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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 (61 Entries) in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Psychological & Brain Sciences PhD

Concentrations in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and clinical science.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Psychological and Brain Sciences Certificates CERT

Psychological and Brain Sciences students may structure their elective coursework such that they are recognized for additional specialized study that cuts across Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Science, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology. We currently offer three such certificates: Developmental Processes, Quantitative Analysis, and Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The certificate programs are open to any current graduate student in any program at the University of Delaware.

These certificates are only available to any current graduate student in any program at the University of Delaware.

Application Deadline:

When applying to complete a certificate, students should: Fill out their Plan of Study (Psych Forms > Grad Student Form > Plan of Study) and send it electronically to the Director of Graduate Education.

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School Psychology EdS, MA

Following the of the National Association of School Psychologists, the program leads to certification as a school psychologist.

The EdS is a combined MA/EdS program.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

Students who qualify for an assistantship will receive a minimum stipend of $20,000 for the 9-month academic year (2019-2020), a tuition scholarship award that provides a reduced rate for master’s students equivalent to the Delaware resident rate, and a reduced-cost medical insurance plan provided by the University.

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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:

FALL:

August-27 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-21 Final deadline to apply

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Sociology 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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Strategic Communication MA, 4+1

The Strategic Communication (MA) builds upon the Department of Communication’s existing reputation of quality education within the fields of public relations, digital media, and strategic communication.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-10 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-21 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-20 Final deadline to apply

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Strategic Leadership Certificate CERT

Strategic leadership goes beyond managing others, encompassing all of the skills and capacities needed to navigate the complex analytical and human dimensions inherent in any leadership role.

The graduate certificate program in strategic leadership at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics allows working professionals to build their leadership mindset and skillset to better manage individuals, teams and organizations. Students take the same courses offered in the Lerner MBA and learn how to effectively lead and influence others, build teams and support networks, manage change and set strategic organizational direction.

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

Application Deadline:

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

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Teacher Leadership Online MEd

This 100% online program enables you to develop the tools, techniques and hands-on skills to understand and implement emerging policies that impact students in K-12 classrooms, private schools, preschools, higher education, and home schooling. It is designed to enhance your professional growth as well as the growth of your students, colleagues and professional community.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

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October-01

SPRING:

January-23 Final deadline to apply

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March-25

SUMMER:

May-27 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:

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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.

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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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