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UD currently offers 60 doctoral and 144 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 (25 are currently available) and 31 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.

 

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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 (29 Entries) in Education

Athletic Training MS

Athletic Training is a professional preparation program geared toward success on the BOC examination for athletic trainers and careers as a certified athletic trainer. Click here for a informational brochure on careers in Athletic Training.

Application Deadline:

SUMMER:

April-15

Applications are reviewed on a “rolling” basis upon completion and submission to the Graduate College.

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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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Data Science MS, 4+1

MS in Data Science is as a professional masters with a flexible set of core requirements in statistics, mathematics and computer and information sciences. It is aimed at providing a solid background in the methods behind data science to work with large and/or dynamic data sets. The program will provide both the breadth of training, and the flexibility to apply them in different fields. The flexibility allows for training in different categories of positions in data science: data analysts (use mathematical, statistical and modeling techniques to solve problems), data engineers (design, build and maintain an organization’s data and analytical infrastructure) and data scientists (create sophisticated analytical models to build new data sets and derive new insights from data).

Master of Science (MS), 4+1 Options available for the following majors: Computer Science, Information Sciences, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics education and Actuarial Sciences.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

May-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

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Economic Education PhD

Jointly offered by the School of Education and the Economics Department, the program trains economic education scholars and leaders who develop and evaluate economic and financial literacy programs and curricula in the K-12 school system, universities and a wide variety of outreach programs.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-15 Final deadline to apply

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Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators MA

The program is designed to provide secondary and primary school teachers with both a foundation in economic theory and a set of strategies and methods for teaching economics in secondary and elementary schools.

Application Deadline:

SUMMER:

February-01 Final deadline to apply

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Education PhD

The research in the program addresses critical problems in education, develops understandings of teaching and learning in diverse contexts, and leads to improved outcomes for all learners. Program specializations include the learning sciences, literacy, mathematics education, sociocultural and community-based approaches

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-15 Final deadline to apply

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Educational Leadership EdD

The Ed.D. program equips candidates with the knowledge, skills, and tools to gather and utilize information effectively in decision-making and problem-solving related to organizational improvement.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-28 Final deadline to apply

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Educational Statistics and Research Methods PhD

The Ph.D. in Educational Statistics and Research Methods (ESRM) prepares students interested in statistics, psychometrics, education measurement, assessment, and evaluation to develop, critically evaluate, and properly use sophisticated quantitative and mixed methodologies to solve important problems in education.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 Final deadline to apply

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Educational Technology MEd

The Educational Technology program provides the master’s degree candidate with both a theoretical and a practical grounding in educational technology methods and techniques, emphasizing theories of teaching and learning that support these methods.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-15 Final deadline to apply

WINTER:

November-01

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

April-01

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Educational Technology Online MEd, Online

The Educational Technology program provides the master’s degree candidate with both a theoretical and a practical grounding in educational technology methods and techniques, emphasizing theories of teaching and learning that support these methods.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-15 Final deadline to apply

WINTER:

November-01

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

April-01

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Entomology & Wildlife Ecology PhD, MS

Focus on insects or vertebrates with a broad knowledge of other related fields of biology, especially ecology.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding
August-15: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

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

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Exceptional Children & Youth MEd, 4+1

A program for career professionals who work with children, youth, and adults with disabilities. Graduates are prepared to work as special education teachers, education consultants, and educational technology specialists.

The traditional Master’s Program track is appropriate for teachers with a teaching certificate in either general or special education who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills. The degree track also may be suitable for individuals who are not teachers but have other experience in the disabilities field and wish to pursue an advanced degree only. For previously certified teachers, the traditional degree track also may be a path to a second certificate in special education.

The Master’s Plus Certification Program (MPCP) is appropriate for individuals who seek to acquire advanced knowledge and skills while also obtaining their first teaching certificate.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS in Early Childhood Education/MEd in Exceptional Children and Youth, the 4+1 BS in Elementary Teacher Education/MEd in Exceptional Children and Youth, or the 4+1 BS in a secondary education major/MEd in Exceptional Children and Youth.

The Online Master’s Program is appropriate for teachers with a teaching certificate in either general or special education who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

February-15 Final deadline to apply
April-01 Final deadline to apply

Priority consideration for the MPCP program.

Master’s Plus Certification Program, MPCP track, is the only track that has summer admission.

4+1 PROGRAM DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2019

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Exceptional Children & Youth Online MEd

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-15 Final deadline to apply

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Fine Arts MFA

Studio resources and programs include ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-15 Priority consideration for admission and funding
August-04: Final deadline to apply

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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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Health Behavior Science and Promotion PhD
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Admitting students

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-15 Final deadline to apply

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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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Regular, Space Available

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Health Systems Leadership MSN

The purpose of this program is to prepare nurses to lead health system changes across a continuum of tertiary, primary, and community-based settings. Graduates will develop personal and organization leadership skills and competencies to enable them to transform healthcare environments to achieve optimal health outcomes in an agile and fiscally responsible manner. Students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to real world issues in healthcare environments and develop an evidence-based process improvement plan through two 224 hour practicum courses at the completion of their program.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-02 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Leadership in Disability Services MA, CERT

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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-15 Final deadline to apply

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Literacy Online MEd

The University of Delaware’s fully online and flexible M.Ed. in Literacy will prepare current teachers and educators for certification as a Reading/Literacy specialist.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

FALL II:

October-01

SPRING:

January-23

SPRING II:

March-25 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-27 Final deadline to apply

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MA in Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Pedagogy MA

Designed to enable teaching certification in French or  Spanish.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding
July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Minerals, Materials and Society CERT

The graduate certificate in Minerals, Materials and Society is designed for mid-career professionals in industry, government and civil society working across mineral and extractive supply chains. The program takes an interdisciplinary and industrial ecology approach with attention to key skills needed to evaluate the environmental and social impacts of the sector.

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

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MPP (Master of Public Policy) MPP, 4+1

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

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Music MM

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

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

May-15 Final deadline to apply

The Composition Concentration is not accepting applications for Fall 2020.

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Nonprofit and Voluntary Action CERT

This standalone certificate program provides useful knowledge and practical skill-building for students in any field who want to advance their careers in the nonprofit and/or public sector.

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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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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-27 Final deadline to apply

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Teaching English as a Second Language MA, 4+1

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.

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Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

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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

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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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