Baccalaureate graduates of regionally-accredited colleges are eligible to apply to the University of Delaware for admission to a graduate program. Entrance requirements are established by the departments and are subject to approval by the University Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies. To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the admission requirements stipulated in the Graduate Program Policy Statement of the academic unit to which the student is applying. Admission to graduate programs at the University of Delaware is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities. Those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.
The University of Delaware reserves the right to refuse enrollment of any applicant. Applicants are encouraged to contact the academic department for specific admission requirements. (See the departmental sections of this catalog for more information about specific departmental admission requirements.)
Applicants for some Ph.D. degree programs may be required to complete the master's degree in the program, although the degree is not a prerequisite to admission. Students who have been admitted to a master's program and who receive their master's degree at the University are not necessarily eligible for a doctoral program. Applicants for the Ed.D. degree program are required to hold a master's degree and be currently employed either as educational administrators and supervisors or as school and community college personnel.
Application Procedures and Requirements for Admission
Application Procedures for Fellowships and Assistantships
Categories of Admission Status
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