Master of Intellectual Property

General

Program Description

As a top 10 IP law program in the United States for more than 25 years (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report), the University of New Hampshire School of Law has one of the most respected and comprehensive patent law and practice programs in the country.

With more than 40 years of experience as an IP leader, UNH Law and the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property boast a talented faculty, a global network of influential IP practitioners, and a rich array of IP resources and programs. Take advantage of one of the most comprehensive IP curricula in the country and immerse yourself in a broad range of cutting-edge IP issues.

The master's in IP is available in residential, limited residential, and online formats (online and limited residential focus on patent law.)

General Requirements

To be recommended for the Master’s degree all candidates must successfully complete a minimum number of credits, complete the required coursework, meet the school residency or continuous enrollment requirement, fulfill all financial obligations to UNH Law, and comply with UNH Law’s Conduct Code. Unless otherwise stated, all rules apply to Master’s candidates regardless of the program in which they are enrolled.

Required Credits

  1. Number of Credits. Master’s candidates must successfully complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits from a selection of required and elective curriculum.
  2. Maximum Number of Credits per Semester
    1. Residential Master’s candidates may not enroll in more than seventeen (17) credits per academic semester.
    2. Online Master’s candidates may not enroll in more than twelve (12) credits per academic semester or 12 credits per summer term.
    3. Limited Residential Master’s candidates may not enroll in more than twelve (12) credits when they are in residence. Thereafter, their maximum credit enrollment is the same as online Master’s candidates.
  3. Maximum Number of Credits per Program
    1. Residential Master’s candidates may attempt, as part of their tuition thirty-six (36) credits. Additional credits may be taken at the current per/credit rate if the candidate is in good academic standing and will not exceed the semester credit limits set forth in (2) above.
    2. Online Master’s candidates may attempt 30 credits.
    3. Limited Residential Master’s candidates may attempt 30 credits.
Last updated November 2018

About the School

The University of New Hampshire Franklin PIerce School of Law is an intimate, innovative law school, committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientati ... Read More

The University of New Hampshire Franklin PIerce School of Law is an intimate, innovative law school, committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, public interest and social justice, and commerce and technology. Read less