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Graduate News and Events

Welcome to our news and events page, where we highlight information relating to graduate students, including news stories, cutting-edge research articles, and upcoming events such as workshops, seminars, and social gatherings.

News and Announcements

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UNH Launches New Master's Degree in Public Policy

The University of New Hampshire will offer a new master in Public Policy (MPP) program beginning next fall. Designed for tomorrow's policy leaders, the 14-16 month, 40-credit, full-time program will begin accepting applications immediately. The program will offer concentrations in policy analysis and strategy and communications, as well as a range of electives in specific policy areas. For more information, visit


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2016-2017 Dissertation Year Fellowship Application Now Open!

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the opening of our annual competition for Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYF). These awards are available on a competitive basis to doctoral students who meet the terms and awarding criteria. These awards include a stipend and a waiver of the doctoral research fee and mandatory fees for the period of the award. Find out more about submission deadlines and how to submit your application!


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UNH Graduate Students Among Social Venture Innovation Challege Winners

The annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC) is an idea-stage competition with the goal of inspiring innovative, solution-orientated thinking and ideas. Among the 2015 winners are Manchester MPA student Matt Wilhelm and several graduate students in UNH's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Read more about the 2015 Social Venture Innovation Challenge winners.


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York Beaches Nexus of Sustainability Research

As trends point toward increasing coastal pollution, beach closures represent a significant sustainability problem. The seaside community of York, Maine, has been committed to creating a science-based water quality advisory program, and UNH researchers are analyzing water quality and interviewing local businesses to provide a model for sustainability. Read more about the research being conducted on York's beaches.


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Extreme Weather: Is It All In Your Mind?

UNH Sociology doctorate recipient Matthew Cutler’s first sole-authored article, based on his dissertation research, has been picked up for a news story in USA Today. His research finds that weather is not as objective an occurrence as it might seem, and people's perceptions of what makes weather extreme are influenced by where they live, their income, as well as their political views. Read more about Matthew Cutler and his research.


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A Sober Story: UNH grad offers support and stability to those in recovery

Take a look inside Bonfire Recovery Services, the Dover sober house co-founded by UNH graduate John Eldredge '15G. The house helps soften recovering addicts’ re-entry into the world they knew by offering a drug- and alcohol-free environment and a supportive community of peers. Read more about co-founder John Eldredge, '15G, and Bonfire Recovery Services.


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What Happens Here Stays Here

With help from UNH Graduate School alum Matt Smith, Ph.D., '08, University of New Hampshire Professor John Aber leads an innovative research project that’s rooted in UNH’s land-grant mission. It’s work that could have major implications for small farms throughout the region and might even help take on the very big issue of climate change. Read more about the ongoing research at the UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm.


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Dissertation Defense Schedule

Doctoral students who have an upcoming dissertation oral defense will be announced on our website to help raise awareness about the research being conducted across campus. Take this oppurtunity to learn about the different types of research our graduate students are working on!

Events and Workshops

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