Frequently Asked Grad Questions

Application Questions
How do I apply to a UNH graduate business program?
    Start your online application here: 
    What are the application deadlines?
    Deadlines vary by program. Refer to your program page of choice for application requirements and deadlines:


    I'm in my final year of undergraduate study - how should I report my transcripts?

    You can submit an unofficial transcript with your application materials. Once you graduate, you can have your university send in an official copy. If you are a UNH undergraduate, we can obtain your transcript internally.

    How do I know if you have received my transcript/GRE scores/etc.?

    You can view your application checklist in your application portal online. You can also reach out to the Graduate School directly to ask about the status of your mailed in materials at

    Are there any essay length requirements?

    The essays help the Admissions Committee get to know who you are beyond your transcripts and resume. Answers typically range anywhere from 1-2 pages; however, there are no length requirements.

    Do you offer scholarships to international students?

    Most scholarships are merit-based; apply early to be considered. 

    Where can I learn more about tuition and financial aid?
    You can view our tuition breakdown here. For questions about applying for financial aid, please contact the financial aid office
    GMAT/GRE Questions
    I got a low GMAT score. Does that automatically disqualify me?
    No. Not everyone is a good test taker. This is why we take a portfolio approach for each applicant. We consider all parts of the application including your transcripts, your resume, your essay questions, etc. before deciding on admission. 
    What programs require the GMAT?
    GMAT or GRE scores are required for the MS in Accounting, MS Business Analytics, MA in Analytical Economics and Economics PhD programs. We do not require GMAT/GRE scores for the MBA and MS in Finance programs. 
    Does my time in the military count as work experience?
    Program Questions
    How many credits does the program consist of?
    MBA: 48
    MSBA: 36
    MSF: 30-33
    MSA: 30
    MA Analytical Economics: minimum 32
    Graduate certificates: 12
    How long does it take to graduate?
    1 year: Full-Time MBA, MA Analytical Economics
    9 months-2 years: MS Accounting, MS Finance, MS Business Analytics
    18-42 months: Part-Time/Online MBA
    2-3.5 years: Part-Time MS Business Analytics, MS Accounting for non-accounting majors
    Do I have to choose a specialization for the MBA?
    No. You can choose to take any electives that fit your schedule and for which you have completed any pre-requisites.
    Can I transfer classes from another institution?
    A maximum of eight credits (normally two courses) may transfer and be used towards satisfying degree requirements. All courses presented for transfer credit must have been completed with a grade of B or better and taken for graduate credit at an AACSB-accredited institution. (However, if the credit was utilized in another degree it cannot be considered.)
    To request transfer credit you must submit a copy of the syllabus from when you took the course along with your application which will require official transcripts. The syllabus should include the topics covered, assignments, and textbook information. Copies of syllabi can be sent to Once we have all the necessary documents, we will review the transfer credit request.
    Can I try a class before I enroll?
    Yes. You will need permission to take the course as a non-degree student. If approved, you will enroll through the Registrar's office and your credits will count toward your degree. To request permission, please send us an email with the class you’d like to take. You should include a copy of your transcripts and resume to Someone from our office will contact you within 48 hours with next steps. NOTE: Enrolled students are given priority registration.  Non-degree classes are not eligible for financial aid.