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UD currently offers 67 doctoral, 134 master’s degree programs, 13 dual degrees, 13 interdisciplinary programs, 7 on-line programs, and 25 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.

 

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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 Lerner College of Business & Economics brought together educators and directors of financial trading labs similar to the Lerner Trading 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. The Winterthur conservation staff members teach Master’s-level program have affiliated appointments at the University of Delaware.

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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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Graduate and Certificate Programs (110 Entries)

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;   June-01 International application deadline

SPRING:

January-01;   November-15 International application deadline

Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term for domestic and UD students.

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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-15 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

SPRING:

December-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;   August-26: 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-02 Final deadline to apply

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Bioinformatics & Computational Biology MS, PSM

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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Bioinformatics Certificate 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:

December-01 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 Priority consideration for admission;   August-01: Final deadline to apply ;   April-01 International application deadline

SPRING:

October-01 Limited Option, Priority consideration for admission;   November-15 Final deadline to apply

NOTE: All spring applicants must contact department prior to application.

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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:

January-31 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:

International application deadline:
April-01: Final deadline to apply for International

PSM Fall admission deadlines:
January 15: Priority consideration for admission
May 1: Final deadline to apply for International
July 1: Final deadline to apply for Domestic

PSM Spring admission deadlines:
October 1: Priority consideration for admission
November 1: Final deadline to apply for International
December 15: Final deadline to apply for Domestic

Certificate admission deadlines:
FALL: August 15: Final deadline to apply
SPRING: January 15: Final deadline to apply

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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 To be considered for departmental funding, Priority consideration for admission;   June-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 Priority consideration for admission;   March-15: 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;   July-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 Priority consideration for admission and funding;   July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 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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Composite Materials CERT

The Certificate Program in Composite Materials is designed for engineering and science professionals who are new to the field of composite materials or wish to expand their knowledge of composite materials.

Application Deadline:

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

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Computational Science & Engineering CERT
STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

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.

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

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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 Criminology, Deviance, Disasters and the Environment, Gender, Law and Society, Methods, Race, Sociology of Health and Sociological Theory.

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

Protect systems and data from malware and infiltration with the 100% online M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Delaware. UD is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security for meeting the federal government’s rigorous standards for cybersecurity education.

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;   May-01: 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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Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares graduates to perform at the highest level of advanced nursing practice. The foundation for practice expertise with a population health focus will enable the graduate to plan and lead evidenced-based interventions, quality improvement strategies and health policy changes that address patient safety, promote patient-centered care, and reduce health disparities among diverse groups.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-01 Final deadline to apply

The New DNP Program is accepting applications for the Fall 2016 semester. Admissions will occur pending approval from Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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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-24 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, computer systems, network science, big data, machine learning, bioengineering, clean energy, communications, signal processing and controls, computer and sensor networks, electromagnetics and photonics, and nanoelectronics materials and devices.

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:

May-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

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Electrical & Computer Engineering Online MS

Positioning you for roles with today’s fastest-growing industries, this 100% online program provides equal concentration in signal and information processing, communication networks, data analytics and cybersecurity. You will graduate prepared to design efficient algorithms and implement the functional protocols organizations need today and in the future.

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:

March-01 Priority consideration for admission;   June-15: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply, Limited Option

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 certificate, master’s or doctoral program in engineering.

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-31 Final deadline to apply;   May-01: Final deadline to apply

January 1 admission with funding have priority consideration.
January 31 admission deadline is with funding.
May 1 admission deadline is without funding.

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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;   September-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

The ENTD program focuses on learning to practice evidence-based entrepreneurship through interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on: creativity, design thinking, entrepreneurship, rapid prototyping, new product development and your personal area(s) of interest (electives).

Application Deadline:

SUMMER:

May-01 Final deadline to apply

Priority admission given to those who apply by March 1.

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Exceptional Children & Youth MEd

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

The traditional degree only track is appropriate for teachers with a teaching certificate in either general or special education who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills. The degree track also may be suitable for individuals who are not teachers but have other experience in the disabilities field and wish to pursue an advanced degree only. For previously certified teachers, the traditional degree track also may be a path to a second certificate in special education.

The degree plus initial certification track, Master’s Plus Certification Program (MPCP), is appropriate for individuals who seek to acquire advanced knowledge and skills while also obtaining their first teaching certificate.

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

SUMMER:

February-15 Final deadline to apply, Priority consideration for funding;   April-01 Final deadline to apply

DECEMBER 15 Deadline: 4 plus 1 program

Master’s Plus Certification Program, MPCP track, is the only track that has summer admission.

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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:

May-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

September-15 Final deadline to apply

Summer Deadline: Exercise Science (MS) concentration in Clinical Exercise & Physiology has a final deadline to apply of March 1.

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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 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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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.

 

Online Degrees

Learn about the graduate programs available through UD Online without stepping out your door.

 

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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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