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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 (30 Entries) in Environmental Studies

Agricultural & Resource Economics MS

General fields of economics, resource economics, agricultural economics, environmental economics, applied economics, agribusiness or government sectors of the economy

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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Animal and Food Science PhD, MS

In Animal Science, research programs are offered in physiology; ruminant and poultry nutrition; microbiology, immunology and pathology; molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics.

In Food Science, research programs are offered in food biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, toxicology and processing.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-15 Priority consideration for funding
August-01: Priority consideration for admission

SPRING:

January-15 Priority consideration for admission

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

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Bioinformatics & Computational Biology MS, PSM

The program is designed to provide knowledge and experience in developing computational methods and bioinformatics tools and databases for modern biological studies, biotechnology or medicine.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 Priority consideration for admission
July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

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

Late applications subject to availability.

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Bioinformatics Certificate CERT

The program is designed to provide knowledge and experience in developing computational methods and bioinformatics tools and databases for modern biological studies, biotechnology or medicine.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 Priority consideration for admission

SPRING:

October-01 Priority consideration for admission

FALL: Applications accepted up to first day of classes.
SPRING: Applications accepted up to first day of classes.

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Bioinformatics Data Science 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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-15 Priority consideration for admission
April-15: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

July-15 Priority consideration for admission
December-01 Final deadline to apply

Late applications subject to availability.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry PhD, MA, MS

Research areas include analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-31 Priority consideration for admission
March-22: Final deadline to apply

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Civil Engineering PhD, MAS, MCE, MCE/MBA

Areas of study include Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportaiton Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, and Civil Infrastructure Systems.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BCE/MCE or the 4+1 BENV/MCE.

A dual degree in the MBA & Master of Civil Engineering programs is available to graduate students (MCE/MBA).

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

October-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:

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May-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

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Disaster Science & Management MS

Approaches disasters from an interdisciplinary point of view and emphasizes theories, research methodologies, and policies related to emergency preparedness, mitigation, management and response.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

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Disaster Science & Management PhD

Approaches disasters from an interdisciplinary point of view and emphasizes theories, research methodologies, and policies related to emergency preparedness, mitigation, management and response.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

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Energy & Environmental Policy PhD, MEEP, 4+1

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 Energy and Environmental Policy in less time. For more information see https://www.sppa.udel.edu/bachelors-programs/4+1-accelerated-degrees.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

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Engineering and Public Policy PhD

This interdisciplinary, research-oriented doctoral program focuses on the intersection of engineering and policy at all levels, local to global, including both the policy influences on engineering decisions and applications, and the policy impacts and implications of scientific and technical decisions.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Priority consideration for admission and funding
July-01: Final deadline to apply

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English PhD

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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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.

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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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Certificate Program applications are accepted up to one month prior to the student’s desired start.

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Geological Sciences PhD, MS

Areas of study emphasis includes coastal geology, ​geomicrobiology, ​geochemistry,​ ​geomorphology,​ ​geophysics, ​hydrogeology,​ ​mineralogy, petrology, ​stratigraphy,​ ​​and ​Quaternary geology.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

October-01 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:

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May-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Marine Policy MMP

The Marine Policy Program examines the economic, legal, political, and social aspects of the world ocean, the seabed, and the coastal zone.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Marine Studies PhD, MS

Specific majors in Marine Biosciences, Marine Policy, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Mechanical Engineering PhD, MSME, MSME/MBA, BME/MSME, 4+1

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in mechanical engineering. The graduate programs are designed to provide considerable flexibility in the selection of course work and specialization. Independent research, a requirement for the PhD degree, is optional the MSME degree. MSME students may choose a research-based thesis track, or a coursework-based non-thesis track. The non-thesis MSME option may be more suitable for part-time students.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BME/MSME. A dual degree in the MSME & MBA programs is also available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

PhD Fall admission deadline:
January 15: Priority consideration for admission and to be considered for departmental funding.
July 31: Final deadline to apply.

MSME Fall admission:
January 31: Priority consideration for admission
July 31: Final deadline to apply

MSME Spring admission:
October 30: Priority consideration for admission
December 31: Final deadline to apply

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Mechanical Engineering Online MSME

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an online graduate program in Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering (MSME). Comprised of 30-credits, this program covers not only the foundations of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and dynamics but also allows for the choice of electives in diverse areas including biomechanics, clean energy and environment, composite materials and manufacturing, energy efficient mobility systems and smart cities, robotics and controls, and more. No thesis required.

Application Deadline:

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July-31 Final deadline to apply

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December-31 Final deadline to apply

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Microbiology PhD, MS

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April-15 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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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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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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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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Socially Responsible & Sustainable Apparel Business Online 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:

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August-27 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-21 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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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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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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