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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 (42 Entries) in the Physical Sciences

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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Art Conservation MS

A three-year interdisciplinary curriculum  designed to educate and train conservation professionals who can carry out the examination, stabilization and treatment of art and artifacts.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-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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Business Analytics Certificate CERT

The demand for professionals who understand and can make decisions about Big Data has never been greater. Business analytics experts ensure that decisions and actions are data driven and inform the future of business in real-time.The Graduate Certificate program in business analytics at the Alfred Lerner College ofBusiness and Economics allows working professionals to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of business analytics. Students take the same courses offered in the Lerner MBA and become proficient in the tools that leverage data to make decisions, generate insights, optimize outcomes and predict future results.

Both professionals who have previously earned an MBA and those who wish to develop specialized expertise to advance or redirect their careers will benefit from this program.

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.

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Chemical Engineering PhD, MCHE, MCHE/MBA, BHCE/MBA, 4+1

Program is designed to provide the guidance and opportunity for students to develop the quantitative skills of engineering and science, and the acumen to apply these skills for the welfare of modern society.

A dual degree in the MBA & Master of Chemical Engineering programs is available to graduate students. The program also

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-06 To be considered for departmental funding, Priority consideration for admission
June-06: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-30 Final deadline to apply

January-03: Final Deadline to apply for the PhD Program

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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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Climatology PhD

Program areas include the physics of climatology (thermodynamics, radiation, and cloud processes), atmospheric dynamics (forces and flows), measurement (microclimatological methods and instrumentation, remote sensing) and computational methods for data analysis and synthesis.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

Only fall admission.

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Composite Materials Online CERT
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

The Certificate Program in Composite Materials is designed for engineering and science professionals who are new to the field of composite materials or wish to expand their knowledge of composite materials.

Applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term.

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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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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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Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD, MS, MS/MBA, 4+1

Active areas of research in electrical and computer engineering include cybersecurity, computer systems, network science, big data sciences, machine learning, computational imaging, bioengineering, clean energy, communications, signal processing and controls, computer and sensor networks, electromagnetics and photonics, and nanoelectronics materials and devices.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BEE/MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering or the 4+1 BCpE/MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. A dual degree in the MBA & MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-01 Final deadline to apply, Domestic

May-01 International application deadline

SPRING:

January-01 Final deadline to apply, Domestic

November-01 International application deadline

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Electrical & Computer Engineering Online MS

A system’s design is only as strong as its security. The online Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering is specifically architected to arm you with the right skills. This program helps you master skills taught in other ECE programs, as well as provides you with the critical insight to secure, protect and implement the systems you create. You’ll focus on the increasingly critical intersection of information processing and cybersecurity within electrical and computer engineering.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

FALL II:

October-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-20 Final deadline to apply

SPRING II:

March-23 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-25

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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.bidenschool.udel.edu/bachelors-programs/4+1-accelerated-degreess.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding
August-15: 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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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
August-24: 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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Financial Services Analytics PhD
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Admits students every other year

A university-wide multi-disciplinary graduate program with scientific curriculum that creates new data-driven decision-making tools and technologies for financial services with big data needs.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-21 To be considered for departmental funding
February-21: Final deadline to apply

These dates apply to the year 2020.

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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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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:

FALL:

July-31 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-31 Final deadline to apply

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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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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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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 MEPT, 4+1
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

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.

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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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:

January-31 To be considered for departmental funding
July-01: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

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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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Robotics MS, 4+1

By emphasizing both theory and practice, the MSR program is designed to meet the needs of professionals seeking advanced training as well as scholars who want to explore robotics through structured, guided instruction. Graduates of the MSR program will understand the fundamentals of robotics and be prepared to develop and deploy robotic devices.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

October-31 Priority consideration for admission
December-31 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
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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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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