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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 (95 Entries)

History PhD, MA

Programs in American history; European history; the history of capitalism, technology, and culture; and the history of American civilization. Offers a certificate in Museum Studies and a degree in history education.

A certificate in Museum Studies is available to current graduate students.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-05 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 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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International Business MS, MS/MBA

This 30 credit program will prepare you to lead your organization in its international expansion and contribute to your firm’s effectiveness in a global marketplace.

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

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-01 Priority consideration for funding
August-04: Priority consideration for admission

SPRING:

October-01 Priority consideration for funding
January-01 Priority consideration for admission

SUMMER:

May-01 Priority consideration for admission

Applications are accepted at any time up until a week before classes begin and you may begin in the fall, summer or spring semesters. Applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis. See the general guidelines below for admission deadlines.
Full-time program applicants interested in merit-based funding consideration should apply early as those awards are distributed on a rolling basis typically at or close to the time of admission.

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International Business Online MS

Prepare to lead your organization in its international expansion and contribute to your firm’s effectiveness in a global marketplace with this 30-credit online program focusing on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to navigate the rapidly evolving sphere of international business.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-07 Final deadline to apply

FALL II:

September-24 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-25 Final deadline to apply

SPRING II:

March-12 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-14 Final deadline to apply

* FALL and SPRING terms refer to FALL I and SPRING I.

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Italian Studies MA

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

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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Languages, Literatures and Cultures MA

Concentrations in Spanish and French.

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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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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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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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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Mathematics PhD, MS, 4+1

Numerous active mathematical topics, as well as a steady stream of visiting scientists from all over the world.

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

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

November-15 Final deadline to apply

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MBA (Business Administration) MBA, MBA/ACC, MBA/FIN, MBA/ISTM, MBA/IB, MBA/Thomas Jefferson, 4+1

The AACSB accredited MBA offers Majors in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management and Strategic Leadership and Concentrations in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Health Care Administration, Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation, Museum Management, Marketing, Sport Management and Strategic Leadership.

Current UD undergraduate students in all Engineering Majors and BS in Hotel Restaurant Management, or BA in Music Management programs can be considered for admission to the 4+1 MBA program.

Dual degrees in the following programs are available to graduate students: MBA & MS in Accounting; MBA & MS in Finance; MBA & MS in Information Systems & Technology Management; MBA & MS in International Business. MBA & Hospitality Business Management, MBA & PhD Biological Science. A joint MD/MBA is available to medical students at Thomas Jefferson University.

Application Deadline:

International applicants generally not admitted for Summer.

Applications accepted up until one week prior to the start of the semester; please refer to MBA Application Date Guidelines.

NOTE: These deadlines also apply to the following Dual Degree Programs: MBA/MS Accounting, MBA/MS Finance, MBA/MS Hospitality Business Management, MBA/MS Information Systems & Technology Management, MBA/MS International Business, MBA/MD with Thomas Jefferson University

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MBA Online (Business Administration) MBA

Gain the real-world knowledge required to excel in today’s competitive global market as well as the essential business skills and subject-matter expertise to assume advanced leadership roles. This 100 percent online, fully AACSB-accredited program can be completed in as few as 16 months, or at a pace that is best for you. Customize your studies to best align with your career aspirations and professional interests with concentrations in Finance, Business Analytics, Healthcare, Strategic Leadership, and International Business.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-11 Final deadline to apply

FALL II:

September-28 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-25 Final deadline to apply

SPRING II:

March-15 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-18 Final deadline to apply

* FALL and SPRING terms refer to FALL I and SPRING I.

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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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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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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 Epidemiology MPH

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology is designed to prepare students for a career in public health in either local, state or federal public health agencies or research settings. By providing students with a comprehensive foundation of population health principles, epidemiological methods and biostatistics, and study design, the MPH in Epidemiology will ensure students are proficient in the skills needed to successfully enter the public health workforce.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

May-31 Priority consideration for admission
July-31: 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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Music MM

The Master of Music program offers concentrations in performance, conducting, teaching, and composition.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding
May-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 and Dietetics/Dietetics Internship MS

The mission of the MS/DI program is to train dietetic professionals in the methods, implementation and interpretation of nutrition science, and to apply and advance the field of nutrition through research, clinical, management or community areas of practice.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15
February-15: Final deadline to apply

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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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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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Plant & Soil Sciences PhD, MS

Focus on research and outreach programs in the areas of landscape horticulture, plant science, and environmental soil science.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

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

SPRING:

September-01 Priority consideration for funding
January-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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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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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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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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Statistics MS, BS/MS, 4+1, CERT, Online

A balance of a foundation in theoretical statistics, applied coursework in statistical techniques, and opportunities for application of statistical knowledge through the StatLab and internships with local companies.

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

Application Deadline:

FALL:

February-02 To be considered for departmental funding
August-22: Final deadline to apply
August-22 International application deadline

SPRING:

January-25 Final deadline to apply

Final Application Deadline for certificate program: June 1

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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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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

FALL II:

October-01

SPRING:

January-23 Final deadline to apply

SPRING II:

March-25

SUMMER:

May-27 Final deadline to apply

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Teaching English as a Second Language MA, 4+1

Prepares students to teach in classrooms with English Language Learners and to teach English as a second language in colleges and language institutes in the U.S. and abroad.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BA in English/MA in TESL.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

April-01 Priority consideration for admission
July-15: 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.

More information

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-15 To be considered for departmental funding
August-15: 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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Winterthur Program in American Material Culture MA

A multidisciplinary approach to the study of American decorative arts and material culture–the history and philosophy of people and their things. The Program is a cooperative effort of the Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library and the University of Delaware.

Application Deadline:

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 04, 2021

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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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