University of New Hampshire Graduate School

  • NH


105 Main St.
United States

About Us

The University is ideally located within easy driving distance to the White Mountains, the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, and Boston, and enrolls more than 13,000 students in Durham and has a full-time faculty of more than 600. A comprehensive research university, the University of New Hampshire retains the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching.

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, which includes the Thompson School of Applied Science; College of Health and Human Services; Whittemore School of Business and Economics; University of New Hampshire at Manchester; University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord; and the Graduate School.

The University System of New Hampshire, of which UNH is a member, also includes Keene State College, Plymouth State University, and Granite State College.

The University awarded its first Ph.D. in 1896, placing it among the earliest American universities to award that degree. Doctoral programs in their present form began in the 1950s.

The mission of the Graduate School is to provide innovative, responsive, and accessible master's and doctoral degree programs of the highest quality to graduate students. Our programs foster a close interdependence between research and classroom teaching. The 600 graduate faculty members and more than 2,300 graduate students at UNH work together to develop new theoretical and empirical acknowledge, design innovative methods and technologies to discover and disseminate that knowledge, and engage in undergraduate and graduate state-of-the-art teaching. The Graduate School is a source of intellectual capital for the University, the region, and the nation.

UNH is the primary institution within the University System of New Hampshire responsible for providing graduate programs that meet state, regional, and national needs and the only one at which doctoral programs are offered.