Analytics, Public Policy Dual Degree - MS/MPP
The University of New Hampshire offers a dual degree program in policy and analytics that provides students with the skills needed to analyze critical societal issues, develop policy solutions, and translate analysis into action. The two degrees, one a Master in Public Policy (MPP) and the other a Master of Science in Analytics, offer students highly marketable credentials in just two years of study.
The integrated program combines the MPP offered by the Carsey School of Public Policy with the MS Analytics offered by the UNH Graduate Program in Analytics & Data Science. Students can start the program with a focus on either the MPP or the MS Analytics but study content from each program during each year. There is a capstone experience during the second year for both paths that demonstrates command of skills from each program. For more information, check out the Master in Public Policy/Analytics Dual Degree webpage.
Applying to graduate school has never been easier! To complete your application, you will need:
- See important notes below
- Prior college transcripts
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- GRE test scores
- Personal Statement/Essay Questions
- Additional Department Requirements
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: Requesting Financial Aid: February 15; Otherwise rolling deadline to July 1
- Spring: December 15
- Summer: April 30
- Special: N/A
New England Regional: ME MA RI VT
Accelerated Masters Eligible: No
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 email@example.com. 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
References should be substantial and should include academic and professional references.
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.
Test Scores: GRE Required
Please note that for the dual degree in Public Policy and Analytics that GRE test scores are normally required but applicants may submit LSAT (have them sent from your Law School) or GMAT scores in lieu of the GRE. If you plan on providing the LSAT or GMAT scores please notify us via email of this so we may update your application accordingly. Request official test scores to be sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing service. Test scores more than five years old are not acceptable. Student copies and photo copies of scores are not considered official. Our CEEB code is 3918.
For general information about test scores required for admission into our programs please visit our Test Scores webpage.
Personal Statement/Essay Questions:
Please note that when applying to the Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree program you will need to provide a combined personal statement - one that addresses the Public Policy program and one that focuses on the Analytics program. This one is for Analytics. Prepare responses to three program-specific essay questions.
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)
A current resume is required.
Additional Department Requirements:
You must have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in earning your Bachelor's (or Master's) degree and have completed at least one statistics course for credit. An interview with an Analytics program faculty member is required. Please note that this program’s core courses are held in-person.
Students wishing to pursue the MPP/MS Analytics dual degree program must apply and be accepted separately into each of the two degree programs.
Only one application fee is required when applying to the dual degree program and that is the fee for the Public Policy application. Note that current UNH undergrad students may request a waiver for this application fee by emailing our office at email@example.com with their name, student ID, and the term applying for along with a statement that says you are currently a UNH undergrad requesting to have the application fee waived for the dual degree Public Policy and Analytics program. All other applicants must pay the $65 application fee. 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.