UD currently offers 67 doctoral, 143 master’s degree programs, 14 dual degrees, 14 interdisciplinary programs, 11 on-line programs, and 26 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.
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.
Find a Program
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.
Graduate and Certificate Programs (14 Entries)
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.
February-15 To be considered for departmental funding; April-15: Final deadline to apply
August-15 To be considered for departmental funding; October-15 Final deadline to apply
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.
April-15 To be considered for departmental funding; July-01: Final deadline to apply
October-15 To be considered for departmental funding; December-01 Final deadline to apply
Biomedical Engineering PhD
Childhood Education in Languages, Literatures and Cultures 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.
July-01 Final deadline to apply
December-01 Final deadline to apply
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.
January-15 To be considered for departmental funding; July-01: Final deadline to apply
Energy & Environmental Policy PhD, MEEP, BA/MEEP
Interdisciplinary study of the field of world-wide energy and environmental policy.
The 4+1 Energy & Environmental Policy Program provides the opportunity for talented students to complete a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree in Finance in less time.
March-01 Priority consideration for admission; June-15: Final deadline to apply
December-01 Final deadline to apply, Limited Option
Applications submitted by March 1 receive priority attention.
Financial Service Analytics PhD
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.
February-01 Priority consideration for funding; February-15: Final deadline to apply
These dates apply to the year 2018.
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.
August-22 Final deadline to apply
Leadership in Disability Services MA
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.
May-05 Final deadline to apply
Liberal Studies MA
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree offers interdisciplinary graduate study centered in the humanities and social sciences. Within the broad parameters of the program, students shape their course of study to suit their intellectual interests and follow their passions. Small seminar classes explore important questions from a variety of perspectives in a stimulating and dynamic learning environment. The degree is designed to be completed on a part-time basis.
July-01 Final deadline to apply
December-01 Final deadline to apply
April-01 Final deadline to apply
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.
April-21 Final deadline to apply
October-01 Limited Option
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 (CEOE) and the Ocean Engineering program of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
February-01 Priority consideration for admission and funding; July-01: Final deadline to apply
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.
February-01 Final deadline to apply
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.
February-01 To be considered for departmental funding; July-01: Final deadline to apply
October-01 To be considered for departmental funding; December-01 Final deadline to apply
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.
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.
Learn about the graduate programs available through UD Online without stepping out your door.
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.
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
Thomas Jefferson University
Senior Associate Registrar and Director of Student Records
1015 Walnut Street, Room G-22 Curtis Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Wait for confirmation of enrollment, which shall be given no less that a week before the class starts