UD currently offers 67 doctoral, 133 master’s degree programs, 12 dual degrees, 13 interdisciplinary programs, 5 on-line programs, and 23 certificate programs across its seven colleges and more than 75 research centers and institutes. Many of these programs are regarded among the very best in the nation. UD is one of the top 100 institutions for federal obligations in science and engineering and interdisciplinary initiatives in energy science and policy, the environment, and in human health.

 

Jeff Buler, assistant professor of entomology & wildlife ecology, and students from his master’s level seminar in landscape ecology (ENWC667) take a flight in a hot air balloon to get a bird’s-eye view of the landscape near Pottstown, PA.

The Finance Lab Conference hosted by the Alfred Learner College of Business and Economics brought together educators and directors of financial trading labs similar to UD’s Exelon Center to discuss integrating financial software and simulations into curriculum.

Graduate Students in the Winterthur / UD Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) program working at Winterthur Museum and Gardens.

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Choosing a graduate area of concentration can be a challenge. The University of Delaware attracts students with a multitude of interests, which explains why it’s so common to find students pursuing a dual degree or participating in an interdisciplinary program. Whatever your interests, we hope you will take advantage of this online resource to explore the many programs we offer.

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108 Graduate Programs

Accounting MS, MS/MBA

The objective of the MS in Accounting program is to extend the education of qualified students into advanced study in each of the major areas of the field of accounting (financial, managerial, information systems, auditing, and taxation), as well as in the supporting fields of finance and quantitative methods.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS/MS in Accounting. A dual degree in the MBA & MS in Accounting programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply;   March-31 International application deadline

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Agricultural & Resource Economics MS

General fields of economics, resource economics, agricultural economics, environmental economics, applied economics, agribusiness or government sectors of the economy.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Agricultural Education MA

Initial teacher certification in the areas of agricultural and natural resources education.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-02 Final deadline to apply;   April-01: Final deadline to apply

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Animal and Food Science PhD, MS

In Animal Science, research programs are offered in physiology; ruminant and poultry nutrition; microbiology, immunology and pathology; molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics.

In Food Science, research programs are offered in food biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, toxicology and processing.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

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Applied Mathematics PhD, MS

Numerous active mathematical topics, as well as a steady stream of visiting scientists from all over the world.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS/MS in Applied Mathematics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Applied Physiology PhD

Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, musculoskeletal physiology, and neurophysiology.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Art Conservation MS

A three-year interdisciplinary curriculum  designed to educate and train conservation professionals who can carry out the examination, stabilization and treatment of art and artifacts.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

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Art History PhD, MA

Offers studies in the history of art from ancient to modern times, with special concentrations in American art and in European art from the Renaissance through the modern eras.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-01 Final deadline to apply

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Bioinformatics & Computational Biology MS, PSM, CERT

The program is designed to provide knowledge and experience in developing computational methods and bioinformatics tools and databases for modern biological studies, biotechnology or medicine.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

October-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Bioinformatics & Systems Biology PhD

The field encompasses the development and application of computational tools and techniques for the collection, analysis, management, and visualization of biological data, as well as modeling and simulation methods for the study of biological systems.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   April-15: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

August-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   October-15 Final deadline to apply

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Biological Sciences PhD, MS, PhD/MBA

Areas of research include fields of physiology; cancer biology, cardiovascular biology; cell and extracellular matrix biology; developmental biology; microbiology and virology; and molecular biology and genetics.

A dual degree in the MBA & PhD in Biological Sciences programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   May-15: Final deadline to apply ;   April-01 International application deadline

SPRING:

October-01 Limited Option

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Biomechanics & Movement Science PhD, MS

The study of human movement and exercise as well as the biomechanical and physiological alterations observed as a consequence of injury, disease, and various intervention strategies.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

October-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Biomedical Engineering PhD

Biomedical engineering applies fundamental engineering principles to the study of biology, medicine and health.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-20 Final deadline to apply

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Biotechnology PSM, CERT

Provides advanced, interdisciplinary didactic coursework in the life sciences, training in business applicable to scientific industry and experiential training in an industrial setting.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Optimum consideration deadline;   May-01: Final deadline to apply ;   April-01 International application deadline

SPRING:

October-01 Limited Option

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Chemical Engineering PhD, MCHE, MCHE/MBA

Program is designed to provide the guidance and opportunity for students to develop the quantitative skills of engineering and science, and the acumen to apply these skills for the welfare of modern society.

A dual degree in the MBA & Master of Chemical Engineering programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-06 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-30 Final deadline to apply

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Chemistry & Biochemistry PhD, MA, MS

Research areas include analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Childhood Foreign Language Education MA

An interdisciplinary program to prepare candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to teach effectively in the dual language immersion classroom in the areas of linguistic and cultural proficiency, as well as teaching methodology.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS in Early Childhood Education/MA in Childhood Foreign Language Education or the 4+1 BS in Elementary Teach Education/MA in Childhood Foreign Language Development programs.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Civil Engineering PhD, MAS, MCE, MCE/MBA

Areas of study include Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportaiton Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, and Civil Infrastructure Systems.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BCE/MCE or the 4+1 BENV/MCE.

A dual degree in the MBA & Master of Civil Engineering programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   February-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

October-01 Final deadline to apply

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Climatology PhD

Program areas include the physics of climatology (thermodynamics, radiation, and cloud processes), atmospheric dynamics (forces and flows), measurement (microclimatological methods and instrumentation, remote sensing) and computational methods for data analysis and synthesis.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding, Final deadline to apply

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Communication MA

Theory and research based program in interpersonal and mass communication with sub areas of study in advertising, political communication and public relations.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   May-01: Final deadline to apply

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Computational Science & Engineering CERT

The philosophy of the program is that we increase the capabilities and understanding of the student in a broad range of areas utilizing floating point or symbolic computation for solving medium to large scale problems in computational mathematics, science and engineering.

Application Deadline:

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Computer Science PhD, MS

Departmental research strengths include artificial intelligence (machine learning, multiagent systems, planning and problem solving), bioinformatics, computational theory (computational learning theory, design and analysis of algorithms, computability theory), compiler optimization and compilation for parallel machines, natural-language processing, (discourse and dialogue, generation, information extraction, summarization), systems (parallel and distributed computing, grid and volunteer computing, algorithm and architecture design for massive parallelism), networks, (distributed computing, transport layer protocols, mobile and wireless networks, algorithm and architecture design for massive parallelism, networks management, security performance modeling, simulation), graphics and computer vision, rehabilitation engineering (augmentative communication, speech recognition and enhancement), software engineering (program analysis and testing), and symbolic mathematical computation (algebraic algorithms, parallelization), and robotics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Department funding not available for spring admits.

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Criminology PhD, MA

Areas of study in Disasters and the Environment; Criminology, Deviance, Law & Society; and Inequality (Race, Class, Gender).

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-03 Final deadline to apply

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Cybersecurity MS

Study of the design of secure software and systems, security analytics, and secure business systems.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Cybersecurity Online MS

Study of the design of secure software and systems, security analytics, and secure business systems.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-16 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-25 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-23 Final deadline to apply

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Dietetic Internship Program CERT

A computer-based internship program for individuals who are seeking the registered dietitian (R.D.) credential.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Preselect;   February-15: Final deadline to apply

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Disability Leadership CERT
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

To prepare organizational leaders in non-profit and government to lead organizations providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Disaster Science & Management PhD, MS

Approaches disasters from an interdisciplinary point of view and emphasizes theories, research methodologies, and policies related to emergency preparedness, mitigation, management and response.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

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Early Language and Literacy CERT
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

Is designed for early care and education professionals desiring expertise in early language and literacy education for children from birth through age five.

Not admitting students at this time.

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Economics PhD, MA, MS, MA/MBA

The Economics programs focus on the application of analytical techniques and economic research in government and private industry.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA/MA in Economics or the 4+1 BS/MS in Economics. A dual degree in the MBA & MA in Economics programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

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Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators MA

The program is designed to provide secondary and primary school teachers with both a foundation in economic theory and a set of strategies and methods for teaching economics in secondary and elementary schools.

Application Deadline:

SUMMER:

February-28 Final deadline to apply

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Economics Education PhD

Jointly offered by the School of Education and the Economics Department, the program is a model for training economic scholars and leaders who have a deeper understanding of both economics and education.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Education PhD

The research in the program addresses critical problems in education, develop the understanding of teaching and learning in diverse contexts, and lead to improved outcomes for all learners.  Specializations in evaluation, measurement and statistics; literacy and learning problems, mathematics education, school psychology and learning science.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-15 Final deadline to apply

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Educational Leadership EdD

The Ed.D. program equips candidates with the knowledge, skills, and tools to gather and utilize information effectively in decision-making and problem-solving related to organizational improvement.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-28 Final deadline to apply

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Educational Technology MEd

The Educational Technology program provides the master’s degree candidate with both a theoretical and a practical grounding in educational technology methods and techniques, emphasizing theories of teaching and learning that support these methods.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

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Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD, MS, MS/MBA

Active areas of research in electrical and computer engineering include cybersecurity, bioengineering, clean energy, communications, signal processing and controls, computer and sensor networks, computer systems, electromagnetics and photonics, and materials devices nanoelectronics.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BEE/MS in Electrical Engineering or the 4+1 BCpE/MS in Electrical Engineering. A dual degree in the MBA & MS in Electrical Engineering programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

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Electrical & Computer Engineering Online MS

Active areas of research in electrical and computer engineering include cybersecurity, bioengineering, clean energy, communications, signal processing and controls, computer and sensor networks, computer systems, electromagnetics and photonics, and materials devices nanoelectronics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-16 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-25 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-23

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Energy & Environmental Policy PhD, MEEP

Interdisciplinary study of the field of world-wide energy and environmental policy.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

June-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

June-15 Final deadline to apply

Applications submitted by March 1 receive priority attention.

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Engineering Outreach Non Degree

The Outreach Program permits engineering professionals to take up to three engineering  graduate degree courses before officially pursuing or applying to a master’s program in engineering.

Certificate programs include:

  • Composite Materials
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Railroad Engineering
  • Renewable Energy and Engineering Policy

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.

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English PhD, MA

Offers a range of courses in English, American and Anglophone literature, literacy theory, cultural studies, film studies, theatre history, rhetoric and composition, and the history of the English language.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   May-01: Final deadline to apply

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Entomology & Wildlife Ecology PhD, MS

Focus on insects or vertebrates with a broad knowledge of other related fields of biology, especially ecology.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation CERT

The certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation is to prepare graduate students who may wish to launch a startup, work for an emerging technology company or foster innovation for a large enterprise.

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.

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Entrepreneurship and Design MS

An interdisciplinary, experiential course focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development.  Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources.

Application Deadline:

SUMMER:

May-31 Final deadline to apply

Priority admission given to those who apply March 31.

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Exceptional Children & Youth MEd

A program for career professionals that involve children, youth, and adults with disabilities. Graduates are prepared to work as special education teachers, education consultants, and educational technology specialists.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS in Early Childhood Education/MEd in Exceptional Children and Youth, the 4+1 BS in Elementary Teacher Education/MEd in Exceptional Children and Youth, or the 4+1 BS in a secondary education major/MEd in Exceptional Children and Youth.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

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Exercise Science MS

Focus on study of exercise science in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, or Sports Medicine.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

September-15 Final deadline to apply

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Fashion and Apparel Studies MS, CERT

An international focus and emphasis on understanding design, theory, and research as they relate to fashion phenomena.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS in Fashion Merchandising/MS in Fashion and Apparel Studies. A Certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business is also offered.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Certificate Program applications are accepted up to one month prior to the student’s desired start.

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Finance MS, MS/MBA

The MS in Finance program is provides  instruction in the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be innovative, well-informed, and experienced finance professionals.

A dual degree in the MBA & MS in Finance programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-15 Final deadline to apply;   January-15 International application deadline

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply;   October-01 International application deadline

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Financial Service Analytics PhD
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Admits students every other year

A university-wide multi-disciplinary graduate program with scientific curriculum that creates new data-driven decision-making tools and technologies for financial services with big data needs.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Fine Arts MFA

Studio resources and programs include ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-15 Final deadline to apply

Program Details > Inquire >

Foreign Languages & Literatures MA

Concentrations in Spanish and French.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Program Details > Inquire >

Foreign Languages & Pedagogy MA

Designed to enable teaching certification in French or  Spanish.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Program Details > Inquire >

Geography PhD, MA, MS

Individualized areas of study include physical geography, human geography, or coupled human-environment systems.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding, Final deadline to apply

For the MA and MS only, Spring Applications are accepted with the final deadline of July 1.

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Geological Sciences PhD, MS

Areas of study emphasis includes coastal and marine geology, geomorphology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy, Quaternary geology, and near-surface geophysics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

October-01 Final deadline to apply

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GIS Certificate Program CERT

The Certificate of Geographic Information Science (GIS) is designed for working professionals aspiring to leadership positions in the field and wishing to obtain a certificate of GIS specialization.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Health Coaching Certificate Program CERT

A program for professionals working in health care with the knowledge and skills to facilitate positive behavior change to promote health and reduce chronic disease risk and experience.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

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Health Promotion MS

An interdisciplinary program prepares professionals for the successful design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions with graduates having the skills and knowledge to produce positive impact on health behaviors.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

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Health Services Administration MS
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

Health Services Administration prepares nurses for leadership positions as nurse managers at a variety of levels.

FALL:

March-01 Final deadline to apply

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Historic Preservation MA, CERT
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

Emphasizes the theory and practice of historic preservation and the development of the technical skills to carry out a professional career in the field.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in Public Policy/MA in Historic Preservation.

Not admitting students at this time.

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History PhD, MA

Programs in American history, European history, the history of industrialization, and the history of American civilization. Offers a certificate in Museum Studies and a degree in history education.

A certificate in Museum Studies is available to current graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-05 Final deadline to apply

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Hospitality Business Management MS, MS/MBA

An innovative program that integrates emerging information age trends across functional areas of the hospitality industry and enables the application of decision making aids to solve problems and evaluate opportunities.

A dual degree in the MBA & MS in Hospitality Business Management programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Part Time

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Human Development & Family Studies PhD, MS

A research program in early childhood education, family studies or human services.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS in Early Childhood Education/MS in Human Development & Family Studies or the 4+1 BS in Human Services / MS in Human Development & Family Studies.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Human Nutrition MS

Advanced training in Nutrition and includes both thesis and non-thesis (scholarly project) options, with available linkages to the State Divisions of Aging and Public Health, the University Wellness Center, and local health care facilities.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Information Systems & Technology Management MS, MS/MBA

The program is designed to produce students who possess the combination of management and technical skills needed to bring about the effective deployment and administration of information technology to achieve business success in today’s highly competitive global environment.

A dual degree in the MBA & MS in Information Systems & Technology Management programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-01 Final deadline to apply

Program Details > Inquire >

International Business MS, MS/MBA

The program is to provide students with the business knowledge, quantitative skills and interdisciplinary perspective needed to be an effective professional in international markets.

A dual degree in the MBA & MS in International Business programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   May-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

Program Details > Inquire >

Leadership in Early Childhood and Human Services CERT
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

A program for  professionals to learn to take leadership roles in Early Childhood and/or Human Services programs as Program Administration, Working with Families, Diversity across the Lifespan, and Curriculum.

Not admitting students at this time.

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Liberal Studies MA

An interdisciplinary program centered in the humanities and social sciences and emphasizes the history of ideas and the connections between fields of learning, encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

Program Details > Inquire >

Linguistics & Cognitive Science PhD, MA, CERT

Areas of study include theoretical linguistics (syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology), psycholinguistics (first and second language acquisition, language processing, neurolinguistics), endangered and under-described languages (linguistic field methods, language typology, language documentation), and applied linguistics.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in Linguistics/MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science or the 4+1 BS in Cognitive Science/MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   May-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 MA Only

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Marine Policy MMP

The Marine Policy Program examines the economic, legal, political, and social aspects of the world ocean, the seabed, and the coastal zone.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Marine Studies PhD, MS

Specific majors in Marine Biosciences, Marine Policy, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Program Details > Inquire >

Materials Science & Engineering PhD, MMSE, MMSE/MBA

Study of materials chemistry, polymers, electronic materials, composite materials, biomolecular materials, and nanoscale materials.

Current UD undergraduate students the BS in Biology, BCHE Chemical Engineering, BS in Chemistry, BCE Civil Engineering, BCpE Computer Engineering, BEE Electrical Engineering, BENV Environmental Engineering, BME Mechanical Engineering, or BS in Physics programs can be considered for admission to the 4+1 MMSE program. A dual degree in the MBA & MMSE programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

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Mathematics PhD, MS

Numerous active mathematical topics, as well as a steady stream of visiting scientists from all over the world.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS/MS in Mathematics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Program Details > Inquire >

MBA (Business Administration) MBA

The AACSB accreditated MBA offers concentrations in Finance, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation, Museum Leadership, and Management.

Current UD undergraduate students in the BBE Biomedical Engineering, BCHE Chemical Engineering, BCE Civil Engineering, BCpE Computer Engineering, BEE Electrical Engineering, BENV Environmental Engineering, BS in Hotel Restaurant Management, BME Mechanical Engineering, or BA in Music programs can be considered for admission to the 4+1 MBA program.

Dual degrees in the following programs are available to graduate students: MBA & MS in Accounting; MBA & MA in Economics; MBA & MS in Finance; MBA & MS in Information Systems & Technology Management; MBA & MS in International Business. A joint MD/MBA is available to medical students at Thomas Jefferson University.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Priority consideration for funding;   June-01: Priority consideration for admission

SPRING:

October-01 Priority consideration for funding;   December-01 Priority consideration for admission

SUMMER:

April-01 Priority consideration for admission
International applicants generally not admitted for Summer.

Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.

Program Details > Inquire >

MBA Online (Business Administration) MBA

The online MBA is designed for accessibility with fully online coursework so one can learn whenever and wherever one chooses.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-10 Final deadline to apply

FALL II:

October-05 Final deadline to apply

WINTER:

December-08 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

February-08 Final deadline to apply

SPRING II:

April-04 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

June-06 Final deadline to apply

* FALL and SPRING terms refer to FALL I and SPRING I.

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MBA Pathways Program Non Degree

The Pathways Program offers the opportunity for business professionals to take up to three MBA or other UD business graduate degree courses before officially pursuing an MBA degree. This option is a good choice if you have not yet had an opportunity to take the GMAT or if you want to try out some courses to see if a UD business graduate degree is appropriate for you. Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the MBA program EXCEPT submitting a GMAT score.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

June-01 Priority consideration for admission

SPRING:

December-01 Priority consideration for admission

SUMMER:

April-01 Priority consideration for admission

Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.

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Mechanical Engineering PhD, MEM, MSME, MEM/MBA, MSME/MBA

Applied and interdisciplinary research in the department is focused in five areas: biomedical engineering, clean energy, composites and nanotechnology, robotics and control, and atmospheric and environmental fluid mechanics.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BME/MEM. A dual degree in the MBA & MSME programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   January-15: Final deadline to apply

MEM ONLY: program does accept applications for spring with a deadline of October 15.

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Medical Sciences PhD

Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass clinically related fields such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, immunology and infectious disease, oncology and other chronic health conditions.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

October-01 Limited Option

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MPA (Public Administration) MPA

The MPA program contributes directly to solutions to public challenges of our times through research and public service projects that involve students in experiential learning. The program also seeks to develop relationships with practitioners, fostering a professional focus and approach to public administration and non-profit management and furthering the values of the field.

Current UD undergraduates can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in Public Policy/MPA.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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MPA Online (Public Administration) MPA

The MPA program contributes directly to solutions to public challenges of our times through research and public service projects that involve students in experiential learning. The program also seeks to develop relationships with practitioners, fostering a professional focus and approach to public administration and non-profit management and furthering the values of the field.

Current UD undergraduates can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in Public Policy/MPA. Please click here to learn more about on the online MPA program offering.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-16 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-25 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-23 Final deadline to apply

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Music MM

Concentrations in keyboard and instrumental performance, voice, conducting, teaching and composition.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

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Neuroscience MS

Open to only current UD undergraduate student currently enrolled at UD

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS/MS in Neuroscience.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-15 Final deadline to apply

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Nursing MSN, CERT

Prepares for nursing licensure as Family Nurse Practitioners or Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-01 Final deadline to apply

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Nursing Science PhD

The Nursing Science program prepares researchers and academic faculty for positions in college, university, and health care settings.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Ocean Engineering PhD, MS

The Ocean Engineering program offers degrees through a cross-disciplinary program operated jointly by the Physical Ocean Science and Engineering (POSE) program in the Graduate College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CMES) and the Ocean Engineering program of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

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Oceanography PhD, MS

Research on physical, geological, biological, and chemical problems in estuarine, coastal, and marine environments. Historically, the program’s focus has been estuarine, coastal, and continental shelf studies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01

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Parent Education and Family Support CERT
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

A program to provide professionals working with parent education and agencies providing family support.

Not admitting students at this time.

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Particle Technology MENG

Program focus is on rate processes, transport, characterization, separations, and product engineering and a capstone in an an industrial internship enabling the student to exit the program with practical, demonstrated particle technology expertise.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply ;   May-01 International application deadline

Admission decisions begin with applications submitted by January 6.

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Performing Arts Certificate CERT

A certificate program for individuals to develop their musical performance skills as they participate in the Department of Music’s ensembles. Open to individuals with a baccalaureate degree in music performance.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

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Physical Therapy DPT

The degree program qualifies the graduate to sit for the national physical therapy examination to become licensed in the United States as a physical therapist.

Application Deadline:

SUMMER:

August-18;   October-02 Final deadline to apply, Regular

Applications received by September 2 allow a guaranteed review by Admissions Committee. December 15 applications closed.

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Physics PhD, MS

Offers a variety of experimental and theoretical research activities focused on the areas of condensed matter and materials physics, atomic and molecular physics, astronomy, astrophysics, space physics, and high energy physics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

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Plant & Soil Sciences PhD, MS

Focus on research and outreach programs in the areas of landscape horticulture, plant science, and environmental soil science.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Political Science & International Relations PhD, MA

Study in the department is organized around the theme of global governance defined as an approach to politics and public policy that transcends the nation-state and its formal institutions of government.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Preservation Studies PhD

An interdisciplinary doctoral course of study that teaches the philosophies, research methodologies, and policies informing preservation efforts focused on art, architecture, landscapes, and material culture.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Psychology PhD

Concentrations in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and clinical science.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-15 Final deadline to apply

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Railroad Engineering CERT

Railroad activity in the United States is flourishing, with expansion across the industry – in freight, passenger (inter-urban and commuter), transit, and emerging high-speed rail. With increased activity comes the need for highly trained professionals to ensure operating safety, efficiency, and cost-effective use of resources. Yet many of the most experienced engineers and supervisors are retiring, leaving a gap in knowledge, experience and capability. This certificate program can help fill that need, as indicated by a market research study conducted in 2013 by the Education Advisory Board, which noted that “Completion of several courses in railroad engineering adequately prepares students to compete for employment in the rail transportation industry.” This graduate certificate is also designed for engineering professionals working in the area of railroad engineering or for those desiring to expand their knowledge of railroad engineering and related engineering disciplines, to thereby become viable candidates for advancement in the railroad industry.

The certificate program courses are all transferable into a graduate program in civil engineering or mechanical engineering.

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Renewable Energy Engineering & Policy CERT

This interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Engineering and Policy (REEP-CERT) is offered by the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering and administered through the Professional Engineering Outreach Program. It is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in a Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) field who seek to strengthen their knowledge of renewable energy technologies and policy, and, if course prerequisites are met, can be earned by matriculated graduate students as well as by those in graduate/non-degree status.

The REEP certificate program courses are transferable into graduate degree programs in electrical engineering, energy and environmental policy, materials science & engineering, or mechanical engineering.

Application Deadline:

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School Psychology MA

Following the of the National Association of School Psychologists, the program leads to certification as a school psychologist.

The EdS is available to graduate students who successfully complete the MA in School Psychology at UD.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

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Social Studies in World History MA

A two-year program for certified teachers that provides an intensive, integrated and interdisciplinary study of world history.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS in History Education/MA in Social Studies in World History.

Application Deadline:

SUMMER:

May-01 Final deadline to apply

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Socially Responsible & Sustainable Apparel Business CERT

The graduate certificate provides a foundation of knowledge needed to manage design, product development, buying, promotion, sourcing, and production of apparel, textiles, and footwear in ways that are socially responsible and sustainable. The competencies and skills embedded in the courses are based on research with industry leaders and professionals who lead nongovernmental organizations and civil society groups with a stake in the global apparel business. The coursework is grounded on principles of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, a voluntary international initiative bringing together companies, labor and civil society groups, and various UN agencies in support of human rights, labor, and the environment. The following learning goals have been established for students completing the certificate: 1) Evaluate how apparel, textile, and footwear businesses address the “Global Compact” principles for human rights, labor standards, and environmental stewardship and how they can more effectively address them in the future, 2) Analyze the moral and ethical responsibility of business and individuals toward human rights labor standards, and environmental stewardship, and 3) Recommend various strategies for affecting change in the industries.

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Sociology PhD, MA

Areas of study in Disasters and the Environment; Criminology, Deviance, Law & Society; and Inequality (Race, Class, Gender).

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-03 Final deadline to apply

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Speech-Language Pathology MA
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

Master’s level training for speech-language pathologists. The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Delaware is pursing candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA/ASHA). Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are being processed, with decisions to be made after Candidacy is conferred.

Applications not available until October 15.

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Statistics MS, CERT

A balance of a foundation in theoretical statistics, applied coursework in statistical techniques, and opportunities for application of statistical knowledge through the StatLab and internships with local companies.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS/MS in Statistics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

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Teacher Leadership Online MEd

For current PK-12 teachers, the is a highly interactive virtual learning media to explore the intricacies of becoming a Teacher Leader.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-16 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-25 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-23 Final deadline to apply

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Teaching English as a Second Language MA

Prepares students to teach in classrooms with English Language Learners and to teach English as a second language in colleges and language institutes in the U.S. and abroad.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in English/MA in TESL.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 Final deadline to apply

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy PhD, MA

Approaches the problems of an urban society using an interdisciplinary approach to theoretical, empirical and analytical knowledge and skills.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in Public Policy/MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

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Water Science & Policy PhD, MS

An Interdisciplinary program  to address the complex challenges that we face today; to develop solutions that are socially acceptable, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable; and to be true stewards of our environment.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

October-01 To be considered for departmental funding;   December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Wind Power Science, Engineering & Policy CERT

The Certificate in Wind Power Science, Engineering and Policy program is designed to give graduate students and professionals a broad understanding of the wind energy industry from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.

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Winterthur Program in American Material Culture MA

A multidisciplinary approach to the study of American decorative arts and material culture–the history and philosophy of people and their things. The Program is a cooperative effort of the Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library and the University of Delaware.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

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Women and Gender Studies CERT
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

Many disciplines in the social sciences and humanities engage in women, gender, sexuality and feminist analysis in their graduate courses.

Not admitting students at this time.

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Program Types

Graduate program options abound at the University of Delaware. Our options include dual degrees, 4+1 degrees, certificate programs, interdisciplinary programs, on-line, pathways and learning partnerships. Learn more about these designations below to as you explore our programs.

 

Traditional Degrees

There are major categories of degrees available for Graduate level studies at the University of Delaware that include master’s and doctoral degrees. Earning one of these degrees can take 2-8 years, depending on the level of the degree and field of study.

 

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Dual Degrees

The University of Delaware offers students the opportunity to simultaneously complete more than one graduate level degree. Important features include:

The program guidelines for dual degree programs identify the number of credits required for the combined degree. However, the general standard is that completing a combined program results in fewer number of credits required than if each degree was completed as a separate degree.

To be eligible for a dual degree, both degrees must be awarded simultaneously as the total number of credits required is based on the program guidelines for the dual degree.

 

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4+1 Degrees

Undergraduate UD students have the opportunity to complete a traditional four-year bachelor’s program plus a master’s program in one additional (+1) year.

Application deadlines are based on the current year/level of the UD student as they must apply no later than their Junior year (allowing for overlap of graduate and undergraduate coursework during their senior year).

 

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Certificates

University of Delaware offers practical, concentrated study in a specific professional area to help you change careers, explore a new field, gain credentials, and acquire practical new skills and knowledge.

 

Partnerships

The University of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University offer a reciprocal graduate enrollment program. Full-time graduate students at each institution can attend classes at the partner school at no cost.

Full-time matriculated graduate students at the University of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University are eligible for this program.A completed permission form for reciprocal registration between University of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University must be submitted to the coordinator at your home institution:

University of Delaware
Dr. Mary Martin,
Associate Vice Provost for Graduate & Professional Education
234 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-8916

Thomas Jefferson University
David Clawson,
Senior Associate Registrar and Director of Student Records
1015 Walnut Street, Room G-22 Curtis Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-5001

Wait for confirmation of enrollment, which shall be given no less that a week before the class starts

 

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