Graduate Pathway to Intellectual Property

The Pre-Master's Program (PMP) is a two semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but need additional academic support to gain entry to University of New Hampshire's graduate degree program in law.

Bachelor Degree


Enter 1st year post graduate study





Two semesters



Pathway to Master's Degree in:

Master of Intellectual Property (Law) 


Degree program components:

PMP credit hours applied to degree: 9
21 credit hours to complete the degree

Semester 1 Course title Credits
NAV 401 Navigating the Graduate Student Pathway -
NAV 402 Introduction to Graduate Research -
MATH 853 Statistical Methods for Research 3
Total credits 3
Semester 2 Course title Credits
NAV 403 Academic Communication for Graduate student -
NAV 404 Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students -
NAV 805 Graduate Tutorial -
UNH GRAD Graduate level course in relevant department 3
UNH GRAD Graduate level course in relevant department 3
Total credits 6
Total program credits toward degree 9

Program information

Entrance requirements:

  • Relevant Undergraduate engineering degree 2.50+ GPA
  • TOFEL 70+ / IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

Progression requirements

Minimum B grade in each UNH credit course and non-credit PMP preparation course.

LSAT scores are not required for entry or progression

PMP credit hours applied to degrees: 9

Key courses

  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Practice and Procedure
  • Copyright Law
  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
  • International Comparative Copyright Law
  • IP and International Trade
  • Technology Licensing
  • Trademark and Deceptive Practices Copyright


Year International Students


2 semester tuition - $27,673

Master of Intellectual Property (MIP)

For 40 years, UNH Law has promoted intellectual property (IP) as an engine for innovation and growth. Our program prepares lawyers, business executives, government administrators, technology managers and others to become leaders in a global economy where intellectual property, in the form of copyrights, patents and trademarks, plays a central role.

And, our global network of successful alumni, connected to the tradition of UNH Law and the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, gives students access to IP professionals in more than 80 countries.


  • Ranked #5 for Intellectual Property Law by U.S. News & World Report
  • Alumni working in 49 states and 80+ nations
  • IDEA: the Intellectual Property Law Review is one of the premier intellectual property journals in the world