MASTERS

MASTER of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

The complex global business environment requires managers to display an ever increasing level of knowledge and professionalism. In a dynamic world economy business leaders must be able to make effective decisions in a timely manner with a high degree of social responsibility.

A Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) is widely known and highly respected around the world as a measure of excellence in applied management education. Job market surveys indicate continued strong demand for MBA graduates in both the developed and newly developing economies of the world.

Most of the Canadian MBA programs are targeted at the recent business graduate with little or no formal work experience who is seeking to develop their professional business career. The program is designed to provide exposure to more advanced management topics building on the foundation acquired at the undergraduate level.

Courses will be taught with a strong international focus and with emphasis on the application of technology in business organizations. The program also makes considerable use of the case approach, business simulations, company visits, guest speakers, and consulting projects that will further develop the students' skills.

MBA students will graduate with a high degree of understanding of cultures and business practices and a true empathy for all stakeholders in the rapidly developing global economy.

Canadian MBA has adopted the phrase "Total MBA Experience" to represent the many important features of the program besides the curriculum that make it a truly enjoyable and enlightening experience. For example:

  • Early career entry
  • Team and project leadership
  • Global faculty and peers
  • Simulations and competitions
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Outstanding learning environment

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MBA, students must meet all of the following :

Education Requirement

Acceptable 3 or 4-year undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum B- average (GPA of 2.67 on a scale of 4.0) in the last 60 credits; and completion of the 12 MBA Qualifying Courses or their approved equivalencies with a minimum B- (GPA of 2.67 on a scale of 4.0) in each course.

GMAT

Applicants should have a minimum GMAT score of 550 within the last five years.

Language Requirement

Applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree from an English language university normally must have one of the following :

• A minimum TOEFL score of 600 with a TWE of 5.0 or higher (paper-based test), or
• 260 with an Essay of 5.0 or higher (computer-based test), or
• Minimum 100 with no section below 20 (IBT), or
• IELTS of at least 7.0 (all bands), or
• Completion of TRU ENGL 1100 and ENGL 1290, or equivalent.
• Applicants with GMAT scores of less than 500 will not be admitted to the program, but are encouraged to re-take the test

Reference

3 Reference Letters, 2 from Academic side and one from the current profession

General Essay

Statement of Purpose, covering minimum 3000 words to prove the admissibility as well as the interest/aptitude of the applicant for a Management Study

MASTER OF EDUCATION ( M Ed.)



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

The Master of Education degree program offers you a research or project-based degree that delivers part-time study to those professionals who are involved with education, training, or employee development in their work settings. Designed for teachers and educators in health, business, industry, and government who wish to become educational leaders, the M.Ed. delivers a learner-centred graduate credential; through formulating your research question, designing and completing a graduate research project, writing and presenting the results of your professional inquiry, you will be able to focus your studies to an area of professional interest, while you develop research skills that will last a lifetime.

The Master of Education degree programme offers a research or project-based degree for those professionals who are involved with education, training, or employee development in their work settings. Designed for teachers and educators in health, business, industry, and government who wish to become educational leaders, the M.Ed. delivers a learner-centred graduate credential: through formulating your research question, designing and completing a graduate research project, writing and presenting the results of your professional inquiry, you will be able to focus your studies to an area of professional interest, while you develop research skills that will last a lifetime.

Working closely with the local education communities of your choice (public and private schools, industry, government, etc.), you will identify potential research projects for your programme of professional study in a learner-centred environment. The M.Ed. is a graduate degree in educational leadership that is fully accredited and providing small class sizes, and a programme delivered by experienced university professors drawn from a range of professional fields. A high-quality and relevant graduate experience, the M.Ed. complements your existing qualification, while it provides a wide range of curriculum research opportunities.

Experiential learning is at the heart of the M.Ed., so that you will actively participate in classroom discussions and readings, analyse information, utilise data in professional settings, and then explore various methods to reflect its impact. Through independent study, web-based research and guided inquiry, you will strengthen and enhance your understanding of educational issues, while raising your own professional profile.

The learning objectives the Master of Education Degree offer to you are clear: a strong focus on producing education leaders and capable researchers committed to life-long learning. Designed for working professionals, the M.Ed. invites you to complete the programme of studies in three years. The M.Ed. includes nine credits related to research, and encourages student flexibility when working in your area of interest, while providing you an extensive range of choice in supervisors from the Faculty of Human, Social & Educational Development and other faculties, schools, or divisions.

Admission Requirements

The application must be accompanied by :

  • A personal resume.
  • A letter of intent of not more than 250 words that includes comments on the following: why you want to enter a graduate program at this time in your career; why this particular program appeals to you; and, what your vision is regarding goals to be reached by completing this degree.
  • Two letters of reference that contain information about: your suitability for enrolment in and succesful completion of a rigorous program of academic study at the graduate level that includes theory and practice associated with educational studies; your suitability to conduct research in an educational setting; your ability to work effectively as a member of a group of colleagues; and, any other relevant information that can assist the selection committee.
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education.

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares students to excel in careers as administrators and leaders in public and non-profit agencies. The program emphasizes skill-building, research, service, and diversity. It can be completed in as little as 15 TO 18 months via instructor led on-site and/or on-line coursework.

Who does this appeal to ?

  • Those wanting careers in public affairs and public service in government, nonprofit, and private sector organizations
  • Those wishing to transition from their current occupation into management or upper-level administrative positions
  • Active or retired military desiring a master’s degree to enhance employment potential with local, state and federal government organizations
  • Working adults who can take some classes at night, or on weekends, or need the flexibility of online classes

An MPA degree :

  • Is a versatile degree for different career options
  • Gives you real world applications in order to solve challenging problems
  • Lets students develop cross-cutting and transferable skill sets
  • Is a pragmatic degree that helps you advance the public good

The MPA program is to develop professional competency and leadership in individuals associated with public and non-profit sectors by providing quality graduate professional education through a standardized curriculum and a network of campuses utilizing traditional, nontraditional and emerging electronic formats.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application for admission to the Graduate School
  • Official transcript(s) from all universities attended (must be mailed from the universities directly to Grauduate Dept/School – no student copies accepted)
  • Official copy of GRE, MAT or GMAT scores
  • A letter of recommendation that addresses the applicant’s good potential for success in professional graduate studies and public service
  • A 500 word essay addressing the applicant’s professional goals, readiness, and potential for completing the MPA program
  • A resume listing professional experience, certifications, and other preparation.

The MPA Admissions Committee will evaluate the information and recommend either unconditionally admit, conditionally admit, or deny admission to the program.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants may be admitted unconditionally if they meet all of the following requirements :

  • Completed a master's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Achieved a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate courses or at minimum 3.0 GPA in the last thirty (30) undergraduate semester hours
  • Have an acceptable score on the appropriate entrance exam: GRE 920 (verbal plus quantitative), MAT 400, or GMAT 490
  • A letter of recommendation that fully supports the applicant's potential for success in the MPA program
  • An essay that fully explains an applicant's goals for the MPA profession and public service and readiness for success in the MPA program.

Conditional Admission

Upon recommendation by the MPA Admissions Committee and approval by the designated MPA Program Director's representative of the University to where the application is sent, conditional admission may be granted under certain circumstances to applicants who cannot satisfy all unconditional admission requirements. Applicants admitted conditionally will move to an unconditional status if, after 9 semester hours they have achieved a 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted.

The MPA admission requirements apply to all MPA program applicants requesting :

  • Post Master's Admission
  • Special Admission—Non-Degree Matriculant Admission
  • Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Government Contracting
  • Admission with a master's or higher degree from a regionally accredited university.

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK ( MSW )



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

Master of Social Work Program is focused on the development of leadership in community-based practice. The program emphasizes scholarly inquiry and critical analysis to improve social policy and social work practice in community contexts within Canada and internationally. Students will analyze community-based approaches to the delivery of social programs, assess social policy as it impacts communities and the lives of marginalized and excluded citizens, develop an understanding of leadership theories and practices from anti-oppressive and critical perspectives, and advance their knowledge of research and skill in its application to community practice.

Graduates of the program will find employment as team leaders, program co-ordinators, executive directors, clinical supervisors, community organizers/developers, managers, researchers, planners and policy analysts. Anti-oppressive practice, Indigenous perspectives and community-based research are cornerstones of the proposed program.

The program, designed to prepare students for advanced practice and leadership positions in the field of social work, seeks to develop :

  • A critical analysis of socio-economic inequalities and the processes of oppression, marginalization, and exclusion in Canada and internationally.
  • An advanced understanding of research paradigms and methods with a focus on community-based practice.
  • An in-depth understanding of the role of communities and social movements in social change processes.
  • Advanced knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing in relation to community-based practice and leadership in Indigenous communities.
  • The ability to undertake an intersectional analysis of oppression and privilege and apply it to the reform of social policy and social work practice.
  • The capacity for social work leadership in organizational management, policy change, program development, research and clinical practice.

Admission Requirements

For MSW : Bachelor's degree (second class) in Social Work and two years post-bachelor's experience
The application must be accompanied by :

• A personal resume.

• A letter of intent of not more than 1000 words that includes comments on the following: why you want to enter a graduate program at this time in your career; why this particular program appeals to you; and, what your vision is regarding goals to be reached by completing this degree.

• Three letters of reference that contain information about: your suitability for enrolment in and succesful completion of a rigorous program of academic study at the graduate level that includes theory and practice associated with educational studies; your suitability to conduct research in an educational setting; your ability to work effectively as a member of a group of colleagues; and, any other relevant information that can assist the selection committee.

• Official transcripts of all post-secondary education.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to provide graduates of baccalaureate programs in nursing the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. The program prepares clinical nurse specialists in Adult Health and Maternal-Infant Health, Nursing Informatics Specialists, and Family Nurse Practitioners. Students are accepted for admission to the MSN tracks every semester. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study.

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MSN program, the student will be able to :

  • Incorporate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines into evidenced-based practice as an advanced practice nurse
  • Integrate evidence-based decisions into advanced practice in a specialized area of nursing
  • Evaluate research and current evidence for the purpose of selectively integrating research findings in nursing practice
  • Integrate leadership, management, and teaching strategies into advanced practice
  • Evaluate the impact of health policy on healthcare for identification of areas needing improvement and development of appropriate strategies
  • Assume responsibility for contributing to the advancement of nursing as a profession.

Prerequisite Requirements

Candidates for admission must hold the baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE). Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  • Overall undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major.
  • Score of 396 or higher on the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) or score of 850 on Graduate Record Exam (GRE-verbal and quantitative).
  • Current RN licensure.
  • Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
  • Two letters of professional reference.
  • Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.
Conditional Admission
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE). Students with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited or otherwise accredited institution should see Unaccredited or Otherwise Accredited Student Admission.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in the nursing major or score of 380 on the Miller's Analogy Test or score of 650 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE - verbal and quantitative)..
  • One or more years of clinical experience as an RN; or graduate study without a graduate degree in nursing or another discipline, and a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current RN licensure.
  • Undergraduate health assessment course or the equivalent.
  • Two letters of professional reference.
  • Minimum of one year experience as a registered nurse is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

A student admitted conditionally to the graduate nursing program must clear conditional admission after nine semester hours. The student must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student may petition for readmission.

MASTER OF COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY ( M Ed.)



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

The mission of the program in Counselling Psychology is to prepare highly knowledgeable, skilled, dedicated, and ethical professional practitioners, who will endeavour to enhance human potential throughout the life span and who can effectively practice within a variety of settings.

The Counselling Psychology faculty promotes counselling as an effective, viable means of assisting individuals throughout the life span. The counselling psychologist, regardless of his or her theoretical stance or work setting, functions as a change agent who is sensitive to and knowledgeable about the range of human development reflected in individual differences and cultural and linguistic diversity. Effective and positive change is brought about by assisting clients to: examine and modify their behaviour for more effective living; cope with, adjust to, or otherwise negotiate the environments affecting their psychosocial well-being; and effect change in the larger society.

The practice of Counselling Psychology is based on theory and research, an understanding of ethical practices, and a set of professional and interpersonal skills. It is essential that graduate students study a variety of conceptual frameworks and research findings as preparation for collaborative work with other helping professionals, paraprofessionals, and a variety of self-help groups.

The Counselling Psychology faculty, while representing a range of views, agree that the uniqueness of the individual and his or her personal strengths must be acknowledged and respected. To fully explore professional issues and personal values, a trusting and open atmosphere must be present.

Individuals from a wide variety of personal, social, and educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the Counselling Psychology program. The program provides a broad-based sequence of studies and supervised experiences that will prepare graduate students to be knowledgeable and skilled practitioners who can function in a variety of settings. By the time they have completed this program, students will have acquired knowledge and competencies in the following general areas :

  • Individual and group counselling theory and techniques
  • legal and ethical aspects of counselling
  • Human development and learning
  • Social, cultural, and linguistic diversity
  • Career education and counselling
  • Program development and implementation
  • Measurement and appraisal
  • Research and program evaluation
  • Application of current technology
  • Service delivery in rural areas

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements in the general degree regulations, students :

  • Must have completed Introduction to Counselling (E3210).
  • Should have completed at least one undergraduate course on each of the following topics: statistics, assessment, introduction to career education, introduction to exceptionality. (Or their equivalent)

    NOTE : Many of these courses are prerequisites to specific graduate courses and must be completed before taking those courses.

  • Normally have at least one year of teaching (or related work) experience.
  • Must submit a resume that contains a concise rationale for the application (500 words or less) and two letters of recommendation (preferably one from each of the following: previous university instructors, supervisors, or employers).
  • Should note admission is selective and controlled by an admission committee of faculty members involved in the program. An interview may be required if deemed necessary.
  • Should note the Graduate Record Examination may be required.

MASTER OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of many US and Candain Universities offer the MASc, MEng and PhD degrees in the various engineering disciplines. Faculty expertise encompasses a wide cross-section of specialties and backgrounds; many faculty members have broad industrial experience and complement their teaching and research programs with consultancy services.

Research funding is distributed across the disciplines and graduate students have access to all research facilities and resources. The faculty encourages students to combine two or more traditional disciplines to develop unique and challenging individual programs.

Students enrolled in the MEng and PhD programs will work in one of the following areas:

  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Ocean and Naval
  • Offshore Oil and Gas

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MBA, students must meet all of the following :

  • For MEng, MEM, and MASc: Bachelor's degree (second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • For PhD: Master's degree in an appropriate area of study
  • Admission is normally restricted to candidates holding a Master's degree in Engineering or a related area. Decisions on admission, however, will also take into account such things as the applicant's rank in class, referees' assessments, general performance throughout the applicant's previous academic programs, and the availability of supervisors in the area of the applicant's interest.

Course-based master's programs in computer engineering; environmental systems engineering and management; and oil and gas engineering are available for full-time students, and in engineering management (offered jointly with the Faculty of Business Administration) for full- and part-time students.

Most full-time graduate students in thesis-based degree programs receive financial assistantship.

An industry internship option is also available for students to spend a portion of their degree program working for a company in the area of their thesis research.

MASTER OF ENGINEERING in Various Disciplines



Leading to M Eng, MS, M Tech. or ME & Ph.D.


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

Branches

Architecture, Aviation, Automobile, Bio Tech, Bioinformatics, Biomedical, Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine, Instrumentation, IT, Petroleum, Software, Telecommunication

The Engineering & Technology Departments of The US & Canadian Universities offer programs leading to Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). The Universities have well equipped research and teaching laboratories, and allows either experimental or theoretical research projects. Students may be involved in a specialized research-oriented activity, collaboration with industry, or research centres in US and Canada.

Application Requirements

Students applying for the programs are encouraged to explore the research expertise of their faculty and contact faculty members directly to inquire about their willingness to act as a potential supervisor.

Send the following to the Graduate Chair in the Department of Engineering & Science :

  • Two official copies of your academic transcript(s): photocopies are fine at the time of initial application.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a professor familiar with your scholarly work.
  • A curriculum vitae or resume

Application for Admission

Applicants should begin by reviewing admission requirements and completing a Pre Qualification of the University to where the applicant is planning to study. Pre-qualified applicants will be notified by e-mail and may then download application forms from the Department's web site.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission well in advance of the term in which they wish to enter the Graduate School (but no more than one year in advance) time is required to receive letters of reference and for the Department to make a recommendation for admission to the Graduate school. For Unconditional admission, students must satisfy the following also :

  • A student must have earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science or a related field from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
  • For PhD: Master's degree in an appropriate area of study
  • A student must meet the grade point average and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or equivalent test score requirements.
  • 3. Other requirements as follows :
  • • Official transcripts of all academic work.

    • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or a 3.0 grade point average for the last 27 semester hours (45 quarter hours).

    • A minimum composite score of 900 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE.

For Conditional Admission
  • Students must have their GRE test scores on file with the admissions office by the completion of the FIRST semester in which they are enrolled in CS courses.
  • Students failing to achieve the minimum composite score of 900 may satisfy the GRE test requirement by successfully completing nine semester hours of graduate courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Students not having a 2.5 undergraduate grade point average may satisfy the requirement by the successful completion of nine semester hours of graduate courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • A student with a bachelor's degree outside the field of proposed study may satisfy the bachelor's degree requirement by completing ALL of the courses recommended by the Graduate Study Department.

Additional courses may be required by the Graduate Advisor depending on the student's background. A student must complete all courses with a grade point average of 3.0. But, this requirements may vary from University to University. Hence, applicants are advised to study well about the admission requirements of the School where they plan to study before they send the application.

LLM, Masters & Diploma



Leading to M Eng, MS, M Tech. or ME & Ph.D.


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
1 to 2 Years

The courses LLM, Masters and Law Diploma are offered by University of New Hampshire, USA. This is a great study option in USA for International students with Degree in Law.

Program Details

The University of New Hampshire School of Law integrates conventional classroom courses with practical skills training to take students beyond the traditional course list with increasingly complex, professional, and responsible activities available through externships, clinics, independent studies, and research. Instruction methods include classroom discussion and lecture, seminars and small-group meetings, and computer-assisted individual learning. Recently, UNH Law has reduced the amount of required credits for the LLM degree from 30 to 24. A Masters student must complete 30 credits.

Course Options

Students applying to Graduate Programs at the University of New Hampshire School of Law have the opportunity of selecting either an LL.M. degree, interdisciplinary Master’s degree or a Diploma certificate. Please read below for degree eligibility requirements.

LL.M. (Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology, and International Criminal Law and Justice)

Applicants to the LL.M. program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a J.D. degree from a law school prior to matriculation in any University of New Hampshire School of Law LL.M. program. International applicants must hold a baccalaureate law degree from a foreign law school prior to matriculation in any University of New Hampshire School of Law LL.M. program.

Interdisciplinary Master degree (Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology, and International Criminal Law and Justice)

Applicants to the Master’s degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation in any University of New Hampshire School of Law interdisciplinary Master’s degree program.

Diploma in (Intellectual Property or Commerce and Technology)

Applicants to the Diploma certificate should hold a baccalaureate degree but may be accepted for enrollment based on experience in the workplace..

The University of New Hampshire School of Law has one of the largest, and well respected, full-time resident IP faculties in the United States, supplemented by a substantial influential contingent of domestic and foreign adjuncts. Faculty members of UNH are experienced teachers who have been litigators, counselors, and transactional specialists in the full range of legal and business settings. IP faculty are committed to educating students and working toward the success of students in the global IP professional arena.

Admissions

1. The $50 non-refundable application fee.

An application fee of US $50 made payable to the University of New Hampshire School of Law is required of each applicant. Payment must be made in US dollars. Forms of payment accepted are bank checks, money orders, personal checks (drawn from a US bank), and credit cards (American Express, Visa and Mastercard). Credit card payment may be submitted on the online application form. Check or money orders may be sent by mail.

2.Two letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation are helpful to the Admissions Committee if they show how your particular accomplishments (academic, professional or personal) demonstrate analytical skills, writing ability, independence, self-motivation and other characteristics critical to success in law study and practice. Two recommendations are strongly suggested. If you graduated from university within the past five years, one recommendation should come from a professor. If you choose not to provide recommendations, please explain your choice.

If an individual wishes to write specifically about your qualifications for the University of New Hampshire School of Law, he or she may send a letter or complete a Recommendation Form and send it directly to University of New Hampshire School of Law, Graduate Programs Admissions Office, 2 White Street, Concord, NH, USA 03301.

3. Resume.

(May be attached with online application in Word format.)

4. Transcripts.

University of New Hampshire School of Law requires official transcripts from all universities, graduate schools, and professional schools you have attended or are attending. The transcripts should show courses taken, marks earned and degrees received. If the documents are not in English, official translations must accompany the transcripts. Transcripts must be submitted directly to the University of New Hampshire School of Law in a sealed envelope along with the issuing administrator’s signature by the issuing institution or by the applicant. University of New Hampshire School of Law will not accept photocopies. Transcripts and translations must be sent directly to the Graduate Programs Admissions Office at the University of New Hampshire School of Law or submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service.

International applicants may be interested in a new service provided by LSAC. University of New Hampshire School of Law recommend that if you received your law degree (LL.M. applicants) or your undergraduate degree (Master applicants) from outside the United States, you subscribe to the Law School (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. This service will save you time and money by allowing you to submit to LSAC only one set of official academic credentials and translations. The LSAC will collect, authenticate, evaluate and distribute your academic records and TOEFL score to numerous U.S. law schools.

If you decide not to use the Law School Admission Council LL.M. Credential Assembly Service, you may choose another service such as World Educational Service, Inc.

5. Official TOEFL score or IELTS score.

NO GRE Examination is required.

If you have earned an undergraduate university degree where the language of instruction was English, no TOEFL examination is required. The waiver must be submitted in writing along with your application. You must have signed documentation from an administrator at the university confirming English language as the medium of instruction. If you do not have signed documentation, then the English language proficiency requirement will not be waived.

It is in your best interest to take the TOEFL exam long before you are issued an I-20 and schedule your US Embassy appointment. A commonly asked question during the US Embassy appointment is, “Can you submit proof of your TOEFL examination?” If you unable to show proof of a TOEFL examination, it may greatly decrease your ability to receive your Student visa for entry into the USA. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT ALL APPLICANTS TAKE THE TOEFL EXAM and SCHEDULE YOUR VISA APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

If English is not your native language, you must take the test offered by the Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the test offered by International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The test score must not be more than 2 years old from the date of your application submission. The University of New Hampshire School of Law's (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) Institution Code is 3396 for TOEFL. No code is required for IELTS. No other test of English language proficiency will be accepted.

Accepted TOEFL scores : Paper: 550, IBT: 80, Computer: 213

Accepted IELTS score : 6


You must also arrange for a telephone interview with the director of Graduate Programs.

The University of New Hampshire School of Law will not grant conditional admission to applicants who do not meet the minimum score requirements but plan to retake the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

6. Essay.

University of New Hampshire School of Law is interested in learning why you wish to attend UNH School of Law. Please address your goals, how your work and professional experience qualifies you to further your legal studies, and how you intend to apply your advanced degree. You may submit additional information to explain any unusual circumstances with your application. The essay should not exceed four double-spaced typewritten pages. (May be attached with online application in Word format.)

Checklists

Application Materials: Applicants who hold a U.S. Law Degree or hold a U.S. Baccalaureate degree (Master program)

  • Application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee $50
  • Two signed letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Academic records and official transcripts
  • Essay

Application Materials: Applicants who hold a foreign law degree or hold a foreign Baccalaureate degree (Master’s program)

  • Application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee $50
  • Two signed letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Academic records and official transcripts with certified English translation
  • TOEFL/IELTS score sent directly to UNH School of Law through the testing center
  • Essay

Career

Today, UNH graduates are employed in leading law firms, corporate legal departments, software companies, colleges and government offices around the world, working as patent agents, licensing executives, consultants and IP experts in business, science and education.

The University of New Hampshire School of Law prepares students for the real world, both inside the classroom and out. Since its creation, the school has been a pioneer in practice-ready education, helping to create future lawyers who are more than just book smart. In addition to the wealth of resources students will find in the Career Services Office, UNH Law offers a variety of ways for students to develop their legal skills.

The school was ranked 10th in the country for clinical opportunities by the National Jurist in 2011. The school’s 9 clinical programs allow second and third year students to represent clients in actual cases in several practice areas, including immigration law, criminal law, mediation and intellectual property law.

UNH Law’s robust externship program allows students to spend a semester working with experienced lawyers in all types of legal settings. In the spring 2012 semester, 79 students participated in externships around the country – in New Hampshire, Boston, New York City, and as far away as Puerto Rico, Colorado, California and Washington State.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What graduate programs does the University of New Hampshire School of Law offer ?

    The University of New Hampshire School of Law offers three LLM programs and three interdisciplinary Master's programs in: Intellectual Property, Commerce & Technology, and International Criminal Law and Justice. UNH Law also offers diploma programs in Intellectual Property and Commerce & Technology.

  • Do I need a law degree to be admitted into the LLM program ?

    Yes. All LLM applicants must have completed a JD, LLB or a recognized equivalent law degree prior to matriculation in the LLM program.

  • When can I begin the program?

    Students have the option to enroll in the fall (August) semester or spring (January) semester.

  • When are classes scheduled?

    Classes are typically scheduled Mondays through Fridays during the morning and early afternoon.

  • What are the admission requirements?

    All of the requirements are listed on the application checklist page.

  • Will I be required to take the LSAT examination?

    No.

  • Am I required to take the TOEFL exam?

    If English is not your native language, you must take the test offered by the Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the test offered by International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The test score must not be more than 2 years old from the date of your application submission. The University of New Hampshire School of Law's (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) Institution Code is 3396 for TOEFL. No code is required for IELTS. No other test of English language proficiency will be accepted.

    Accepted TOEFL scores : Paper: 550, IBT: 80, Computer: 213

    Accepted IELTS score : 6

  • Do you offer conditional admission to applicants who do not meet the Law School’s minimum TOEFL requirement?

    No.

  • I’m in the United States, and it’s going to be difficult to obtain the original academic documents. Will you accept photocopies?

    No.

  • Should my transcript be evaluated before I submit it?

    No, but transcripts need to be translated into English.

  • Am I required to register for the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service?

    No, the use of the service is optional. An application can be submitted through the LSAC service or downloaded as a PDF and submitted.

  • How many students are admitted each year?

    The size of the entering class varies from year to year.

  • Is there an early admissions/decision process?

    UNH School of Law has rolling admissions, so applying early is very important. Late applicants are evaluated if time and space permit. Applicants typically receive a decision within four weeks.

  • What are my housing options?

    UNH Law provides an updated housing list in late fall and late spring. You will need a user name and password to access the housing list; all instructions are posted on the housing website.

  • Are scholarships or other financial assistance options available to international students?

    International applicants are eligible for International Grants. Priority will be given to individuals who apply before April 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term. To be considered for an International Grant, applicants must also request an International Grant under the Financial Assistance Section in the application. No international grant is available for the Diploma program. Federal financial aid is available to US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Eligible students must complete a FAFSA form online, and a financial aid award letter will be sent to qualified students shortly thereafter. This mailing will include detailed information on available aid.

  • May I transfer to the Juris Doctor program after matriculating in the Master or LLM program?

    Students enrolled in the Master or LLM program may apply to the JD program after completing their first semester. An application to the JD program is available in paper only. A application must contain: the application form, personal essay, 2 letters of recommendation, $55 application fee will be waived, transcripts request, TOEFL score and LSAT score (waiver of the LSAT requirement will be considered for current University of New Hampshire Law School students.). This document explains the process in more detail. For additional information, please refer to the JD Admission Office

  • After completion of the LLM program, will I be eligible to take a bar examination?

    Please visit the the American Bar Association's website for a state-by-state guide to bar examination requirements.

  • Am I able to eligible to participate in an internship/externship?

    Yes.

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