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Many graduate students begin their life’s work at UNH. They benefit from world-class faculty mentors, renowned research centers and institutes, and extensive partnerships with organizations representing industries as diverse as space science and social work. Whether they choose to pursue degrees at the master’s or doctoral level, UNH graduate students learn how to apply cutting-edge research methods to solving real-world challenges, and their research regularly helps them receive competitive fellowships from organizations such as EPA, Ford, Merck, NASA, NIH, NOAA, and NSF. To find out more about our students, faculty and alum, visit our Explore the UNH Graduate School page.

Featured Research:

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With help from UNH Graduate School alum Matt Smith, Ph.D., '08, University of New Hampshire Professor John Aber leads an innovative research project that’s rooted in UNH’s land-grant mission. It’s work that could have major implications for small farms throughout the region and might even help take on the very big issue of climate change.

Research at UNH

UNH research has had a notably positive impact on the community across a broad range of research areas, due to the efforts of faculty, students, and staff working in the colleges and focused research centers and institutes. Learn more at the UNH Research Website.

Faculty Research

High impact and increasingly international in reputation, UNH Graduate Faculty include dozens of recipients of the Fulbright Fellowship. UNH recently received a three-year $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the advancement and leadership of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. EOS is UNH's largest research enterprise, receiving approximately $38 million each year in research support from NASA, NOAA, NSF and other federal agencies.

Graduate Research Resources

The UNH Research Office website hosts a multitude of resources to help graduate students and post-docs navigate the complex process of doing research, finding aid, writing grants, and making sure they are familiar with policies relating to human and animal research, intellectual property, and misconduct policy. Some of the useful resources they offer are:

Theses and Dissertations

The Graduate School maintains a list of Doctoral Dissertation titles and Masters Thesis titles since the Fall of 1990. The bookmarks in the PDF will let you navigate to specific years and programs of study. This list is updated in the fall of each academic year.

Dissertation Abstracts International (Digital Dissertations, Pro-Quest)

The online version of Dissertation Abstracts includes citations back to 1861, abstracts back to 1980 and 24-page previews for all dissertations after 1997. Best of all, Digital Dissertations includes the full-text of all Univ. of New Hampshire dissertations from 1997 onward. Access is for faculty, students, staff, and on-site visitors to the UNH Library. See these instructions for off-campus access