Information Technology - MS (Manchester)
This program prepares students for a professional IT or computing-related career and for advanced studies in a computing discipline. This program is designed for qualified candidates with interest in the IT field, including international students, working adults seeking a career change and computing professionals ready to advance their careers. Using a blended learning model that combines in-class and online learning activities, the program emphasizes computing practices, authentic project experiences, and communication and collaboration with peers and IT professionals. This is a flexible evening-based program offered at the Graduate School Manchester Campus.
Applying to graduate school has never been easier! To complete your application, you will need:
- $65 application fee (pay online)
- Prior college transcripts
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Personal Statement/Essay Questions
Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.
Deadlines: Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:
- Fall: June 1 (final); June 30 (International students residing outside of the US)
- Spring: November 1; Deadline extended to December 10
- Summer: April 1
New England Regional: No
Accelerated Masters Eligible: Yes
Supplemental Materials: The Details
If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. However, if you attended GSC, Keene or Plymouth, then you must request and submit original transcripts from those institutions.
If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:
- Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
- Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.
Letters of Recommendation: 3 Required
Special Note: Currently enrolled UNH students applying to the accelerated masters Information Technology program are only required to submit two letters of recommendation; the third letter is waived. Prior to applying, please contact Karla Levesque (email@example.com or 603-641-4387) to obtain the third letter waiver.
After you have submitted your online application and are assigned an UNH ID, visit our online Letter of Recommendation Request Form for instructions and to request letters from your chosen referees. Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.
Personal Statement/Essay Questions:
Applicants are required to answer the questions below. No more than two pages are allowed for this statement (with font size no smaller than 11 pt). Less is more! Be concise and precise. 1) Why is this degree important to you? 2) What qualifications and experiences make you a good candidate for the program? 3) What IT knowledge areas are you eager to master and what professional skills will be the most valuable to you? 4) What challenges do you foresee with completing the required coursework? 5) An MS IT course requires on average 8 to 10 hours per week of study time. Describe the support (from work, family, or others) and/or plans you have to fit this time requirement in your life. 6) In your opinion, what distinguishes an accomplished and competitive IT professional?
Once you have completed your statement, you can submit it:
- Electronically, as part of the online application process (strongly recommended)
- Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail a hard copy directly to our office (address at bottom of page)
Current resume limited to no more than two pages.
All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.
Additional Details for International Applicants
Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to go through our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL (or equivalent) examination scores. Please note that TOEFL scores may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.