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UNH Graduate School

From the day you arrive at UNH to pursue an advanced degree, you’ll find yourself immersed in a supportive, diverse, research-rich environment in a beautiful part of New England, collaborating with some of the world’s brightest and most respected minds.

The Graduate School oversees all graduate programs including intercollegiate programs that involve faculty and coursework from multiple schools or colleges. Intercollegiate programs offer students the opportunity to pursue new and emerging fields of study that draw upon multiple disciplines, leading to solid disciplinary foundations as well as cross-disciplinary skills useful for solving new social and scientific problems.

Students and Faculty

Graduate students play a key role in major, cutting-edge research, working side by side with renowned faculty and diverse students from around the world. Come visit our campus, talk with faculty and graduate students, and explore the boundless opportunities.

It’s been called an epidemic, the staggering increase in the number of deaths from opioid drug overdoses in New Hampshire in recent years; by the end of 2016, it’s predicted that the number will reach nearly 480. Dual degree J.D./MSW graduate Courtney Gray is doing her part to help service providers across the state help those struggling with addiction.

Two UNH students and one incoming graduate student have been awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Current UNH doctoral student Wyatt Shell, above, will use his fellowship to support his carpenter bee research, while incoming graduate student Clarice Perryman's fellowship will be put to use supporting her studies of methane production in permafrost ecosystems.

UNH Carpenter Professor Will Clyde has coauthored a book that is bringing to life Earth's long-buried history. We know the surface of Earth looked vastly different 2.5 billion years ago — but just how different, and just how events that happened millions of years in the past can give us insight into our world today, are questions that have long beckoned scientists to one location in northwestern Wyoming.


UNH is a land-, sea-, and space-grant research university. It comprises the following academic units: the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences; College of Liberal Arts; College of Life Sciences and Agriculture; College of Health and Human Services; Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics; University of New Hampshire at Manchester; University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord; and the Graduate School, which includes interdisciplinary study and intercollegiate programs. Also included is the newly-established Carsey School of Public Policy and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering.

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers degrees in engineering, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, earth science, physics, and material science. The College's research and design activities fulfill an important part of its educational mission by educating future research scientists and engineers and attracting, engaging and retaining excellent faculty and staff. The College also embraces its mission to serve the citizens of the State of New Hampshire, national, and international needs where it may contribute.

The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is the University of New Hampshire's first 'interdisciplinary school', designed to address today's highly complex ocean and coastal challenges through integrated graduate education, research and engagement. As such, it serves as an interdisciplinary nexus for marine science and ocean engineering teaching and research across the University.

The College of Health and Human Services is committed to partnering with public and private organizations to enhance health through the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and high quality education. The College's researchers are at the forefront of posing innovative solutions to some of today’s most challenging health and wellness questions across a range of disciplines, and students work directly with professors to explore concepts using evidenced-based practice and engage in cutting edge research.

The College of Liberal Arts is a place of possibility, discovery, and exploration, offering programs of study in the humanities, social sciences, fine and peformaing arts, and education. The College encourages students to challenge themselves academically while working side-by-side with faculty members to develop excellent preparation for careers in their chosen fields. Liberal Arts students develop the qualities of mind and the skills needed to successfully move into the heart of the 21st century.

The College of Life Sciences is made up of world- and nationally-renowned faculty who combine teaching with a passion for research and public service. Their work helps understand the nature of biological systems, manage and conserve natural resources, improve agricultural profitability and sustainability, enhance health and nutrition, and foster economic development. Students follow their intellectual interests and, by participating in faculty-supported outreach initiatives that benefit the state and the region, find greater meaning in their studies.

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics holds the distinct honor of being accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for business schools, worldwide. AACSB accredited schools confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. The College offers students a dynamic learning environment that combines a comprehensive core curriculum with abundant opportunities for hands-on experience.

UNH Manchester is the university’s urban campus, offering a UNH education to commuter students in greater Manchester and the Merrimack Valley region. Students are offered an affordable avenue for earning a UNH degree, with smaller classes held at times that accommodate the schedules of students who are also working. Capitalizing on its location in the revitalized Millyard, UNH Manchester creates an environment in which students, faculty, business/industry, government, and nonprofits collaborate on mutually beneficial projects and initiatives.

The University of New Hampshire School of Law, an intimate, innovative law school, is committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, grow through the collegiality of a 12:1 student/faculty ratio, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, public policy, and commerce and technology.

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is a nationally acclaimed resource for research, leadership development, and engaged scholarship relevant to public policy. The School strives for innovative, responsive, and equitable solutions at all levels of government and in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. With an expanding range of degree and non-degree programs, the Carsey School of Public Policy offers a growing number of opportunities for those interested in beginning, or advancing, careers in public policy.