Our mission supports the University’s mission by providing the infrastructural support necessary for the development and implementation of transformative, high quality, graduate and professional programs that prepare leaders for the complexities of the 21st century. This is achievable in collaboration with an excellent team of faculty, staff and administrators who are dedicated to providing challenging curricula, seamless student services and professional development unique to each area of interest.
The School of Graduate Studies and Research offers a diverse array of degree programs; sixteen Master’s and five Doctoral Programs across five academic Colleges. While diverse in focus, integral to our programs are the core values of the University: integrity, diversity, community, outreach, and scholarship. We are dedicated to providing access to traditionally underserved populations while also expanding program offerings and services geared towards professional advancement for our partners here and abroad. In so doing, we provide the best learning environment for preparing you for the challenges of this century. Thus, I am confident that you will find DSU to be the ideal place for pursuing your graduate or professional studies.
I invite you to peruse the websites of respective graduate programs and become a part of Delaware State University where we are “Making Our Mark on the World”.
All the best,
Saundra F. DeLauder, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
The School of 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.
The School of 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.
Goals and Objectives
The School of 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, The School of Graduate Studies and Research will provide services and implement activities for graduate students that provide professional development and networking opportunities