Academics

We welcomed our first cohort of Master in Public Policy students. Classes are being taught by professionals from around the nation immersed in national and international public policy
and professors with deep experience in policy analysis. Our Community Development graduate students are working on community-changing capstone projects both nationally and internationally, and our sustainable microenterprise program launched a new online platform. Every day, our students are preparing to engage in public policy across the globe.
 
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Master in Public Policy Students

We welcomed the first Master in Public Policy students this fall. Over 90 percent of our students received generous scholarship support. Four students were awarded Carsey Fellowships in fiscal policy, social innovation, social safety nets, and with NH Listens.

 
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Social Venture Innovation Challenge

The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, a joint venture of Carsey and the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, hosted the fourth annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge in December, with 80 contestants competing with business proposals to advance social goals. Carsey was thrilled that its MPP students won first place in both the community and student tracks of the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge with their creative solutions to real-world challenges.

 

Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice

Now in its sixth year, the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice students have completed fifty-four community development projects around the world addressing social injustice issues such as homelessness, low income, vulnerable populations, health, education, and the environment. 

 
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Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program

The Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program continued its African Savings Groups training with workshops in Togo and Kenya. SMDP Online is also teaching practitioners across the globe.

 
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New Dual MPP/JD Degree

Carsey and UNH Law jointly created a dual MPP/JD degree for careers that combine legal and public policy skills.

 

Community Development 

Carsey joined with the Opportunity Finance Network to offer certificate programs in Community Development Finance in Durham and Seattle. The training is designed for practitioners in the opportunity finance industry—to enhance their work providing financial services to low-income communities.

 

Semester in the City

The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise offered a new Semester in the City program for UNH students interested in working with social change organizations in Boston for a semester.