College of Online and Continuing Education, Social Science & Counseling programs at Southern New Hampshire University

Why you should consider this program

Deepen your understanding of human behavior, social groups and society by earning one of Southern New Hampshire University's social science or counseling degrees online. We offer online graduate programs in criminal justice, political science, psychology and counseling.

SNHU's social science degrees will help you broaden your knowledge and gain the communication, analytical and research skills that employers demand. Whether you want to earn a degree to break into a new field, advance your career or pursue a lifelong passion, our social science programs will give you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

With our unique psychology degree programs – from child and adolescent development to forensic psychology – you’ll also be prepared for a wide variety of careers in case management, research, human resources, youth services and social services. And with a clinical mental health counseling degree, you’ll develop the skills necessary to handle the emotional and mental needs of clients as you work toward earning your counseling license.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 22,572 $ 3,386 $ 19,186
Out of state $ 22,572 $ 3,386 $ 19,186
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

15% tuition discount off each course taken when enrolled in any of the approved SNHU graduate degree programs.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

SNHU has no limit on the number of Coverdell Fellowships that can be offered each year.

Application fee waived?



Opportunities vary depending on the specific degree program.

Jobs for program alumni

Because our Coverdell Fellows program is relatively new, we do not have alumni information yet.

Other details

Program length

Varies. A 36 credit program can be completed in 15 months.

Application requirements

While requirements vary by program, SNHU graduate degrees do not require GRE or GMAT test results.

Admissions process

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor and identify yourself as an eligible Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Non-traditional options

  • Low residency or distance learning
  • Option to pursue degree part time while receiving the Coverdell Fellowship

  • 100% online programs. Coverdell Fellows may go choose to go part-time.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



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