Part of the vision of the Graduate College is fostering innovation in graduate education, especially in creating and supporting interdisciplinary programs that span UD colleges and academic disciplines and include in-demand courses that leverage the outstanding talents of diverse faculty experts. While faculty expertise resides within UD's other colleges, the unique interdiscplinary nature of these programs makes them perfect candidates for hosting within the Graduate College.
Interdisciplinary programs hosted by the Graduate College are listed below.
Education and Social Policy
Drawing on the fields of public policy, social policy, education and human development, this integrative program prepares students to address complex education and social issues using sophisticated quantitative and qualitative methods and applied learning experiences.
Contemporary neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that studies the nervous system to understand the biological bases of behavior, cognition, subjective experience, psychiatric or neurological disease, and the brain’s computational processes, networks and functions.
Coming soon: Data Science
With a flexible set of core requirements in statistics, mathematics and computer science, the master of science in data science leads to a wide range of potential application areas. By providing a solid background in the methods behind data science, the program enables our graduates to work well with data and be better prepared for the latest methods of focusing on large or dynamic data sets in their chosen fields.
Computer Science Education
This 12-credit graduate certificate prepares educators for teaching K-12 computer science courses and integrating computational thinking across the K-16 curriculum.
Community Engagement Certificate
The certificate, which is recorded on the student’s transcript, creates a scaffold by which scholars integrate their academic study in community engagement experiences through participation in coursework, community-focused graduate research or creative work, and hands-on experience.