Dual Degree & Special Programs

     

    The UNH Graduate School offers a variety of dual degree options, certificates and special programs that may not be outlined in the catalog. These programs are described and listed below.

      The UNH Graduate School offers a variety of dual degree programs. For general information on the various types of dual degree programs we offer, see our policy section on dual degrees in our online catalog.

      Accelerated Master's Dual Degree Programs (UNH Seniors Only)

      Accelerated Master's Admission is a Special Program for UNH Seniors Only. Qualified University of New Hampshire seniors may be admitted to the Graduate School provided they have followed normal application procedures. See our Accelerated Master's Program page for complete details, and search our programs of study page for eligible accelerated master's programs.

      Business Administration and Law (M.B.A./J.D.) Dual Degree Program

      UNH School of Law, in conjunction with the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH, offers a M.B.A./J.D. (Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor) dual degree program for students seeking the benefits of both degrees. The integration of these two degrees enables students to graduate with a rich understanding of how legal and business issues are increasingly related in a complex global economy. Please see the Programs of Study for more information about the M.B.A./J.D. dual degree guidelines and review our J.D. dual degree protocols.

      Certificates as a Dual (Secondary) Program

      A student can also pursue a certificate program as a secondary degree. Instructions to apply for this program are provided on the application for a certificate as a secondary degree form.

      Public Policy and Analytics (M.P.P./M.S.) Dual Degree Program

      The Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree equips you with the skills and knowledge required to analyze critical societal issues, develop effective policy solutions, and translate analysis into action.

      You can choose to start the program with either the Master in Public Policy (fall term) or the MS in Analytics (summer term) and study a mix of content from both programs each year. Your capstone experience during the second year for both paths will demonstrate your command of skills from each program. In just two years, you will graduate with two highly marketable and sought-after degrees:  Master in Public Policy and MS in Analytics.

      Public Policy and Law (M.P.P./J.D.) Dual Degree Program

      The Carsey School of Public Policy in conjunction with the UNH Law School offers a dual degree M.P.P./J.D. (Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor) program for students seeking the benefits of both degrees. This dual degree program trains students to effectively combine legal issues in the realm of public policy. For information about applying, please review our J.D. dual degree protocols.

      Social Work and Law (M.S.W./J.D.) Dual Degree Program

      The Social Work Department in conjunction with the UNH Law School offers a dual degree M.S.W./J.D. (Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor) program for students who want to pursue a career combining law and social work to address social justice issues like immigration, domestic violence or gender bias and discrimination. Please review our J.D. dual degree protocols and contact Dr. Sharon Murphy for information about applying.

      Social Work and Kinesiology (M.S.W./M.S.) Dual Degree Program

      The Kinesiology and Social Work departments have a special dual degree program for students interested in combining kinesiology and social work. Applicants can apply if they meet the application requirements for both programs. Dual degree applicants may be accepted to the dual degree program, or to the M.S.W. program or the M.S. in kinesiology program only. For additional information on the program, please visit the Social Work and Kinesiology dual degree web page.

      Bridge Program

      International applicants with below-minimum TOEFL scores may apply as a Bridge Master’s student in the following programs:

      • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
      • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
      • Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering
      • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
      • Master of Science in Computer Science

      Bridge Master’s students begin their UNH studies by taking a series of English as a Second Language courses, followed by the TOEFL test. After passing the TOEFL with a minimum score of 80 or higher (IBT format), students can then enroll in graduate-level courses towards their master’s degree. For more information about our Bridge Program please contact the Graduate School directly.

      Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) Interdisciplinary Study and Research

      The Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space offers students the opportunity for interdisciplinary study and research. Certain graduate degree programs in earth sciences, physics, natural resources and zoology can be accessed through the Institute as follows:

      • All M.S. programs in earth sciences
      • Specialization in space physics and astrophysics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
      • Departmental (M.S.) or interdepartmental (Ph.D.) program in natural resources and earth systems sciences

      Admission and degree requirements are set by the respective departments and program. See the graduate program descriptions in earth sciences, physics, zoology, natural resources and the natural resources and earth systems sciences program (NRESS) for admission and degree requirements.

      English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute

      Our intensive ESL Institute program is offered each summer and during the academic year. The Institute helps students develop their English language skills, learn more about American culture and prepare for study at an American university. Our program consists of four hours of in-class English instruction each morning, including pronunciation, conversation, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Equal attention is given to spoken and written language. Language lab, computer facilities and our state-of-the-art library are available for student use.

      Global Student Success Program

      The Global Student Success Program is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but need additional academic support to gain entry to the UNH graduate degree programs in engineering and computer science.

      Marine Program

      The UNH Marine Program integrates marine research, education and public service activities of over 60 faculty, 300 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students from 14 departments and three colleges at the university. The program serves as a catalyst for marine research activities at various levels from individual investigators to large interdisciplinary Centers of Excellence and Cooperative Institutes projects. Since 2000, these activities have attracted in excess of $20M in extramural support annually and this has allowed us to expand the research opportunities available to our undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to these opportunities, the Marine Program retains a core focus on finding solutions to real-world problems and integrating these efforts not only into the formal classroom, but through nationally-acclaimed public education and outreach efforts through our Marine Docent and Sea Grant programs.

      Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) - Suspended Until Further Notice

      The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies of the University of Rhode Island (URI), with the cooperation and support of the UNH Library, offers courses each semester in Durham. The courses meet requirements for a URI Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.). The degree requires 42 hours of credit, most of which may be completed at UNH and/or through online courses. Depending on the individual program of study, a student may need to take one or more courses at other campuses (URI Kingston, URI Providence or Worcester State College).

      NH Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NH LEND) Program

      The NH Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH LEND) is a collaboration between the Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED) at the University of New Hampshire, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine. NH LEND is a maternal and child health-funded workforce development program.

      NH LEND seeks to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health. Trainees from a variety of professional disciplines engage in graduate-level training related to interdisciplinary leadership for children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families. Since 2011, a partnership between NH LEND and the University of Maine has served an area not currently served by a LEND training program and assists in developing infrastructure and addressing regional needs, particularly in rural underserved regions.

      The NH LEND Program provides training for students and professionals from diverse disciplines, including:

      • Audiology
      • Developmental Pediatrics
      • Early Childhood Education
      • Health Management & Policy
      • Nutrition
      • Nursing
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Physical Therapy
      • Psychology
      • Public Health
      • Social Work
      • Speech Language Pathology

      This rigorous program includes coursework and practicum experiences with faculty, families, community partners and legislators. Traineeships require a minimum commitment of 300 hours over a nine-month period. Competitive stipends are awarded to support participation in the program.

      Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in December each year. For more information and an application please visit the NH LEND Program website.

      Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program

      The UNH Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program provides graduate students with the necessary tools to become successful faculty members. The program includes faculty mentoring opportunities, teaching courses with faculty supervision, direct, personal experience with diverse institutions and learning about the emerging and future expectations of faculty. The PFF Program is intended to enhance, rather than replace, current models of graduate education.

      Professional Development and Training

      UNH Professional Development & Training (PD&T) offers a variety of seminars, noncredit certificate programs, conferences and institutes designed to provide practical, state-of-the-art skills and knowledge that enable individuals, companies and organizations to enhance their performance and productivity. Offerings are held at the PD&T Training Centers at Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth, in downtown Manchester, and on the Durham campus. In addition to its public programs, PD&T also develops customized training to meet the needs of companies that want to offer in-house training for their managers and staff. For more information, call (603) 862-7380 or send an email to professional.development@unh.edu.