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UD currently offers 67 doctoral, 139 master’s degree programs, 13 dual degrees, 14 interdisciplinary programs, 9 on-line programs, and 25 certificate programs across its seven colleges and more than 75 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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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.

Use the following choices below to narrow your search as you explore our programs.

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Graduate and Certificate Programs (4 Entries)

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:


April-15 Final deadline to apply


November-01 Final deadline to apply

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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:


April-01 Final deadline to apply


November-01 Final deadline to apply


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

April-01 Final deadline to apply for MPCP track admission

DECEMBER 15 Deadline: 4 plus 1 program

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

Exceptional Children & Youth Online — Application DEADLINE: July 1 for Fall admission (online option only)

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Literacy Program Online MEd

The University of Delaware’s fully online and flexible M.Ed. in Literacy will prepare current teachers and educators for certification as a Reading/Literacy specialist.

Application Deadline:


August-01 Final deadline to apply


May-22 Final deadline to apply

NOTE: SUMMER deadline begins 2018

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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:


August-15 Final deadline to apply


January-23 Final deadline to apply


May-22 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.



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.



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).




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.



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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