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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 28 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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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 (26 Entries)

Applied Bioinformatics Online CERT

The Applied Bioinformatics certifice will allow students to gain core competency in bioinformatics for real-world applications ranging from pharmaceutical, health care to agriculture and energy and meet industry’s demand for professionals who have the ability to interpret coplex biological data.

Application Deadline:

August-28

FALL: Applications accepted up to last day of September.
SPRING: Applications accepted up to first day of classes.

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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: Applications accepted up to first day of classes.
SPRING: Applications accepted up to first day of classes.

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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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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
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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Cybersecurity MS, CERT

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

The 4+1 Cybersecurity Program provides the opportunity for talented students to complete a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree in less time.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Certificate applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.

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Cybersecurity Online MS, CERT

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-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-23 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-22 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-16 Preselect
May-31: Final deadline to apply

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Early Language and Literacy CERT
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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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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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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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:

May-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Graduate Certificate in Particle Technology CERT

The Graduate Certificate in Particle Technology is offered by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and is administered through the Engineering Outreach Program. This certificate is designed for engineering professionals working in the process industries and/or for undergraduate or graduate engineers desiring to expand their knowledge of particle technology. The objective is to equip professionals with the knowledge and ability to meet the expectations of employers in the processing industry with respect to particle technology expertise.

Powders and particulate solids are commonplace in the process industries but are not treated in depth in the undergraduate engineering curricula. The Graduate Certificate in Particle Technology is designed to fill that gap for the practicing engineer or for undergraduates anticipating industrial employment. This certificate is offered through the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and is administered through the Professional Engineering Outreach Program.

Application Deadline:

Open rolling admission.

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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:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

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Historic Preservation CERT

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

Application Deadline:

Applications to the Certificate Program occur on a rolling basis. Students currently enrolled in other graduate programs at UD are welcome to apply at any point in their course of study.

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Leadership in Disability Services MA, CERT
ADMITTANCE STATUS: The certificate program is not accepting applications at this time.

The Master’s in Leadership in Disability Services offers a Master’s degree that is directly relevant to real-world work in the disability services field.

This interdisciplinary degree is designed to provide diverse, talented graduate students with

knowledge, skills, and understanding essential for leadership roles in agencies and organizations that provide

individualized, person directed services to people with disabilities and their families.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

May-05 Final deadline to apply

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Leadership in Early Childhood and Human Services CERT
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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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-25: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

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Nursing: Post Master’s Certificate Program CERT

The University of Delaware Post Master’s certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program, prepares graduates to deliver high quality care to patient populations across the mental health and substance disorder continuum. We include cutting-edge neuroscience, evidence-based practice, classical theoretical underpinnings, and innovative holistic modalities in the PMHNP program, so that our practitioners are prepared to provide both psychotherapy and medication management to promote optimal health outcomes in individuals, families, and communities. The Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner prepares graduates who are eligible to sit for national certification exams and subsequently will be eligible for state licensure.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Parent Education and Family Support CERT
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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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:

June-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.

Application Deadline:

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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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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:

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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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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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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