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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 (62 Entries) in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

4+1 Applicants must apply by Feb 15 of their junior year.

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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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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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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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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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Communication MA

Theory and research based program in interpersonal and mass communication with sub areas of study in advertising, political communication and public relations.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

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Communication PhD
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Admitting students

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

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Criminology PhD, MA

Areas of study in Criminology, Disasters and the Environment, Gender, Law and Society, Methods, Race, Sociology of Health and Sociological Theory.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-03 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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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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Early Childhood Development and Programming MA
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Other

The professional master’s degree is designed to provide individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree related to early childhood with the additional knowledge of child development and practical experiences.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-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 PhD, MS

The Economics programs develop strong economic and applied econometric analysis skills preparing students for careers in the public and private sectors and academia.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS/MS in Economics.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

The Master’s of Arts (MA) in Economics is not accepting students at this time. The application deadlines above are for the Master’s of Sciences (MS) in Economics and the PhD.

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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 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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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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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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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.

Application Deadline:

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

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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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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 Coaching Certificate Program CERT

A program for professionals working in health care with the knowledge and skills to facilitate positive behavior change to promote health and reduce chronic disease risk and experience.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 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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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.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

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.

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Hospitality Business Analytics PhD

The first of its kind in the world, the program provides advanced training to students for scholarly inquiry in the domain of data science as it relates to the hospitality industry. It’s goal is to prepare students for highly demanding academic and research careers in top‐ranked institutions.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-16 Final deadline to apply

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Hospitality Business Management MS, MS/MBA

An innovative program that integrates emerging information age trends across functional areas of the hospitality industry and enables the application of decision making aids to solve problems and evaluate opportunities.

A dual degree in the MBA & MS in Hospitality Business Management programs is available to graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-15 To be considered for departmental funding
August-28: Domestic
June-01 International application deadline

SPRING:

December-15 Part Time

For those seeking financial aid, early applications are favored as decisions on applications begin in February. Admissions processed till May 31st.
Please remember that Spring admissions are made only under exceptional circumstances.

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Human Development & Family Sciences PhD, MS, BS/MS, 4+1

A research program in early childhood education, family studies or human services.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS in Early Childhood Education/MS in Human Development & Family Sciences or the 4+1 BS in Human Services / MS in Human Development & Family Sciences.

Application Deadline:

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

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Human Nutrition MS

Advanced training in Nutrition and includes both thesis and non-thesis (scholarly project) options.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-15 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:

June-30 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

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Leadership in Early Childhood and Human Services CERT

The Graduate Certificate Program in Leadership in Early Childhood and Human Services will prepare professionals to take leadership roles in Early Childhood and/or Human Services programs. Course options are built into the program to allow students to match their previous education, work experience and career goals while meeting all learning objectives in this Graduate Certificate Program. Students will select one course from each of four categories: Program Administration, Working with Families, Diversity across the Lifespan, and Curriculum. All students will take the required course in Staff Development. All courses in this program emphasize developmentally and culturally responsive, inclusive, and evidence-based practices in work with young children, youth, and families and the professionals who serve them.

Applicants to this Graduate Certificate Program must have successfully completed a BS or BA in a field related to the applicant’s area of interest. In addition, applicants must provide a statement of interest, career objectives and prior related experience.

College transcripts will be evaluated for indicators of future academic success and written statements assessed for compatibility of interests and goals with program goals.

Application Deadline:

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Liberal Studies MA

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree offers interdisciplinary graduate study centered in the humanities and social sciences. Within the broad parameters of the program, students shape their course of study to suit their intellectual interests and follow their passions. Small seminar classes explore important questions from a variety of perspectives in a stimulating and dynamic learning environment. The degree is designed to be completed on a part-time basis.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

WINTER:

November-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

April-01 Final deadline to apply

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Linguistics & Cognitive Science PhD, MA, BS/MA, 4+1, CERT

Areas of study include theoretical linguistics (syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology), psycholinguistics (first and second language acquisition, language processing, neurolinguistics), endangered and under-described languages (linguistic field methods, language typology, language documentation), and applied linguistics.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in Linguistics/MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science or the 4+1 BS in Cognitive Science/MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-01 To be considered for departmental funding
May-25: Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

November-15 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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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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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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MPA (Public Administration) MPA, BA/MPA, 4+1

The MPA program contributes directly to solutions to public challenges of our times through research and public service projects that involve students in experiential learning. The program also seeks to develop relationships with practitioners, fostering a professional focus and approach to public administration and non-profit management and furthering the values of the field.

Traditional master’s degree students can complete the MPA program in 2 years of full time study. Part-time and online options are also available. Current UD undergraduates can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in Public Policy/MPA or the 4+1 BS in Organizational & Community Leadership/MPA. For more information see https://www.bidenschool.udel.edu/bachelors-programs/4+1-accelerated-degrees#section3

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding
August-15: Priority consideration for admission

SPRING:

December-15 Priority consideration for admission

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MPA Online (Public Administration) MPA

The MPA program contributes directly to solutions to public challenges of our times through research and public service projects that involve students in experiential learning. The program also seeks to develop relationships with practitioners, fostering a professional focus and approach to public administration and non-profit management and furthering the values of the field. This program is available on-line.

This program is available on-line.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

February-11 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-22 Final deadline to apply

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MPH in Health Policy and Management MPH

​The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management is designed to prepare students for a career in health policy in either applied (e.g., healthcare institutions, nonprofits, and local, state, or federal agencies) or research settings. By providing students with a comprehensive foundation of public health principles and their application to policy, the MPH in Health Policy and Management will ensure students are proficient in the skills needed to successfully enter the workforce.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

May-31 Priority consideration for admission
August-15: Final deadline to apply

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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:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 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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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.

Application Deadline:

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Nutrition Science PhD
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Admitting students

Application Deadline:

FALL:

March-15 Final deadline to apply

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Political Science & International Relations PhD, MA

Graduate study in the department includes an opportunity to study across subfields in the discipline including International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Politics, and Political Theory. Students get a broad education in the field of Political Science and are equipped with the theoretical and methodological skills to develop and execute their own research projects.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-15 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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