University of Delaware's Mentor's Circle

Dr. Ann L. Ardis
Dr. Ann L. Ardis
Senior Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education

Welcome to the University of Delaware Office of Graduate and Professional Education webpages – and to UD’s community of scientists, scholars, and artists, who teach, mentor and advise while creating new knowledge and cultivating emerging fields of research and artistic expression.

The Office of Graduate and Professional Education works collaboratively with colleges, departments, research centers and administrative units throughout the University to support a dynamic and enriching educational environment for UD’s graduate and professional education students. Whether our students are in residence full-time at the University’s main Newark, Delaware campus, or taking courses and working in labs at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, DE or at the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment’s campus in Lewes, DE, or pursuing professional studies while working full- or part-time time somewhere else in our increasingly networked global world, our goal is to provide them with an exceptional graduate experience.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. This designation is given to less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD also ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal research and development support for science and engineering.

In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation selected UD to receive the distinguished Community Engagement classification for our scholarly work with community partners to address societal issues and contribute to the public good.

UD is also one of only five U.S. institutions to receive the 2015 NAFSA Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, which recognizes colleges and universities that have excelled in expanding global learning for students and scholars.

I invite you to explore the links accessible from these pages and consider joining our graduate community.>/p>

Through graduate study at UD, you can develop the leadership and analytical skills that you need for success in any professional domain—from academia and government to industry and clinical practice.

At UD you will also have opportunities to thrive in a research environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, community, and commitment to the highest ethical value, and that exemplifies the university’s interest and investments in the creation of new knowledge and its deployment for the benefit of society at large.



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