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UD currently offers 67 doctoral, 143 master’s degree programs, 14 dual degrees, 15 interdisciplinary programs, 14 on-line programs, and 23 certificate programs across its seven colleges and more than 82 research centers and institutes. 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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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 (118 Entries)

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:

February-15 To be considered for departmental funding
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 Priority consideration for admission
September-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Priority consideration for admission
February-19 Final deadline to apply

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Political Science & International Relations PhD, MA

Graduate study in the department includes an opportunity to study across subfields in the discipline including International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Politics, and Political Theory. Students get a broad education in the field of Political Science and are equipped with the theoretical and methodological skills to develop and execute their own research projects.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Final deadline to apply
March-12

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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-01 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.

Application Deadline:

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

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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.

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School Psychology EdS, 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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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.

Application Deadline:

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

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Sociology 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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Speech-Language Pathology MA

Master’s level training for speech-language pathologists. The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Delaware has received Candidacy Accreditation status by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA/ASHA).

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

Applications not available until October 15.

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Statistics MS

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:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding
May-01: Domestic
May-01 International application deadline

SPRING:

October-01 Domestic

September-01 International application deadline

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Teacher Leadership Online MEd

This 100% online program enables you to develop the tools, techniques and hands-on skills to understand and implement emerging policies that impact students in K-12 classrooms, private schools, preschools, higher education, and home schooling. It is designed to enhance your professional growth as well as the growth of your students, colleagues and professional community.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-23 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-22 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 Priority consideration for admission
June-01: Final deadline to apply

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy PhD, MA, BA/MA, 4 + 1

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

Traditional master’s degree students can complete the program in 2 years of full time study. The length of study in the doctoral program varies. Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in Public Policy/MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy. More information

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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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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