Tuition and Cost

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Tuition and Cost

Created with working professionals in mind, the Master in Community Development Policy and Practice program requires minimal time on campus, reducing the time away from work to just three weeks during the summer terms.  These short, in person terms are followed by a light, online course load during the fall through spring terms.  Students will take a total of 14 courses over 14 to 24 months.

Tuition for the 14- to 24-month master’s program totals $30,063 for out of the state applicants and $27,330 for New Hampshire residents. A detailed breakdown of tuition is shown below with estimated costs for room and board, mandatory fees, and expenses in the sections that follow.

14-Month Program Tuition


24-Month Program Tuition

Housing and Dining

(Summer Terms Only)

Students attending the summer term on campus can stay in graduate dormitory accommodations on campus or can choose to stay off campus. The total cost of housing and dining will vary depending upon where the student chooses to stay and the student's length of stay. Below are cost estimates for a typical twenty-three-day stay on campus:

Image of estimated costs for summer term (Housing for 23 Days = $800 and Dining for weekends = 450)

Fees and Expenses 

Below is a detailed list of anticipated mandatory fees and estimated expenses for each academic term. Note that the expenses include an estimate of the cost for books and supplies only and does not include health insurance1, additional meals, or travel expenses:

Fees and Costs


1  All students are required to be covered by a health insurance policy while on the University of New Hampshire campus. International students may need to purchase a health insurance policy if their current policy does not provide health coverage in the United States. Please plan on arranging for this coverage, if needed, prior to your arrival on the University of New Hampshire campus (the cost for this is not included in this summary).

If you live more than 50 miles from the UNH Durham, NH Campus, you may petition each fall and spring term to have all fees except registration ($20) and technology (Two courses: $50.25; One course: $25) removed from your account. After completing and signing the petition form (Petition for Exception to  Academic Policy), you may submit it directly to UNH Business Services: or by mail: UNH Business Services, 11 Garrison Avenue, Durham, NH 03824. Please be aware that this petition should be filed prior to the start of the semester. You may still file a 'late' petition as long as you are petitioning for the current semester. However, once the semester is over, you cannot retroactively petition for a waiver of a past semester's fees.

If only 1 course is taken per fall or spring term, the only mandatory fees that apply are the registration fee ($20) and the technology fee ($25), total of $45. All other listed fees will not be assessed to your account.

Example Program Costs

Below are the program costs for two typical students enrolled in the Master in Community Development Policy and Practice program:

(A) This student lives outside of New Hampshire (Out-of-State) more than 50 miles from the UNH Durham campus. They have chosen the 14-month program and plan to take a January term class. They will be staying in a dormitory on the UNH campus during the summer terms: 


(B) This student is a New Hampshire resident (In-State) and lives within 50 miles of the UNH Durham campus.  They have chosen the 24-Month program with a summer start and plan to take a January term class during the first year. They will be commuting to campus during the two summer terms:





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Sanjeev Sharma