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You will need to provide the following to complete your application:

Pre-application (International students only)

To protect yourself from wasting time and money applying to a program at the University which cannot receive you -- because we do not offer the course you desire, because the enrollment is already full, because deadline for applications has passed, or because your academic preparation, financial resources or other qualifications are not suitable for the program of study you have indicated -- we require all prospective international students, living outside of the United States, to submit the UNH Graduate School Pre-application form.

Fill out the form and then email it to our office at grad.docs@unh.eduwith the subject line of "International Pre-application Form." Once the department has made a decision about your pre-application you will be notified by email. Depending on the time of year this entire process can take from 1 to 6 weeks.

If your pre-application is approved it is not a guarantee of getting accepted into the program. Approval of a pre-application only indicates that you have a fair chance of getting admitted and therefore it might be worth your time and money to apply as a full applicant.

Your online application

Go to UNH Graduate School Application page to complete your application. (New Users will need to create an account.)

Personal statement/essay questions

Full-Time MBA, Flexible MBA, Online MBA, JD/MBA, MS in Accounting

Personal statement/ essay questions: Applicants to the MBA & MSA Program must provide answers to these specific questions: 1) Do you believe your college grades reflect your ability? Explain. 2) Describe a situation in which you have had to assume a significant responsibility. What effect did that situation have on your personal development? 3)What do you consider to be your major strengths and weaknesses and how do you expect graduate study to affect them? 4) Discuss your long range objectives and the ways in which your planning has been influenced by past academic or work experiences. Additionally, please discuss the anticipated benefits you hope to gain from graduate education. *Optional: Provide any additional information which you feel should be considered by the Admission Committee.

It is strongly recommended that you submit your essay using the online application form. However, as an alternative, you may email them to us at grad.docs@unh.edu.

Executive MBA

Personal statement/essay questions: Applicants to the Executive MBA Program must provide answers to these specific questions: 1) Describe your current job responsibilities. 2) Discuss the decisions or projects for which you are responsible and those made by your immediate superior and your subordinates. 3) What do you consider to be your major strengths and weaknesses, and how do you expect graduate study of business administration to affect them? 4) Discuss your long range objectives and the ways in which your planning has been influenced by past academic or work experiences. Additionally, please discuss the anticipated benefits you hope to gain from graduate education. *Optional: Provide any additional information which you feel should be considered by the Admission Committee.

It is strongly recommended that you submit your essay using the online application form. However, as an alternative, you may email them to us at grad.docs@unh.edu.

MA & PhD in Economics

Personal statement/essay questions: Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding: 1) reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives, and 2) your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.

It is strongly recommended that you submit your essay using the online application form. However, as an alternative, you may email them to us at grad.docs@unh.edu.

Three letters of reference

Three letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic references must be submitted with your application using the online application. References should detail your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for academic and managerial success.

Executive MBA applicants must submit a letter of reference from their current supervisor.

Personal references are not recommended.

Click here to get to the Online Letter of Recommendation Request Form

Current resume/work history

Executive MBA

A minimum of seven years of professional work experience is required for an applicant to be considered for this program.

Full-Time MBA 

Two years of work experience is recommended but not required for applicants considering this program.

Flexible MBA & Online MBA 

Two years of work experience is recommended but not required for applicants considering these programs.

MS in Accounting

Work experience is not required for this program.

MA and PhD in Economics

Work experience is not required program.

Official transcripts

Transcripts: Request one official transcript be sent directly to the UNH Graduate School from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended for at least one year (except for UNH transcripts - see below). International transcripts must be translated into English.

UNH Transcripts: If you attended UNH after September 1st, 1991 then you do not need to submit a UNH transcript. As long as you indicate you attended UNH on your application (along with dates and degrees, if any)  the Graduate School will generate a copy of your academic records for internal review purposes. This includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. However if you attended GSC, Keene or Plymouth then you must submit those transcripts yourself.

Test scores

GRE/GMAT Scores
Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and MS in Accounting - GMAT required*
Executive MBA and MS MOT Programs - GMAT not required
All Graduate Programs in Economics - GRE required**
(The TOEFL or IELTS is required for international students as well.)

*The GMAT is required for Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and MS in Accounting program applicants. The average GMAT score is 560. To register for the exam or for more tools to help you prepare for the exam, please visit the Graduate Management Admissions Council home page.

GMAT Waivers:
Applicants to the Flexible or Online MBA program with greater than five years of significant supervisory, managerial, or technical responsibilities may submit GMAT waiver by including a letter of petition with their application. The GMAT is generally waived for applicants holding graduate degrees. Download Waiver HERE

The GMAT is NOT required for the Executive MBA program.

**The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to the MA and PhD in Economics programs. Candidates are considered competitive with scores in the mid-600's.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The minimum TOEFL requirement is 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test. The required minimum score is 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL test. International applicants are required to submit recent (two years or less) official TOEFL scores.

$65 application fee

All applications have a $65 non-refundable fee.

Statement of residency

Residency: If claiming In-State residency you must submit our Proof of Residency Form. 

Interviews may be required for Full-Time and Executive MBA applicants and may be requested of the applicant for other programs.

Email Supplemental Materials directly to:

grad.docs@unh.edu

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