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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 (32 Entries)

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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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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Biotechnology PSM, CERT

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

Application Deadline:

International application deadline:

April-01: Final deadline to apply for International

PSM Fall admission deadlines:

January 15: Priority consideration for admission

May 1: Final deadline to apply for International

July 1: Final deadline to apply for Domestic

PSM Spring admission deadlines:

October 1: Priority consideration for admission

November 1: Final deadline to apply for International

December 15: Final deadline to apply for Domestic

Certificate admission deadlines:

FALL: August 15: Final deadline to apply

SPRING: January 15: Final deadline to apply

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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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Community Engagement Certificate CERT

Application Deadline:

Current University of Delaware Graduate Students may apply to the Graduate Community Engagement Certificate by submitting the Graduate Certificate Enrollment Request Form to the Liza Amatetti at lama@udel.edu.

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Composite Manufacturing and Engineering Online CERT

There is a major industry-wide emphasis on composites manufacturing. In composite materials, there is a critical link between their processing and performance, and design rules for composite materials are fundamentally different than traditional materials. The engineer tailors the material structure at the micro- and nano-scales to achieve the desired mechanical and physical properties; this micro-scale structure is formed during the manufacturing process. Our certificate program is closely aligned with the College of Engineering’s strategic manufacturing research and education initiatives. The new online certificate program will extend the reach of the department’s signature education and research programs in composite materials and the focus on manufacturing aligns the college with the national emphasis on manufacturing.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-31 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-31 Final deadline to apply

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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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Computational Science & Engineering CERT
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

The philosophy of the program is that we increase the capabilities and understanding of the student in a broad range of areas utilizing floating point or symbolic computation for solving medium to large scale problems in computational mathematics, science and engineering.

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

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Cybersecurity MS, MS/MS, 4+1, CERT

Study of the design of secure software and systems, security analytics, and secure business systems.

The 4+1 Cybersecurity Program provides the opportunity for talented students to complete a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree in less time.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

July-01 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

Certificate applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term for both the Fall and Spring Terms.

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Cybersecurity Online CERT, Online

Protect systems and data from malware and infiltration with the 100% online M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Delaware. UD is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security for meeting the federal government’s rigorous standards for cybersecurity education.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

August-15 Final deadline to apply

FALL II:

October-07 Final deadline to apply

SPRING:

January-20 Final deadline to apply

SUMMER:

May-25 Final deadline to apply

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Dietetic Internship Program CERT

A computer-based internship program for individuals who are seeking the registered dietitian (R.D.) credential.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

January-16 Preselect
May-31: 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
July-01: 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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Finance Certificate CERT

The graduate certificate program in finance at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics allows working professionals like you to go beyond the numbers and master the concepts and methods that practicing financial professionals use to maximize the value of their firms.

You’ll take the same courses offered in the Lerner MBA and learn how to understand and conduct cash flow valuation and capital budgeting; portfolio management; and financing with debt, equity and hybrids. You’ll learn how to apply financial modeling tools to value various assets and transactions including IPOs, mergers, private equity transactions, leveraged buyouts and others.

Whether you’re a professional who has previously earned an MBA or an undergraduate degree, if you want to develop specialized expertise to advance or redirect your career, you will benefit from this program.

Application Deadline:

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

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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 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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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Nursing: Post Master’s Certificate Program CERT

The University of Delaware Post Master’s certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program, prepares graduates to deliver high quality care to patient populations across the mental health and substance disorder continuum. We include cutting-edge neuroscience, evidence-based practice, classical theoretical underpinnings, and innovative holistic modalities in the PMHNP program, so that our practitioners are prepared to provide both psychotherapy and medication management to promote optimal health outcomes in individuals, families, and communities. The Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner prepares graduates who are eligible to sit for national certification exams and subsequently will be eligible for state licensure.

Application Deadline:

SUMMER:

April-15 Final deadline to apply

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Particle Technology Certificate CERT
ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

The Graduate Certificate in Particle Technology is offered by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and is administered through the Engineering Outreach Program. This certificate is designed for engineering professionals working in the process industries and/or for undergraduate or graduate engineers desiring to expand their knowledge of particle technology. The objective is to equip professionals with the knowledge and ability to meet the expectations of employers in the processing industry with respect to particle technology expertise.

Powders and particulate solids are commonplace in the process industries but are not treated in depth in the undergraduate engineering curricula. The Graduate Certificate in Particle Technology is designed to fill that gap for the practicing engineer or for undergraduates anticipating industrial employment. This certificate is offered through the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and is administered through the Professional Engineering Outreach Program.

Open rolling admission.

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Performing Arts Certificate CERT

A certificate program for individuals seeking to develop their musical performance skills as they participate in the Department of Music’s ensembles. Open to individuals with a baccalaureate degree in music performance.

Application Deadline:

FALL:

June-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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Railroad Engineering Online CERT

Railroad activity in the United States is flourishing, with expansion across the industry – in freight, passenger (inter-urban and commuter), transit, and emerging high-speed rail. With increased activity comes the need for highly trained professionals to ensure operating safety, efficiency, and cost-effective use of resources. Yet many of the most experienced engineers and supervisors are retiring, leaving a gap in knowledge, experience and capability. This certificate program can help fill that need, as indicated by a market research study conducted in 2013 by the Education Advisory Board, which noted that “Completion of several courses in railroad engineering adequately prepares students to compete for employment in the rail transportation industry.” This graduate certificate is also designed for engineering professionals working in the area of railroad engineering or for those desiring to expand their knowledge of railroad engineering and related engineering disciplines, to thereby become viable candidates for advancement in the railroad industry.

The certificate program courses are all transferable into a graduate program in civil engineering or mechanical engineering.

Application Deadline:

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

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Renewable Energy Engineering & Policy CERT

This interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Engineering and Policy (REEP-CERT) is offered by the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering and administered through the Professional Engineering Outreach Program. It is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in a Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) field who seek to strengthen their knowledge of renewable energy technologies and policy, and, if course prerequisites are met, can be earned by matriculated graduate students as well as by those in graduate/non-degree status.

The REEP certificate program courses are transferable into graduate degree programs in electrical engineering, energy and environmental policy, materials science & engineering, or mechanical engineering.

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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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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 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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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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