Master in Public Policy
University of New Hampshire
USD 34,600 **
16 Aug 2023*
Earliest start date
28 Aug 2023
* Fall Term Application Deadlines: March 15 (for Carsey School Scholarship); July 15 or before (preferred); August 15 (final)
** $42,000 USD Tuition & Mandatory Fees ($70,000 including Living & Miscellaneous Expenses) for 16-month program
Why Get a Master's Degree in Public Policy at the Carsey School?
Our Master in Public Policy offers you the tools you need to make a difference and create change in the challenging environment of 21st-century policymaking. You will learn how to develop transformative policies through research and analysis, and how to strategically communicate those policies to bring your ideas to fruition. You will learn how to address the pressing issues that matter to you locally, nationally and globally. With the ability to earn your Master in Public Policy degree in just 16 months, your policy career is right around the corner!
Why Choose UNH’s Public Policy Program?
At UNH’s Carsey School of Public Policy, you will create a personalized degree based on your interests and graduate with skills today’s policy professionals need to succeed — analytical expertise, communication strategies, and the tools for advancing a policy agenda. Built into the unique curriculum are experiential learning opportunities to deepen and broaden your education. These include meeting with key policymakers in Congress, the White House, government agencies, advocacy groups and more throughout your semesters on campus and during our Washington, D.C., colloquium. You will also gain practical experience during a policy internship and employ the skills you have gained through a capstone project.
The Master in Public Policy degree offers you the opportunity to learn the skills you need to succeed in today’s public policy profession—analytical expertise, strategic vision, clear and compelling communications, and the tools of leadership. You can earn your degree in as little as 16 months and can choose a track focused on policy analysis or strategy and communications—and select from a broad range of electives to personalize your degree. Built into the unique curriculum are a variety of experiential learning opportunities to deepen and broaden what you learn in the classroom, such as:
- Colloquium in Washington, DC: You will be immersed in the capital scene – meeting with leaders in Congress, the White House, government agencies, political parties, advocacy groups, think tanks, and more.
- Policy Internship: You will work in a policy-focused organization to gain practical, real-world experience and a valuable perspective on careers in public policy.
- Capstone Project: You will employ the skills you have gained to delve deeply into a specific policy area to produce a comprehensive written report and oral presentation.
Program Delivery and Location
Academic courses are offered in-person on the University of New Hampshire’s Durham campus with a portion of the experiential learning taking place offsite: Washington, DC, for the Colloquium and at the Internship site location during the internship experience.
- Policy/program/research/political staff/leadership
- Policy advocate
- Legislative staff/management
- Sustainability manager
- Communications professional
- Community outreach partner
- Government affairs/relations
- Non-profit president, CEO, executive director, COO
- Elected official
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