Apply to Graduate School at UNH
With our online application process, applying is easy and convenient. The online application form is for anyone interested in applying to a degree or a certificate program, including both United States and international citizens, although international citizens will need to complete our pre-application process first.
1 - Apply
- Review the programs of study for deadlines and requirements
- Use the Online Application Form to create an on-line application account.
- Answer all sections and then click the "Application is Complete" button to submit your application and pay the non-refundable application fee.
2 - Submit Documents
- Supporting documents should only be sent after you have completed and submitted your online application.
- Using the programs of study page, determine what letters, test scores and other materials are required for your program, then have them sent directly to the UNH Graduate School.
- Personal documents (essays, resumes, writing samples, etc) can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Properly identify yourself on all documents. Include full name, program, semester you are applying to, and the last four digits of your UNH ID. For mailed documents use the address on the footer of our website.
3 - Monitor Your Status
- Application Status: You are responsible for monitoring the status of your application; learn how on our application status instructions page.
- Admission Status: All official letters will be sent by email from the Graduate School office. Statements about admission from other sources are not official.
- Accept, Decline or Defer Offer: If you are admitted, you can respond to that offer of admission online using your Blackboard/MyUNH account. You can accept, decline, or defer your offer of admission.
- Graduate Aid: Offers of assistantships will come directly from the department.
Applicants are responsible for submitting the online application, and any supporting materials, directly to the UNH Graduate School office in Thompson Hall; do not send or address any materials to the department of study. Applicants are also responsible for monitoring the status of their application to make sure it is complete. All application materials become the property of the University of New Hampshire and will not be returned, duplicated, or forwarded to a third party at any time.
New Hampshire residents wishing to claim in-state residency must submit a residency form with their application materials. Until in-state status is proven, applicants will be considered as out of state residents. For more information see the graduate school residency policy. Note: If you live in New England, you may be eligible for the New England Regional (NER) tuition discount program.
Social Security Numbers
The University of New Hampshire is requesting your Social Security number (SSN) to comply with federal and state reporting requirements regarding students attending the institution. You must provide your SSN if you are applying for financial aid. The institution is required by the Internal Revenue Code and other federal laws to report names and SSN's of students who receive financial aid. The institution will not disclose an applicant's SSN to anyone outside the institution except as mandated by law or institutional policy.
UNH Accounts and your UNH ID
After you complete and submit your online application you will be provided with your UNH Student (Common) ID, a nine digit number that begins with the number 9. Within one business day of being given that UNH ID you can then use it to activate your MyUNH/Blackboard account (if you have not done so already) and track your application status.
If you become a student (or are already a student) at UNH, you will also be assigned a UNH Email account that will be used for all official communications. Until you receive your UNH email account we will use the email address that you provided on your application.