master in public policy
MPP vs. MPA / MPH
Thursday, December 8, 2022
If you are considering a master’s degree, recognizing the similarities and differences between public service degree programs is crucial when weighing the opportunities. Some of the most recognized service degrees – the Master in Public Policy (MPP), the Master in Public Administration (MPA), and the Master in Public Health (MPH) – focus on preparing students to take on leadership roles in public, private, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations, across a range of industries and fields. Despite the basic similarities, the curriculum delivered to students and the careers they are prepared for... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
What Can I Do with a Masters in Public Policy?
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
What can you do with a Masters in Public Policy and why should you earn this graduate degree? 1. To help make a difference in the world by working in roles responsible for analyzing and enacting policies that serve all. 2. To earn a degree that supports flexible career choices, as well as high earning potentials across many different industries. 3. To lead organizations in the government and/or nonprofit sectors. Read More