Please visit the links at the right for information about admission, our programs, and graduate opportunities in Political Science.
Since 1948, the Graduate Program of the Department of Political Science has been educating students, scholars and civic leaders in all domains of political life. Encompassing a range of research fields, our graduate program allows students to explore the nature and distribution of political power and resources at the individual and community levels, as well as federal, state and local governments, electoral politics, and in the international arena.
The Department of Political Science at UNH offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Arts in Political Science and the Master of Public Administration. Both provide advanced study in political science, public policy, and public administration for students interested in professions in the fields of government, public service, non-profit management, electoral politics, education and research, or as preparation for Ph.D. programs. Our degree programs give students the flexibility to tailor their coursework to individual interests within a curriculum that ensures a strong foundation in research methodology, management, and other needed skills in the professions. Our faculty engage in teaching and research activities encompassing the fields of American politics, political thought, comparative politics, international politics, and public administration.
Both programs are offered to both full-time and part-time students. The M.P.A. program offers evening courses for working professionals at both the Durham and Manchester campuses.
The Graduate Program also offers the Certificate in Sustainability Politics and Policy. Administered by the Department of Political Science Graduate Program, it can include coursework from a number of other graduate programs. The Certificate is designed to give current graduate students, alumni and others in the community training and analysis on issues connecting environmental and social sustainability, politics and policy making initiatives. Such training is increasingly valuable for careers in the public sector, in non-profit organizations and in the private sector for both smaller and larger companies.
For learn more about our Graduate Programs, please visit the links at the right.