It is the student's responsibilities to satisfy all university requirements described in the Academic Regulations for Graduate Students section in the Graduate Catalog as well as any additional requirements established by the faculty in the academic program in which the student is enrolled.
All students enrolled at the University of Delaware are subject to student life policies set by the University and documented in the University publication, Student Guide to University Policies.
Each graduate program that offers graduate degrees or certificates lists the requirements of those degrees or certificates in the Graduate Catalog and in their Graduate Program Policy Statements which are available on the departmental websites. Each graduate program has a faculty member who serves as the Graduate Program Director for overseeing academic matters in the graduate program.
The Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies reviews and considers matters relating to graduate education and shall receive and approve proposals for changes in existing graduate programs as well as new graduate programs. The Committee has the power to act on modifications of approved graduate programs and shall make recommendation to the Faculty Senate on courses of study leading to graduate degrees and on matters of policy concerning graduate study. The Committee has the authority and responsibility for general policies concerning the judicial system for graduate students. The Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies shall periodically receive from the Vice Provost for Academic Programs a review of the status of each department's program of graduate studies and appropriate recommendations for any action that may be deemed necessary.
Exceptions to policies may be requested of the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. A request for an exception should cite the policy, justify the request, and provide appropriate departmental support for the request from the graduate student's advisor, the graduate program director and department chair.