The University of Delaware is committed to achieving the highest levels of excellence in graduate education. Many of UD’s graduate programs are ranked among the very best in their fields, providing students with the knowledge and skills to pursue rewarding careers.
At the University of Delaware there are 43 doctoral programs and 115 magisterial degree programs across its seven colleges and more than 50 research centers and institutes. In 2011-2012, these degree programs produced 911 master's and 275 doctoral (214 Ph.D., 27 Ed.D. and 34 DPT) graduates.
Our research centers expand the depth and breadth of UD graduate education, as do busy, University-based clinics. Graduate students in sociology and criminal justice have the benefit of working with two internationally renown research centers at UD, including the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and the Disaster Research Center, while students in the Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program gain hands-on experience assisting patients in UD’s Physical Therapy Clinic, and graduate students in psychology help community residents in the Psychology Services Training Center.
The University of Delaware cooperates with other research institutions and laboratories, industries, public gardens, museums, and other arts organizations on local to global levels, providing students with access to an even broader range of world-class facilities and experiences. Emerging health science partnerships involving the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health System, Thomas Jefferson University, and Nemours/A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children are providing a wealth of new opportunities for collaborative research on translational cancer, biomechanics and rehabilitation, and other important topics. The University of Delaware Professional Training Program/Resident Ensemble Players is a powerful and unique marriage of a resident professional acting company and a conservatory training program. Our work in material culture studies engages graduate students in the interpretation, examination, and preservation of world-class collections where collaborative connections are sustained.