The University of Delaware offers several graduate degree programs with a material culture dimension. For information please visit each program's website.
The Hagley Program at the University of Delaware is a premier graduate program for the study of technology, business, consumption, and work in industrial and post-industrial societies. Our location within the University of Delaware’s History Department provides students with access to more than thirty fulltime faculty with international reputations in American, European, and non-Western history. Students also benefit from strong interdisciplinary ties to museum studies and material culture programs, as well as the Hagley Museum and Library. Since 1952, our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, museums, and public history.
The mission of the Ph.D. Program in American Civilization is to prepare advanced students for scholarly careers in research and writing, teaching, historic preservation, or museum work. Lodged within the Department of History and affiliated with the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, the program’s emphasis is on American social history, American material and visual culture, and American cultural history.