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Graduate degrees from DSU

Advance your education and enhance your career with an advanced degree. Program options are available in Dover, Wilmington or online to meet the needs of busy professionals.

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<p>DSU President Harry L. Williams shakes hands with Red Clay School District Superintendent Merv Daugherty after signing an agreement to offer IT courses to high school students at <a href="mailto:DSU@Wilmington">DSU@Wilmington</a>.</p>
DSU@Wilmington, Red Clay School District Sign Agreement

Delaware State University and the Red Clay School District in Greater Wilmington, Del. today signed an agreement that will open the door for high school students of that district to take upper level computer science classes at the DSU@Wilmington facility on Kirkwood Highway.

<p>DSU, Commencement</p>
2016 Dec. Commencement -- Article and Photo Slideshow

Gov. Jack Markell congratulates Adam Cardenas on his completion of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, while David Turner (l)  chairman of the DSU Board of Trustees, and DSU President Harry L. Williams look on. Earlier in the Commencement, Gov. Markell was presented an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from DSU.

<p>Graduates at Commencement</p>
130th Commencement

The 130th DSU Commencement is on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 am in Alumni Stadium

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12%
of the Population Hold an Advanced Degree
$17,000
Additional Yearly Income with Advanced Degree
$74,248
Median Income with Advanced Degree

Choose Your Path

Choose your path

DSU offers a wide range of options with 16 master’s degrees and five doctoral degrees across five academic colleges. Our programs are cost-competitive with graduate degree-granting institutions in the tri-state region.

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Learn from our world-class faculty inside our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR). Our challenging curricula includes hands-on learning and research opportunities.

Graduate Student Association

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) supports the University by representing and advocating the interests of graduate students by providing a forum for free and open discussion on community, professional development and networking events.

On Campus or Online

We do whatever we can to make getting a degree fit into your life. We offer in-demand degree programs at our DSU @Wilmington location and through DSU Online, so you can advance your education, your life and your career.

DSU @Wilmington

You can fit a master’s degree into your busy life at our convenient Wilmington location with flexible scheduling options. We offer four in-demand master’s degree programs designed to offer innovative educational, career advancement and leadership opportunities.

  • Sport Administration, MSA
  • Business Administration, MBA
  • Public Administration, MPA
  • Social Work, MSW

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DSU Online

Rest assured that you’ll receive as much support — and feel as connected to our learning community — as the students who study on campus.

  • Sport Administration, MSA
  • Business Administration, MBA
  • Public Administration, MPA
  • Social Work, MSW

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Research & Capabilities

The School of Graduate Studies and Research offers a diverse array of 16 master’s and five doctoral degree programs across five academic colleges. We dedicate ourselves to providing affordably priced, high-quality degree options while expanding in-demand offerings and services for professional and career advancement.

Environmentally Conscious Research

Fisheries

Research within the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences includes studies in agriculture, environmental and food science.

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From Farm to Table

Microbiology

Learning about the food we eat, and what affects it before it becomes our food, is an important research aspect within the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences.

 

The Future of STEM

STEM Biomedical

Research within the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology includes studies in biomedical technology, optics, computational information and renewable energy.

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Blurring the Lines Between Education and Health Promotion

Education and Health Promotion

Research in the College of Education, Health and Public Policy involves projects that address issues in professional fields relating to education, health-related sciences and the policies that govern these areas.

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Collaboration, Partnerships & Outreach

Developing partnerships with private and corporate sponsors, educational institutions, and federal and state agencies is central in building pathways in research.  Research centers are developed through these partnerships, have a well-defined educational component, and are established when a collection of faculty have secured long-term funding commitments to pursue unique research, public service, outreach and/or instructional endeavors.

Student Resources & Scholarships

The School of Graduate Studies and Research is here to assist with successful admission and matriculation of graduate students at DSU. Below you will find information you need about admissions processes, financial aid and valuable student resources.

Graduate Admissions

Whether your goal is professional advancement or a career in research or academia, we are here to help you navigate your graduate program requirements and the admissions application process.

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Graduate Student Matriculation Forms

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of processes, resources and forms in order to assist our graduate students with the matriculation process. If you require assistance please contact us. Here is a list of forms and documentation you might need.
 

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Financial Aid Guidelines

Find the information you need for applying for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as tuition fee waivers, research fellowships via departmental grant funding, departmental assistantships, loans and part-time employment opportunities.

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Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines

Graduate students should begin preparing to write their Thesis/Dissertation early in their program. The detailed instructions in this handbook are intended to lend a uniform appearance to theses and dissertation projects and must be followed by all disciplines.

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Graduate Studies Program Directory

Find your program contacts and specific application requirements by department.

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Graduate Catalog

Our Graduate Studies Catalog encompasses useful information to assist you on your path to receiving an advanced degree from DSU including admission policies and procedures, academic calendars, program requirements and course descriptions.

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Tuition and Fees

Learn more about the costs associated with a graduate degree and discover options for making it happen.

Graduate Fees and Expenses

Graduate Sustaining Fee

Office of Financial Aid

Scholarships and Awards

We offer an array of scholarships, internships and other support programs for graduate students seeking research training opportunities and additional college funds.

Contact your college or program director for options available to you.

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Program

Many programs offer TA opportunities for adjunct professors, graduate students and/or talented junior and senior undergraduate students. TAs receive compensation, enhanced teaching skills and are afforded opportunities for professional development.

DSU Research Day

The DSU Research Day showcases the diverse areas of scholarship on our campus as well as provides networking opportunities for all students, faculty, staff, and community participants.

Learn more about the DSU Research Day