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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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Choose Your Path

Choose your path

DSU offers a wide range of options with 21 master’s degrees and six doctoral degrees across four 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

Graduate Studies and Research offers a diverse array of 21 master’s and six doctoral degree programs across four 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.

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.

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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.

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Student Resources & Scholarships

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.

Academic Calendars

Graduate Student Enrollment Guide

Before the start of the semester, review the graduate student enrollment guide to ensure a successful transition as a student at Delaware State University.

Graduate Student enrollment Guide

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

Graduate students will have the opportunity to persuasively present their thesis or dissertation topic to a university audience in less than three minutes, using a single PowerPoint slide. 

This is a unique opportunity for students to strengthen academic and presentation skills, while promoting cross-departmental connections and interdisciplinary work.

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