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Mission Statement

Graduate Studies and Research supports the mission of the University by providing infra-structural support for the development and implementation of transformative, high quality, graduate and professional degree programs that prepare leaders for the complexities of the 21st century. In collaboration with an excellent team of faculty, staff and administrators we will enhance the academic climate by providing curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance student leadership, research, scholarship and service for the Delaware State University community.

Vision Statement

Graduate Studies and Research will promote the vision of the University by offering graduate and professional degree programs that conform to the highest standards required by respective accrediting and funding agencies in DSU’s pursuit of excellence.

Core Values

  • Community
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Scholarship
  • Outreach

Goals and Objectives

Graduate Studies and Research will address four key areas necessary for the successful admission and matriculation of graduate students at Delaware State University.

  • Admissions Processes –Implement best practices that ensure efficient, effective, graduate admissions process.
  • Academic Quality – Review and implement policies and procedures to ensure the quality of our academic programs.
  • Student Services and Records Management– Implement and maintain a records management system for all currently enrolled graduate students consisting of admissions data, student progress to degree, admission to candidacy, defense of thesis or dissertation, time to degree, and graduation.
  • Co-curricular and Professional Development Activities – In collaboration with the Graduate Student Association and academic programs, Graduate Studies and Research will provide services and implement activities for graduate students that provide professional development and networking opportunities