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UD currently offers 51 doctoral, 106 master’s degree programs, 14 dual degrees, 12 interdisciplinary programs, 16 on-line programs, 26 4+1 programs and 24 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 (132 Entries)

MPP (Master of Public Policy) MPP

The Masters of Public Policy (MPP) degree is the professional degree for analyzing, evaluating, and solving all aspects of policy. As analysts and managers, MPP graduates work with quantitative and qualitative data to develop, assess, and evaluate alternative approaches to current and emerging issues.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

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Music MM

The Master of Music program offers concentrations in composition, performance, and teaching.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding
June-01: Final deadline to apply

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Neuroscience MS

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS/MS in Neuroscience.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-01 Priority consideration for admission
December-01: Final deadline to apply

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Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares graduates to perform at the highest level of advanced nursing practice. The foundation for practice expertise with a population health focus will enable the graduate to plan and lead evidenced-based interventions, quality improvement strategies and health policy changes that address patient safety, promote patient-centered care, and reduce health disparities among diverse groups.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-01 Final deadline to apply

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Nursing: Nursing Science PhD, MSN

The Nursing Science program prepares researchers and academic faculty for positions in college, university, and health care settings.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 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-15 Final deadline to apply

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Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetics Internship MS

The mission of the MS/DI program is to train dietetic professionals in the methods, implementation and interpretation of nutrition science, and to apply and advance the field of nutrition through research, clinical, management or community areas of practice.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15
February-15: Final deadline to apply

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Nutrition Science PhD
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Admitting students

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-15 Final deadline to apply

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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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Priority consideration for admission and funding
July-01: Final deadline to apply

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Oceanography PhD

Research on physical, geological, biological, and chemical problems in estuarine, coastal, and marine environments. Historically, the program’s focus has been estuarine, coastal, and continental shelf studies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-05 Priority consideration for admission and funding
July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01

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Particle Technology MENG, 4 + 1

Program focus is on rate processes, transport, characterization, separations, and product engineering and a capstone in an an industrial internship enabling the student to exit the program with practical, demonstrated particle technology expertise.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-01 Priority consideration for admission and funding
September-01: Final deadline to apply

Admission decisions begin with applications submitted by January 6.

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Particle Technology Certificate 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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Performing Arts Certificate CERT

A certificate program for individuals seeking 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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Physical Therapy

The degree program qualifies the graduate to sit for the national physical therapy examination to become licensed in the United States as a physical therapist.

Application Deadline:

August-15 Early Decision application deadline.

September-1 General application deadline.

October-1 General application deadline.

December-17 General application deadline (Final).

Decisions about applicants will be made on a rolling basis with final decisions on all applicants anticipated by late-February. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure space availability in the incoming class. Offers will be extended to qualified applicants beginning with the early decision phase and continuing until fully enrolled. Anticipated interview dates may be cancelled should the incoming class be at full capacity.

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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, MA

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:

FALL:

August-27 Final deadline to apply

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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 available September 1.

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Statistics 4+1, MS, CERT, BS/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-02 To be considered for departmental funding
August-22: Final deadline to apply
August-22 International application deadline

SPRING:

December-01 Domestic

Final Application Deadline for certificate program: June 1

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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

FALL II:

October-01

SPRING:

January-23 Final deadline to apply

SPRING II:

March-25

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-06 Final deadline to apply

For admission to the class of 2021.

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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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