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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.

 

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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 the Life Sciences

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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Applied Bioinformatics Online CERT

The Applied Bioinformatics certifice will allow students to gain core competency in bioinformatics for real-world applications ranging from pharmaceutical, health care to agriculture and energy and meet industry’s demand for professionals who have the ability to interpret coplex biological data.

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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Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology MS

Through this degree, students will gain specialized, in-depth professional hands-on skills and leadership competencies preparing them to succeed within the increasingly competitive biomedical sciences sector. In today’s employment market, individuals seeking positions in the laboratory based professions require a tangible skills set, as employers can no longer “pay to train.” The MS in AMBB will allow students to gain defined “bench-focused” technical competency, in addition to training in regulatory and fiscal affairs that impact laboratory management.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

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Applied Physiology PhD

Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, musculoskeletal physiology, and neurophysiology.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

October-15 To be considered for departmental funding
December-15 Final deadline to apply

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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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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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Biological Sciences PhD, MS, PhD/MBA

Areas of research include fields of physiology; cancer biology, cardiovascular biology; cell and extracellular matrix biology; developmental biology; microbiology and virology; and molecular biology and genetics.

A dual degree in the MBA & PhD in Biological Sciences programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Priority consideration for admission
July-01: Final deadline to apply
April-01 International application deadline

SPRING:

October-01 Limited Option, Priority consideration for admission
November-15 Final deadline to apply

NOTE: All spring applicants must contact department prior to application.

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Biomechanics & Movement Science PhD, MS

The study of human movement and exercise as well as the biomechanical and physiological alterations observed as a consequence of injury, disease, and various intervention strategies.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

October-15 To be considered for departmental funding
December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Biomedical Engineering PhD, 4+1

Biomedical engineering applies fundamental engineering principles to the study of biology, medicine and health.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-15 To be considered for departmental funding, Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Please be aware that Spring admission is rare must be suggested by a faculty member and approval of the Graduate Director.

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Biotechnology PSM, CERT

Provides advanced, interdisciplinary didactic coursework in the life sciences, training in business applicable to scientific industry and experiential training in an industrial setting.

Application Deadline:

International application deadline:

April-01: Final deadline to apply for International

PSM Fall admission deadlines:

January 15: Priority consideration for admission

May 1: Final deadline to apply for International

July 1: Final deadline to apply for Domestic

PSM Spring admission deadlines:

October 1: Priority consideration for admission

November 1: Final deadline to apply for International

December 15: Final deadline to apply for Domestic

Certificate admission deadlines:

FALL: August 15: Final deadline to apply

SPRING: January 15: Final deadline to apply

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Chemistry & Biochemistry PhD, MA, MS

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

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Priority consideration for admission
March-19: Final deadline to apply

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Computer Science PhD, MS

Departmental research strengths include artificial intelligence (machine learning, multiagent systems, planning and problem solving), bioinformatics, computational theory (computational learning theory, design and analysis of algorithms, computability theory), compiler optimization and compilation for parallel machines, natural-language processing, (discourse and dialogue, generation, information extraction, summarization), systems (parallel and distributed computing, grid and volunteer computing, algorithm and architecture design for massive parallelism), networks, (distributed computing, transport layer protocols, mobile and wireless networks, algorithm and architecture design for massive parallelism, networks management, security performance modeling, simulation), graphics and computer vision, rehabilitation engineering (augmentative communication, speech recognition and enhancement), software engineering (program analysis and testing), and symbolic mathematical computation (algebraic algorithms, parallelization), and robotics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Department funding not available for spring admits.

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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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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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Geography PhD, MA, MS

Individualized areas of study include physical geography, human geography, or coupled human-environment systems.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

For the MA and MS only, Spring Applications are accepted with the final deadline of December 1.

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Geology 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:

FALL:

May-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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Materials Science & Engineering PhD, MMSE, 4+1

Study of materials chemistry, polymers, electronic materials, composite materials, biomolecular materials, and nanoscale materials.

Current UD undergraduate students the BMSE in Materials Science, BS in Biology, BCHE Chemical Engineering, BS in Chemistry, BCE Civil Engineering, BCpE Computer Engineering, BEE Electrical Engineering, BENV Environmental Engineering, BME Mechanical Engineering, or BS in Physics programs can be considered for admission to the 4+1 MMSE program. A dual degree in the MBA & MMSE programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-07 Priority consideration for funding
March-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

We encourage all applicants to apply in the Fall term. Space in the class becomes more limited for Spring applicants, resulting in a more competitive application term.

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Medical Laboratory Sciences MS

This accelerated degree program provides high performing students with the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science and a master’s degree in Medical Sciences in less time and at less cost than completing both programs individually.

Application Deadline:

SPRING:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

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Medical Sciences PhD

Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass clinically related fields such as inherited visual disease, diabetes mellitus and other chronic health conditions, cancer, human papillomavirus virus and infectious disease, RNA biomarkers, biotheraputics, microbiomes, protein structural biology, molecular spectrocopy and biophysics, and X-ray crystalography.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

October-01 Limited Option

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Medical Sciences MS, BS/MS, 4+1, CERT

In today’s competitive employment market, individuals seeking management and leadership positions in the laboratory-based health professions require a graduate level degree.

This accelerated degree program provides high performing students with the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science and a master’s degree in Medical Sciences in less time and at less cost than completing both programs individually.

Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology/Medical Sciences 4+1 (BS/MS)
Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Sciences 4+1 (BS/MS)

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-01 Final deadline to apply

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Microbiology PhD, MS

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-15 Final deadline to apply

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Neuroscience MS, 4+1

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

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Nutrition Science PhD
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Admitting students

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-15 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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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
August-15: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

October-01 To be considered for departmental funding
December-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

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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