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University Partnership: The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire
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City Year is proud to partner with the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program through the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, an institution combining the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution, so our alumni can continue to affect change in their communities. This partnership offers up to $7,000 in tuition scholarship.


Background

The Carsey School of Public Policy's Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice graduate program prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable community development both in the United States and around the globe.

Students are early- and mid-career professionals interested in a hybrid program that will give them both practical training for creating real-world innovative change and expertise from leading professionals in the field. This low-residency program combines brief summer, in-person terms with online courses during the fall through spring semesters, allowing students to maintain their professional positions while earning their master’s degree in 14 or 24 months.

Students graduate with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to qualify for management positions within non-profit, non-governmental, and community-based organizations in addition to government agencies and private corporations. Learn more at carsey.unh.edu/macdpp

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is nationally recognized for its research, policy education and engagement. The school takes on the pressing issues of the twenty-first century, striving for innovative responsible and equitable solutions. 

 

With an expanding range of degree and non-degree programs, the Carsey School offers a growing number of opportunities for those interested in beginning, or advancing, careers in public policy and community development.  

 

Learn more at carsey.unh.edu/

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a land-, sea-, and space-grant University and a top-tier national research institution. Some 15,000 students and hundreds of faculty and staff live and work amid the rolling hills and riverbeds of one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

 

Benefits offered by the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program through the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire are:

 

Scholarship Amount Up to $7,000/ 25% off tuition (see below)
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually unlimited
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral

 


Eligibility and Additional Information 

  • Scholarships are awarded to City Year corps members and alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on the amount of time served in the corps or on staff. Each accepted Carsey School/City Year participant will be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Carsey School's Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program according to the designations below:
    • 2 years served in the Corps: $7,000 ($1,750/Term for first four Terms)
    • On Staff for at least 3 years: $7,000 ($1,750/Term for first four Terms)
    • 1 year served in the Corps and at least 2 years on staff: $7,000 ($1,750/Term for first four Terms)
    • 1 year served in the Corps: $3,500 ($875/Term for first four Terms)
    • On Staff for at least 2 years: $3,500 ($875/Term for first four Terms)
  • Scholarships will be provided in lieu of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Match
  • Currently serving corps members should apply to the master’s program for a fall semester start, after their City Year commitment has concluded, to ensure there is no conflict with City Year site graduation date.
  • Alumni and Staff can apply for a fall semester start in the master’s program but can also consider applying for the summer term beginning in June.
  • All City Year alumni and staff who graduate from the Carsey School's Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program at The University of New Hampshire will be identified as City Year National Service Scholars at the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice Program Banquet Event.
  • This opportunity is provided in support of City Year's continuous learning and development objectives for its staff, corps and alumni.


To Apply

  • Click here to access the Carsey School’s admissions instructions for the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program.

  • Application Deadlines:
    • Fall Start: June 1st application deadline
    • Spring Start: November 15th application deadline
    • Summer Start: March 15th application deadline
  • To identify your City Year affiliation: Please contact Robin Husslage, Program Manager, Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program, to have your application fee waived and for consideration of a City Year scholarship.

To identify and verify your City Year affiliation

 

  • Contact Robin Husslage, Program Manager, by email at robin.husslage@unh.edu or by phone at (603) 862-1871     to identify yourself as a City Year applicant and to have the application fee waived (after receiving the City Year verification letter).

  • City Year verification: To get the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing alumni@cityyear.org with "Carsey School at UNH - City Year Verification Letter Request" in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your corps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to the UNH Graduate School Admissions Office and added to your applicant file.


To Contact the Office of Admission


Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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