Accelerated Master in Public Policy

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Accelerated Master in Public Policy

For current University of New Hampshire undergraduates, there is an exciting opportunity to accelerate the MPP program by taking up to 12 credits in approved electives while still undergraduates. These students will then follow the standard MPP curriculum beginning in the fall following completion of their undergraduate degree. After finishing their spring semester, students who have achieved the maximum number of MPP credits as undergraduates will need to complete only their capstone and internship—which can be accomplished over the following summer. 

The application fee is waived for any UNH students applying for accelerated master’s admission. For more information, please contact Robin Husslage.


UNH Accelerated Masters Student Deadlines

  •  UNH seniors (90 credits or more) with a minimum of a 3.2 GPA can apply to take classes towards the MPP during the 2016-17 academic year.  Deadline for these applications has been extended to December 20.
  • UNH juniors can apply to take classes towards the MPP during the 2017-18 academic year,  Deadline for juniors is March 15 (although earlier application, prior to registration for fall 2017 courses, is recommended).  

 

Contact

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Admissions and General Program Information:
Robin Husslage 
carsey.mpp@unh.edu
603.862.2338

UNH Accelerated Masters Sample Schedule, One Year

UNH Undergrad or Summer  Fall January Term Spring Summer 2
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
     
  • Strategy and Practice of Public Policy (PPOL 902)
  • Fundamentals of Policy Analysis (PPOL 906)
  • Quantitative Analysis for Policy Research (PPOL 908)
  • Elective
  • Washington, DC Colloquium (PPOL 950)
  • Economics for Public Policy (PPOL 904)
  • Policy Across Borders (PPOL 910)
  • Capstone Planning (PPOL 990A)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Capstone Project (PPOL 990)
  • Internship

 

UNH Accelerated Masters with Specialization Certificates
Sample Schedule

UNH Undergrad or Summer Fall January Term Spring Summer 2 Fall 2
  • Elective
  • Elective
     
  • Strategy and Practice of Public Policy (PPOL 902)
  • Fundamentals of Policy Analysis (PPOL 906)
  • Quantitative Analysis for Policy Research (PPOL 908)
  • Elective
  • Washington, DC Colloquium (PPOL 950)
  • Economics for Public Policy
    (PPOL 904)
  • Policy Across Borders (PPOL 910)
  • Capstone Planning (PPOL 990A)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Capstone Project
    (
    PPOL 990)
  • Internship
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

 

**Accelerated MPP students may “double count” up to 3 classes (4-credit courses) for their Bachelor & MPP degrees. These classes must be completed before the Bachelor degree is awarded.

NOTE: With careful planning, UNH accelerated MPP students could also complete an additional Graduate Certificate in topics such as Analytics, Sustainability Politics & Policy, or additional graduate certificate programs in development. In general, 2 courses in a Graduate Certificate Program can “double count” toward the MPP.