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University of Delaware Graduate College

Explore our Programs

UD currently offers 60 doctoral and 145 master’s degree programs. Of these programs, 16 are dual degrees, 14 are interdisciplinary and 20 are online. Other options include an avenue to complete a traditional four-year bachelor’s program plus a master’s program in one additional year, known as a 4+1 degree (26 are currently available)35 certificate programs across seven colleges and more than 80 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 human health.

About the UD Graduate Experience

In your pursuit of advanced education at UD, you will become part of a vibrant and growing community of scholars committed to your success. We are committed to creating an intellectually, culturally and socially diverse educational community that is enriched by people from many different backgrounds.

Campus life is welcoming, enriched by a wealth of activities and events, from distinguished guest speakers and NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, to concerts and other arts and cultural activities, to 50-plus graduate student organizations. Add to that top-notch libraries, health clinics, recreational facilities, a writing center, a counseling center and other campus amenities, all here to help support your academic, physical and mental well-being. In addition, UD’s Division of Student Life supports graduate students in such areas as career services, health services, student conduct, counseling and on-campus housing.

Upcoming Events

Stay Informed!

The University of Delaware Graduate College issues a regular newsletter informing you of the latest news and developments within the graduate student community. The newsletter serves as a central hub of Graduate College information and resources that helps students achieve academic, professional and personal success. Incoming graduate students are added to the newsletter mailng list every semester.

  • Portrayals of Black women

    Article by Nikki Laws | September 17, 2021

    UD undergraduate student researches the characterization of Black women across major streaming services

  • Improving human health

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | September 17, 2021

    UD’s Xinqiao Jia secures $4.85 million to advance vocal fold, salivary gland research

  • Ancient ocean conditions

    Article by Adam Thomas | September 17, 2021

    UD student spent the summer looking at tiny shells to understand climatic conditions thousands of years ago

  • Improving human health

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | September 17, 2021

    UD’s Xinqiao Jia secures $4.85 million to advance vocal fold, salivary gland research

  • Resident teacher success

    Article by Jessica Henderson | September 14, 2021

    UD’s Teacher Residency program provides a yearlong teaching experience for teacher candidates, supporting high-need Delaware schools

  • Artificial intelligence for the masses

    Article by Beth Miller | September 16, 2021

    UD Prof. Rudolf Eigenmann is part of $20 million NSF cyberinfrastructure project