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University of New Hampshire - Durham — UNH Graduate School & The Carsey Institute

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
UNH Graduate School & The Carsey Institute
Degrees Awarded:
Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice
Admissions Deadlines:

15 February

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Program Founded:
January, 2013


Fellows will be offered between $1,000 and $2,000 tuition scholarships for each of the four semesters. The precise amount of the offer to individual Fellows will take into account student need.

*Program in Development*


The University of New Hampshire’s Master of Arts in Development Policy and Practice Program affords Returned Peace Corps Volunteers an experiential learning opportunity that will prepare them for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in the field of sustainable development.  The program provides an integrated conceptual framework, high-level tools, and the best thinking in the field. The degree program includes courses in the core disciplines of management, social sciences, health sciences, and natural sciences.  An integral part of the Program is the required, four-course Project series where the students learn and practice the theories and methodologies of project design, implementation, management and evaluation as they combine class work with on-the-ground projects that address identified social and economic needs.  Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who enroll via the Fellows Program will be assisted in the development and implementation of projects that benefit underserved communities.  The degree program includes four terms of coursework over a fourteen-month period. The first and last terms will be held on the UNH campus in Durham, New Hampshire, during the summer months. During the fall and spring terms, students take courses online and implement their community project.

*Program in Development*


Application to the MADPP program takes place online via the UNH Graduate School application page (http://www.gradschool.unh.edu/apply.php).  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but there is a February 15th deadline for a start in May of the same year. 

Application requirements include a completed online application form, an undergraduate degree, academic transcript(s), three letters of recommendation, an up-to-date resume, and a personal statement of the applicant’s relevant past experiences, including academics, research, and/or work experience.  The personal statement should also include an expression of interests and an explanation of the student’s goals in pursuing a master's degree.  Coverdell Fellow applicants should state their RPCV status and their interest in enrolling through the Coverdell Fellows program in their personal statement.

*Program in Development*

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Sanjeev Sharma
Admission and Advising Specialist

The Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
73 Main St.
Huddleston Hall
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

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