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Online Master’s Degree Programs in New Hampshire

Online master’s programs provide New Hampshire residents who have already completed a bachelor’s program with many options for academic and/or career advancement. There are a number of schools located in New Hampshire that offer online master’s programs in common areas of study, such as accounting, business administration, education, healthcare management, and information science. These programs allow students to pursue a graduate degree without having to attend weekly on-campus classes or relocate in order to be near a school’s campus. There are also schools located outside of New Hampshire that offer online master’s programs and that accept applicants who intend to reside out-of-state. The sections below provide an overview of schools in New Hampshire that offer online master’s programs, as well as information about online master’s program in many common areas of study that are currently offered by schools in New Hampshire and by out-of-state schools in the New Hampshire region.

Schools Offering Online Master’s Programs in New Hampshire

The largest provider of postsecondary education and degree programs in the state of New Hampshire is the University System of New Hampshire, which is comprised of University of New Hampshire (UNH) campuses in Durham, Concord, and Manchester, as well as three additional schools located in Plymouth, Keene, and Concord. Several schools in the University System of New Hampshire are active in offering online degree programs, and many have online master’s programs in one or more fields. The table below lists New Hampshire’s six public colleges and universities from largest to smallest based on enrollment data collected by the US Department of Education for its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The location of each school’s main campus and information on whether or not the school offers online degree programs is includes for each entry.

SchoolLocationOnline Degree Programs
University of New Hampshire (UNH)DurhamYes
Plymouth State UniversityPlymouthYes
Keene State CollegeKeeneNo
Granite State CollegeConcordYes
University of New Hampshire at Manchester (UNH at Manchester)ManchesterNo
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of LawConcordYes

New Hampshire is also home to several private, non-profit colleges and universities, many of which offer online programs, including online master’s program. In fact, among private, non-profit schools in the US, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is one of the most active in offering online degree and certificate programs. The table below provides information on the five largest private, non-profit schools in New Hampshire that are accredited and that offer bachelor’s and graduate degree programs.

SchoolLocationOnline Degree Programs
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)ManchesterYes
Dartmouth CollegeHanoverYes
New England CollegeHennikerYes
Rivier UniversityNashuaYes
Franklin Pierce UniversityRindgeYes

Schools in the New Hampshire Region That Offer Online Master’s Programs

New Hampshire is bordered by three states, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. All three of these states are home to accredited, non-profits schools that are active in offering online master’s programs, most of which are authorized to accept applicants from New Hampshire.

The University of Maine (UMaine) is one such school. UMaine offers its online programs through UMaine Online. These include online master’s programs in business, education, engineering, nutrition, and other fields, as well as a hybrid Master of Social Work (MSW) program that features a blend of online and campus-based classes. Also in Maine, Unity College, a non-profit private school in the town of Unity, has online master’s programs in conservation law, environmental science, geographic information science, urban ecology, and business administration.

Norwich University in Northfield, VT is another school in the New Hampshire region that is active in offering online degree programs. Among the online master’s programs offered by Norwich are programs in accounting, business administration and analytics, civil engineering, criminal justice, cybersecurity, diplomacy, history, international relations, leadership, nursing, public administration, and strategic studies.

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) system in the neighboring Commonwealth of Massachusetts has several affiliated schools that offer online master’s programs, including UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell. UMass Amherst offers online master’s programs in numerous fields through its University Without Walls initiative, including programs in accounting, business, education, engineering, finance, nursing, and public health. UMass Boston has online master’s programs in business analytics, counseling, history, linguistics, nursing, and other fields. UMass Dartmouth offers online master’s programs in accounting, computer science, healthcare management, nursing, psychology, public policy, and teaching. And UMass Lowell has online master’s programs in several business fields, as well as in criminal justice and security studies, education, engineering management, information technology, psychology, and public administration.

Finally, Boston University (BU), a large, private, non-profit university in the Boston area, offers online master’s programs in computer information systems, data analytics, criminal justice, financial management, health communication, marketing, insurance management, social work, software development, and taxation law.

The 15 Most Common Areas for Master’s Degree Studies in New Hampshire

Through an analysis of IPEDS data on the number of students graduating from master’s programs offered by schools in New Hampshire, OnlineEducation.com has identified the 15 most common areas for master’s degree studies in the state. These areas are:

  1. Business Administration and Management
  2. Computer and Information Sciences
  3. English Language and Literature
  4. Accounting
  5. Psychology
  6. Computer Science
  7. Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  8. Engineering
  9. Curriculum and Instruction
  10. History
  11. Organizational Communication
  12. Corrections and Criminal Justice
  13. Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  14. Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
  15. Elementary Education and Teaching

The sections below provide information on schools in New Hampshire and in neighboring states that offer online master’s programs in most of the fields listed above.

Online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Programs in New Hampshire

In addition to topping the list of fields in which the greatest number of New Hampshire students receive master’s degrees, business administration is one of the more common areas of study in which master’s program are offered online by New Hampshire schools. The University of New Hampshire (UNH), Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), New England College (NEC), Rivier University, and Franklin Pierce University are among the schools in the state that offer online MBA programs.

UNH offers its online MBA program through the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. The program has specialization tracks in: Finance; Information Systems and Business Analytics; Marketing; Global Business; Growth and Innovation; and Hospitality Management. The program’s 48 required credits are earned through 16 graduate courses that can be completed in 24 to 42 months. Nine of the program’s 16 courses are core requirements. Students in the program can then choose a specialization and/or several elective courses, including an optional credited internship.

SNHU’s online MBA program has a 36-credit curriculum that can be completed in as few as 15 months. SNHU offers numerous MBA specialization options online, including: Accounting; Business Intelligence; Engineering Management; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Healthcare Management; Human Resources; Information Technology Management; International Business; International Finance; International Supply Chain Management; Leadership; Marketing; Music Business; Operations & Supply Chain Management; Project Management; Public Administration; Quantitative Analysis; Sport Management; and Sustainability & Environmental Compliance.

NEC offers an online MBA program with eight specialization tracks: Digital Marketing; Health Informatics; Healthcare Management; Human Resource Management (HRM); Nonprofit Leadership; Project Management; Sport and Recreation Management; and Strategic Leadership. The program’s 40-credit curriculum can be completed in as few as 20 months. The online MBA program offered by River University has a management curriculum and two optional concentrations: Information Technology Management; and Marketing. The 36-credit program can be completed in 12 to 24 months, depending on the number of courses a student completes per term.

And the College of Business at Franklin Pierce University offers an online MBA program that has six specializations: Accounting; Energy and Sustainability Studies; Health Administration; HRM; Leadership; and Sports Management. The program consists of 13 courses and has a flexible enrollment structure that allows students to complete the program at their own pace.

The neighboring state of Vermont is home to several schools that offer online MBA programs, including Champlain College in Burlington, Norwich University in Northfield, and Unity College in Unity. The program offered by Champlain College has eight concentrations: Advanced Management; Employment Law; Health Care Administration; Human Resource Management; Information Security; Leadership; Positive Organization Development; and Supply Chain Management. Students in the program must complete 36 credits of coursework, which can be done in one to two years. The Norwich online MBA program also has a 36-credit curriculum and it can be completed in roughly 18 months. Students in the Norwich program have seven concentrations to choose from: Energy Management; Organizational Leadership; Supply Chain Management; Construction Management; Finance; Project Management; and Technology Management. And Unity College offers an online MBA in Sustainability with a curriculum that focuses on the leadership, operation, and management of environmentally friendly businesses.

New Hampshire residents may also want to explore online MBA programs offered by schools located in the adjacent state of Massachusetts. Three University of Massachusetts (UMass) system schools have online MBA programs. UMass Amherst offers an online MBA program through its Isenberg School of Management. The program has six concentrations: Business Analytics; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Healthcare Administration; Marketing; and Sport Management. UMass Dartmouth has a general management and administration online MBA program that allows students to customize their degree by taking elective course in global finance, digital marketing, and/or logistics and supply chain management. And UMass Lowell offers an online MBA program with eight specialization options: Accounting; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Healthcare; Information Technology; International Business; Managerial Leadership; and Marketing.

Online Master’s in Computer and Information Sciences Programs in New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and Rivier University are two in-state schools that offer New Hampshire residents the option of earning a master’s degree in computer science and/or information science and technology through online coursework. SNHU has an online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program with seven concentrations: Data Analytics; Database Design; Healthcare Informatics; Information Security; IT Management; Software Applications Development; and Web Design. The 36-credit program has nine core requirements and allots three courses for elective study in one or more of the program’s concentrations. The Rivier University program is a 36-credit online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program with a ten-course core and two electives. The program’s curriculum focuses both on the technical side of computer and information systems design and on business management strategies for technology companies.

Boston University (BU) is one school in the New Hampshire region that offers an online MSCIS program that accepts out-of-state applicants. The BU program includes core coursework in computer applications, database architecture and management, and emerging information technologies. Students can choose from seven MSCIS concentrations at BU: Computer Networks; Data Analytics; Database Management & Business Intelligence; Health Informatics; IT Project Management; Security; and Web Application Development.

Vermont’s Norwich University is another regional school that offers an online master’s program in computer and information science. The program offered by Norwich is an online Master of Science (MS) in Information Systems program that is designed for students who have strong quantitative proficiencies. The program’s curriculum includes coursework in applied statistics, data analytics, information systems governance, and the design of modern information systems. While most of the program’s coursework is offered online, students are required to attend one weeklong campus session that is held near the end of the program.

New Hampshire residents who are interested in earning a master’s degree in computer science through online instruction may want to explore the online Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) offered by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth). The UMass Dartmouth program’s curriculum is designed for students who have a strong computer science background. Students who did not major in computer science or a related field as undergraduates are typically required to enroll in up to four preparatory computer science and programming fundamentals courses before starting the program’s master’s-level curriculum.

Online Master’s in English Literature Programs in New Hampshire

Currently, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is one of the only schools in the New Hampshire region that offers an online master’s degree program in English or English literature. SNHU has an online Master of Arts (MA) in English with a curriculum that includes courses in writing and composition, literary theory, and teaching pedagogy. Students in the program can select from electives in areas that include: Victorian Literature; Shakespeare; the American Renaissance; American Modernism; Postcolonial Literature; and African-American Literature. The 36-credit master’s program requires students to complete a final capstone project and 11 graduate courses. SNHU also offers a similarly structured online MA in English & Creative Writing that has four genre concentrations: Fiction; Nonfiction; Screenwriting; and Poetry.

Online Master’s in Accounting Programs in New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University (NHU), New England College (NEC), and Franklin Pierce University are three New Hampshire schools that offer online master’s programs in accounting. SNHU has an online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program with a curriculum designed for students who have undergraduate training in business and accounting. However, SNHU offers a bridge program of up to nine business and accounting foundations courses that can be completed online prior to enrolling in the master’s curriculum for students who have not previously studied accounting. The SNHU graduate curriculum in accounting has nine core requirements and three electives which can applied to one of the program’s four concentrations: Auditing; Forensic Accounting; Management Accounting; and Taxation.

NEC has an online MSA program with a general accounting curriculum and an online MSA in Forensic Accounting program. Both MSA program options require the completion of 40 credits of coursework and provide training that can help students attain eligibility to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam that is required for state licensure as a CPA. And Franklin Pierce has an online MSA program designed for students who have already completed undergraduate coursework in accounting.

Among the out-of-state schools in the New Hampshire region that offer online master’s in accounting programs are two University of Massachusetts (UMass) system schools: UMass Amherst; and UMass Lowell. UMass Amherst has an online MS in Accounting program that this is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, as well as an online Accounting Transitions program consisting of five courses designed to prepare students who did not major in accounting for the MS in Accounting curriculum. UMass Lowell’s online MS in Accounting programs is also designed for students who majored in accounting. Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in accounting may be required to take up to seven prerequisites prior to enrolling in UMass Lowell’s master’s-level curriculum in accounting.

Westfield State University, another public university located in Massachusetts, offers an online MS in Accounting program that New Hampshire residents may also want to explore. The Westfield State program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting. However, Westfield State will admit students who do not hold a bachelor’s in business or accounting degree provided they complete several business and accounting prerequisite courses.

Note: While a master’s degree in accounting is not required for CPA licensure, master’s programs are one way to get the academic training required to qualify to sit for the CPA exam. New Hampshire residents should note that CPA licensing requirements vary by state. It is thus advisable to review New Hampshire’s CPA requirements prior to applying to an online program offered by an out-of-state school to ensure that the curriculum aligns with New Hampshire’s CPA requirements.

Online Master’s in Psychology Programs in New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is currently the only school in New Hampshire that offers an online master’s program in psychology. SNHU’s online Master of Science (MS) in Psychology program has three specialization options: Child & Adolescent Development Psychology; Forensic Psychology; and Industrial Organizational Psychology. The program does not require students to have previous academic training or coursework in psychology. However, students who do not have prior psychology training may be required to take three prerequisites: a foundations of psychology course; a statistics course; and a social science research methods course. The program’s master’s curriculum consists of eight core courses in psychology, including a capstone project, and four electives that can be applied to one or more of the programs three specializations. Students also have the option of completing a credited psychology internship as an elective.

Northeastern University, Simmons University, the University of Southern Maine (USM), and the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) are four schools in the New Hampshire region that offer online programs in psychology fields. Northeastern and Simmons have online master’s in applied behavior analysis (ABA) programs. The Northeastern program is an online MS in ABA program that is offered through the university’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences and that gives students the option of completing a two-semester supervised practicum in order to qualify for professional certification from the Behavioral Analysis Certification Board (BACB). The Simmons program is an online MS in Behavior Analysis program with an ABA curriculum and a required fieldwork practicum that can typically be completed at an approved site near a student’s place of residence.

USM has an online MS in Educational Psychology program with a Concentration in ABA that is similar to the programs offered by Northeastern and Simmons. However, while the USM program provides students with a curriculum designed to prepare them for BACB certification, students must undertake the completion of fieldwork hours independent of the program and thus do not need site approval from USM.

Finally, UMass Boston has an online MS in Mental Health program that has a clinical mental health counseling curriculum, as well as a specialization track in Adjustment Counseling for students interested in becoming school counselors. While the program does include courses in psychological research, psychological assessment, and psychological theories, the primary focus of the curriculum is on the theories and practices of professional mental health counseling. Students in the program are required to complete clinical fieldwork at a mental health or school counseling site approved by the program.

Note: Many online master’s in psychology, ABA, and counseling programs require internships and/or field placements that must be completed in-person at program-approved sites. These supervised practice hours are generally a requirement for state licensing and professional certification. New Hampshire residents who are considering online programs offered by out-of-state schools may want to contact a program administrator about potential clinical placements prior to initiating the application process. It is also important to note that licensing requirements for mental health professionals vary by state. New Hampshire residents who intend to apply for licensure upon completion of an online master’s program should review New Hampshire’s requirements carefully to ensure that programs offered by out-of-state schools meet those requirements.

Online Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) Programs in New Hampshire

There are three school in New Hampshire that have online master’s programs in health and healthcare administration: Granite State College; Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU); and New England College (NEC).

Granite State has a 30-credit online Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Management program that includes coursework in healthcare delivery systems, ethical decision-making, organizational behavior, health policy, healthcare technologies, health communication, and finance for healthcare organizations. SNHU offers an online MS in Healthcare Administration program with a 36-credit curriculum that covers topics in health informatics, policy, law, and organizational management. NEC offers an online Master of Science in Management (MSM) in Healthcare Management program comprised of five core management courses and five courses that cover management topics specific to the healthcare sector.

Champlain College in Vermont is one out-of-state school in the New Hampshire region that offers an online master’s program in health administration. The program offered by Champlain is an online MS in Healthcare Administration program that consists of 30 credits of coursework. The program provides training and instruction in the American healthcare system, organizational management, finance, information technologies, and legal and ethical issues.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is another school in the New Hampshire region offering an online master’s program in health administration. The Saint Joseph’s program is an online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program with a 42-credit curriculum that includes coursework in US healthcare systems, leadership and quality management in healthcare, health services administration, strategic human resource management, and other topics central to the practice of health administration.

And the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) offers an online MS in Healthcare Management program through its Charlton College of Business. The 30-credit program includes coursework in healthcare operations management, finance and accounting, organizational change, and strategic cost management. Students in the program can choose to complete ten courses with no thesis or capstone project, or to substitute a master’s thesis or capstone project for two of the program’s electives.

Online Master’s in Engineering Programs in New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a concentration in Engineering Management comprised of eight core business administration courses, a capstone project, and four courses that cover topics in engineering management. Currently, there are no other schools in New Hampshire that offer fully online master’s programs in engineering. There are, however, a number of options for earning a master’s degree in engineering online through out-of-state schools located in the New Hampshire region. For example, there are several schools in Massachusetts that offer online master’s in engineering programs, including the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

UMass Amherst offers an online Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program through its College of Engineering and Isenberg School of Management. The ten-course program includes coursework in team leadership, data management and analysis, systems engineering, and human factors design. UMass Lowell offers an online MSEM program through its Francis College of Engineering, Manning School of Business, and Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. The 12-course program covers topics in project management, decisional analytics, financial accounting, and organizational leadership. Students in the program can pursue a concentration in: Design and Manufacturing; Operations and Supply Management; or Engineering Services/Infrastructure Management.

The engineering program at WPI has a number of online MS program options, including programs in the following fields: Biomedical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Fire Protection Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Power Systems Engineering; Robotics Engineering; and Systems Engineering. WPI’s online engineering programs are designed for students who majored in engineering and other technical fields as undergraduates, although specific admissions requirements vary by specialization.

Northeastern University’s College of Engineering has MS programs in numerous engineering specializations. However, the only engineering program Northeastern currently offers in a fully online format is an MS in Engineering Management program. The program’s curriculum provides technical instruction in engineering principles, as well as business training in leadership and organizational management.

Finally, Norwich University in Vermont offers an online Master of Civil Engineering program with four concentrations: Construction Management; Geotechnical Engineering; Structural Engineering; and Environmental/Water Resources Engineering. The program requires students to attend one weeklong campus residency session in Northfield but offers all of its other required coursework online.

Online Master’s in Education and Teaching Programs in New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), Granite State College, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), New England College (NEC), and Franklin Pierce University are five schools in the state of New Hampshire that offer master’s programs in teaching and education. UNH has an online Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Studies program with a 12-credit core that covers contemporary issues in education, teaching assessment methods, and educational research methods, and additional requirements that include a research-based final project and four elective courses. The program is designed for professional teachers and educators but does not require applicants to hold a teaching certification.

Granite State offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Instruction and Leadership program that is designed for teachers licensed to work with K-12 students. The program is structured specifically for students who have completed Granite State’s Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program in that 24 of the MS program’s 36 required credits are earned through Granite State’s teacher certification program. The remaining credits required for the master’s degree are earned in two educational leadership courses and two courses devoted to the completion of a research-based capstone project.

SHNU offers an online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction program that has five designated concentrations: Dyslexia Studies & Language-Based Learning Disabilities; Education Leadership; Reading; Special Education; and Technology Integration. The program does not require students to be licensed teachers, nor is it designed to prepare graduates for initial certification. Students in the program complete a nine-course Curriculum & Instruction core, followed by three concentration courses.

NEC has an online MEd program with numerous options for specialization. Students in the program complete a 32-credit core that includes a research practicum, and then take nine credits of coursework in one of the programs more than 20 concentrations, including Alternative Education, Digital and Media Literacy, English, History, Math, Social Studies, Special Education, and STEM Education. The program is not designed to prepare students for initial licensure or certification.

The School of Education at Franklin Pierce University has an online MEd program designed to combine teacher certification training with graduate instruction in one of six specializations: Curriculum & Instruction; Special Education; Elementary Education; Middle/Secondary Social Studies; Middle/Secondary English; or Secondary Life Sciences. Students in the program take their didactic courses online and complete student teaching assignments at schools approved by the program.

The University of Maine (UMaine) is one out-of-state school in the New Hampshire region that offers a number of options for teachers and educators who are interested in earning a master’s degree online. UMaine has an online MEd in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (Elementary and Secondary) with specializations in: Classroom Technology; Computational Thinking; Early Childhood Education; Inclusion; Instructional Design; Library and Media Specialist; and Positive Behavior Intervention. UMaine also offers separate online MEd programs in Educational Leadership, Instructional Technology, Literacy, and Special Education. Finally, UMaine has a blended Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education program that combines online and campus-based instruction in order to prepare students for initial certification and state licensure.

There are several schools in Massachusetts that offer online master’s programs in education that New Hampshire residents may want to explore. The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) offers online MEd programs in Higher Education, International Education, and Science Education for elementary and middle school students through its College of Education. The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) has MEd programs in Education Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, and Reading and Language. And the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) has an online MEd in Instructional Design program.

There are two schools in the neighboring state of Vermont that have online master’s programs for teachers and educators. Northern Vermont University (NVU) is one such school. NVU offers an online Master of Arts in Education (MAE) in Digital Media Instruction program for K-12 teachers. The NVU programs requires two student teaching assignments at approved schools. And Castleton University offers an online MA in Educational Leadership program with a curriculum that provides training and instruction in the knowledge and skills required to become a school principal or district administrator. The program requires students to attend a limited number of campus-based intensives and to complete field education hours an at approved educational institution.

Note: There are two variables that New Hampshire residents should consider prior to applying to an online master’s in education or teaching program offered by an out-of-state school. The first concerns professional certification and state licensure. Requirements for the licensing of public school teachers and administrators vary by state. Therefore, programs offered by out-of-state schools may not meet all of New Hampshire’s licensing requirements. It is thus advisable to review New Hampshire licensing requirements carefully to ensure that a program aligns with those requirements. Secondly, some online programs require students to complete supervised teaching internships at sites approved by the program. In order to ensure that a convenient location can be found for student teaching assignments, potential applicants to online programs should contact a program administrator prior to initiating the application process, especially if the program is offered by an out-of-state school.

Online Master’s in History Programs in New Hampshire

There are online master’s in history programs offered by one university in New Hampshire, as well as by several out-of-state schools in the New Hampshire region. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has an online Master of Arts (MA) in History program with three tracks: American History; Military History; and Public History. Students in the program take 18-credits of core courses in historiography, research methods, and comparative history, followed by 15 credits of courses in one of the program’s three concentrations. The program also requires students to complete a capstone research project in their area of specialization.

Norwich University in the neighboring state of Vermont has an online MA in History program and an MA in Military History program. Students in the online MA in History program can choose from among four concentrations: American History; Legal and Constitutional History; Public History; and World History. Both programs have one required weeklong campus session that is held prior to graduation.

The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) offers an online MA in History program through its History Department and College of Liberal Arts. The 30-credit program has four core requirements, including a thesis preparation course and a master’s thesis. Students then choose five courses from among UMass Boston’s online graduate courses in history to complete the program’s remaining requirements.

Online Master’s in Organizational Communication and Leadership Programs in New Hampshire

New Hampshire residents who are interested in earning a master’s degree in organizational communication and leadership online have two in-state options. Granite State College offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Leadership program with a curriculum that includes coursework in organizational communication, leadership strategies, team leadership, and change management and communication. The program is designed to provide students with leadership and communication skills that are applicable across a broad range of professions and industries.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has an online MS in Organizational Leadership program that requires the completion of six core leadership courses and six electives in business and leadership topics. Among the courses required by the program are courses in change leadership, organizational behavior, and personnel management. Students can take electives in areas that include crisis communication, global communication, and organizational communication.

Outside of New Hampshire, there are three schools in the neighboring state of Massachusetts that offer online master’s programs in organizational communication and leadership. Northeastern University has an online MS in Corporate & Organizational Communication program that it offers through its College of Professional Studies. Students in the program can choose from among six designated concentrations: Public and Media Relations; Cross-Cultural Communication; Social Media; Leadership; Project Management; and Human Resource Management (HRM). Bay Path University has an online MS in Communication & Information Management program that provides students with training and instruction in media and communication technologies, decision-making and project management, interpersonal communication, and business communication strategies. And Lasell University has an online MS in Communication program with a concentration in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution. The Lasell program includes coursework in organizational communication, media relations, public opinion and persuasion, and strategies for effective negotiations and conflict resolution.

Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs in New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice program with a Public Safety Administration track and an Advanced Counterterrorism and Homeland Security track. Both tracks include core coursework in criminology, public policy, criminal justice systems, and the American courts and judicial processes. The program has flexible enrollment but can be completed in as few as 15 months by full-time students.

The Franklin Pierce School of Law at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) offers an online Master of Laws (LLM) in International Criminal Law and Justice program that is designed for students who hold a law degree and who want advanced training in legal topics that include drugs and weapon trafficking, international white collar crime, cybercrime, human trafficking, piracy, and terrorism. The program has a flexible enrollment policy that allows students to take up to five years to earn their degree. Full-time students can complete the program’s 24 credits in as few as 12 months.

Boston University (BU), Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) are three schools in the neighboring state of Massachusetts that currently offer online master’s programs in criminal justice. BU offers an online Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program with three specialization options: Crime Analysis; Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity; and Strategic Management. The 32-credit online MSCJ program offered by BU consists of four core courses and four courses in one of the program’s three concentrations.

Northeastern University offers an MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice program that can be completed in one year and that consists of two core courses (Criminology, and the Criminal Justice Process), social science research methods and applied statistics courses, and four electives. And UMass Lowell offers an online Master of Arts (MA) in Criminal Justice program through its School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies. The UMass Lowell program has an 18-month completion plan.

Online Master’s in Sports Administration Programs in New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is currently the only accredited university in New Hampshire that offers an online master’s degree in sports administration or management. The SNHU program is an online Master of Science (MS) in Sport Management program with a curriculum that includes training and instruction in sports business research methods, management strategies, marketing and media, and finance, as well as courses that cover topics in the internationalization of sports business, and sports and society.

Northeastern University and Lasell University are two out-of-state schools in the New Hampshire region that offer online master’s programs in sports administration and management. Both are private, non-profit schools located in the state of Massachusetts. Northeastern has an online Master of Sports Leadership program that it offers through its College of Professional Studies. The program includes training in ethical leadership, sports in society, sports law, media relations in sports business, and organizational management for sports businesses. Lasell offers an online MS in Sport Management with four concentrations: Sport Leadership; Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management; Parks and Recreation; and Athletic Administration.

Online Master’s in Human Resources Management (HRM) Programs in New Hampshire

There are two schools in New Hampshire that offer online master’s programs in human resource management (HRM): Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU); and New England College (NEC). SNHU’s program is an online Master of Science (MS) in HRM program with a curriculum that aligns with training guidelines established by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Students without prior business training or experience begin SNHU’s online MS in HRM program by taking a Business Foundations course. Students with prior business training and/or experience are not required to take the Business Foundations course and can enroll directly in the program’s 36-credit master’s curriculum, which consists of 12 graduate courses that can be completed in roughly one-and-a-half years. The NEC program is also an online MS in HRM program with an 18-month completion plan. NEC’s 36-credit curriculum consists of eight four-credit courses and two two-credit courses for a total of ten courses.

There are two schools in the neighboring state of Vermont that offer online master’s programs in human resources. Champlain College in Burlington has an online MS in Human Relations & Organizational Development program with three concentration options: Employment Law; Leadership; and Positive Organizational Development. Norwich University, which is located in Northfield, has an online MS in Leadership program with a Human Resources Leadership concentration, as well as concentrations in Organizational Leadership, Leading Change Management Consulting, and Public Sector/Government/Military Leadership.

Finally, Massachusetts’ Northeastern University offers an MS in HRM program with six concentration options: Digital HR; Artificial Intelligence for Human Resources; Global Talent Management; Project Management; Leadership; and Organizational Communication. The program can be completed entirely online with no campus visits in 12 months of full-time study or 18 months of part-time enrollment.