aid for Grad School – That Aren’t Student Loans

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Paying for grad school can be daunting when most sources encourage taking out large student loans. Luckily, there are a myriad of ways to help ease the financial strain tuition can cause without using large loans as a first resort. Check out some of the methods of paying for graduate school available through the University of New Hampshire and the UNH Carsey School. 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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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