UD currently offers 60 doctoral and 145 master’s degree programs. Of these programs 16 are dual degrees, 14 interdisciplinary and 20 on-line. Other options include an avenue to complete a traditional four-year bachelor’s program plus a master’s program in one addition year, known as a 4+1 degree (26 are currently available) and 35 certificate programs across our 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.
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.
Graduate and Certificate Programs (17 Entries) in the Arts
Africana Studies MA, 4+1, CERT
MA, BA/MA and Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies. The BA/MA (4+1) is open only to UD Africana Studies Majors and Minors. A certificate in Africana Studies is available to current graduate students and community members.
January-15 Final deadline to apply
4+1 Applicants must apply by Feb 15 of their junior year.
Art Conservation MS
Art History PhD, MA
Art History for Museum Professionals BA/MA, 4+1
The MA in Art History for Museum Professional is open only to UD Art History Majors. The program integrates the requirements of the MA in Art History and the certificate in Museum Studies within one accelerated plan offering both in-depth art historical education and museum training.
On rolling basis without a fixed deadline, but not later than Nov 1st of the senior year
Childhood Education in Languages, Literatures and Cultures MA, 4+1
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 Education in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
July-01 Final deadline to apply
December-01 Final deadline to apply
Offers a range of courses in English, American and Anglophone literature, literacy theory, cultural studies, film studies, theatre history, rhetoric and composition, and the history of the English language.
January-01 To be considered for departmental funding
PhD Fall: January 1 admission to be considered for departmental funding. January 31 admission deadline without department funding. Applicants applying after January 1 (no funding) must contact the Director of Graduate Studies for consideration.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate CERT
The graduate certificate program in entrepreneurship and innovation at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics allows working professionals to develop the entrepreneurial mindset, influence, skills and understanding needed to bring new ideas to the marketplace.
Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.
Fashion and Apparel Studies MS, 4+1, 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.
February-01 To be considered for departmental funding
August-24: Final deadline to apply
December-01 Final deadline to apply
Certificate Program applications are accepted up to one month prior to the student’s desired start.
Fine Arts MFA
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.
August-15 Final deadline to apply
January-31 Final deadline to apply
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.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures MA
MA in Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Pedagogy MA
Nonprofit and Voluntary Action CERT
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.
June-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
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.
January-15 To be considered for departmental funding
August-15: 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