Intellectual Property M.I.P.

Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property M.I.P.

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

What is a master’s degree in intellectual property?

This intellectual property master’s degree program features a focus on patent law and is designed for students who don’t already hold a law degree, but are interested in specializing in IP law. You’ll earn global credentials in a high-demand field and learn the fundamentals of obtaining, maintaining and enforcing patents, and also will explore differences between domestic and international regulations. Our online courses are drawn in part from our patent law and practice curriculum, among the most comprehensive in the country, and all of our online offerings touch on current issues shaping IP law today. The IP master’s degree program is a great fit for domestic and foreign engineers, scientists or professionals who want a specialized degree.

Why study intellectual property law at UNH?

UNH Law and the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property are longstanding leaders in intellectual property law, ranked No. 6 for IP law by U.S. News & World Report, and ranking among the Top 10 in the country for more than two decades. You’ll work with highly experienced faculty and enjoy access to a global network of influential IP practitioners. As a full-time student online or on campus, you’ll complete your degree in 12 months. Need more flexibility because of work or family commitments? Complete your degree as a part-time student, online or on campus, in three to five years.

Potential careers

  • Patent agent
  • Technical specialist
  • Research and development manager
  • Technology company executive
  • IT professional
  • Marketing professional
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Curriculum & Requirements

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.)

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  • Start date: August 28, 2018
  • Due date/Application Deadline (this date is subject to change): April 1 priority
  • Duration: 30 credits
    • Full-time or part-time (Limited residential students must be full-time first semester.)
    • Full-time students must complete degree in 12 months.
    • Part-time residential must complete degree within five years. Part-time online must complete degree within three years.

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Saket Sankhla '08
Master's in Intellectual Property Program

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