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Master of Public Administration (MPA) The Master of Public Administration program in Wilmington prepares students for positions as administrators, managers, and analysts in a variety of public sector and non-profit settings; city and county administrators, human resource professionals, and a wide range of other leadership and management positions in health care, education, non-profit and non-governmental organizations.   The highly-flexible, accelerated program: Offers students an affordably priced, high quality degree Offers an accelerated schedule so that program completion can be achieved in 12-18 months Is Practitioner-focused Class Schedule Accelerated (12-18 months)  Session Dates  Fall 2014 Session II: 10/20/14 through 12/12/14  Program Director Dr. Michael Boone 302.857.7124   Requirements  3-5 years of work experience with two years at the supervisory or management level (military experience qualifies as work experience) GRE or GMAT (scores may be waived for applicants with supervisory or managerial experience) An interview with program administrators 2 letters of recommendation Transfer students: acceptance of up to 9 credit hours from an accredited university with at least a B grade Non-degree seeking students: may take up to 9 credit hours and need not apply for the program

Summer Camps

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Delaware State University offers summer camps for youth in sports, business, aviation, robotics and more! 

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Summer 2015 Aviation | Business and Finance | Science | Sports | Youth Enrichment Aviation Camps The Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy | Grades 9-12 | June 22-26 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The ACE Academy at Delaware State University is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and aviation careers to middle and high school students. The goal is to provide an opportunity that will provide insight and hands-on experience for students to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation, and the many careers available in the aviation industry. Students will participate in many engaging activities: model aircraft building; introductory orientation flights; visits to aviation museums; FAA and air traffic control facilities; air shows (if available); aviation speaker forums; and field trips to military and commercial facilities. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals ACE Academy is a nationally recognized program co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees. Contact: Steve Speed | 302.857.6712 | Cost $20.00   Business and Finance Camps Camp Wall Street 101 Grades 9-12 | August 3-7 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Camp Wall Street 101 at Delaware State University is a day camp for students entering grades 9-12 with an interest in finance and the stock market. The camp will be held primarily in the state-of-the-art Financial Network Trading Room. Students will learn the basics about financial management from financial professionals. The camp includes a field trip to enhance their experience. Participants will compete for prizes and awards. DSU's Financial Network Trading Room replicates a real-world trading experience and functions as a laboratory and classroom. Participants will compete for prizes and awards. Transportation will be provided. Some scholarships are available. Lunch and snacks provided daily. This program is sponsored by Bank of America. Contact: Lillie Crawford | 302.857.6954 | Cost $100 | Brochure and registration information Junior Entrepreneurs in Training (JET) program Grades 6-9 | July 20-31 |  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Does your young person have an idea but is not sure how to make it a reality? Does he or she want to know what it takes to operate a business? The JET Program at Delaware State University teaches entrepreneurship to youth in a fun and exciting summer camp. Students in the JET Program will participate in exercises to spark their creativity; participate in hands-on activities; act upon a dream and be their own boss; learn how to think like an entrepreneur; and create a business plan all while making new friends and having fun! Participants will also take part in a business plan competition with prizes and awards. Contact: Lillie Crawford | 302.857.6954 | Cost $150 (includes lunch and snacks; partial scholarships available)   Science Camps OSCAR Summer High School Student Research Program  |  Grades 11-12 | June 8 – July 31  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The OSCAR Summer Research Program at Delaware State University is an eight-week program in which students are mentored by faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers from Physics and Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and Computer Science. During the program, students will conduct research in various OSCAR laboratories, and at the end of the program they will present their research at the Annual Delaware State University Summer Research Symposium. Participants in the summer program will receive a stipend of $1,500.00 for working 35 hours per week for the eight-week duration of the program. Accommodations will be made for students who are not out of school on June 8. Students applying to the program must have an interest in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, information technology or chemistry, a 3.0 GPA or higher and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Application Deadline: March 22, 2015 | Jacquelyn Jones | 302.857.6650 |  Visit http://oscar.desu.edu for more information (STARS) Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars Grade 10-12 | July 12 - July 25 The Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars is a two week residential enrichment program on the campus of Delaware State University for rising 10th-12th grade high school students. The STARS program is designed to stimulate and extend the interest of high school students with a GPA average of B or above in the fields of mathematics, science and information technology. The science labs, computer labs and classrooms at DSU will be the setting for small group, hands-on activities in Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, English and SAT preparation. The majority of STARS instructors are DSU professors. Application Deadline: April 3, 2015 | Dr. Mazen Shahin, stars@desu.edu | 302.857.7055 | Cost $500 (covers room, board and field trips) | More information and Application   DSU Summer Food Biotechnology Camp for High School Students |  Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors  |  July 6-17 The Summer Food Biotechnology Camp is an exciting new STEM program available at DSU that is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in the Food Science Program in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences.  Students will have a fun time for two weeks making fermented foods, extracting DNA and protein from foods and bacteria, and more. Through the camp, students will also learn about the food science major. Applicants should submit a Food Biotechnology application form including an essay of intentions and STEM interests. Participants will be provided with a meal, research materials, food-bio certificate, stipend, souvenir, etc.  Application deadline: April 10, 2015 | Contact: Dr. Jung L. Lee  |  302.857.6448  |  jlee@desu.edu  |  Free |  More information and application   Sports Camps All-Sports Day Camp Ages 6-12 | Six weekly sessions June 8-July 17  |  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 302.857.8499 or 302.857.6030 |  One week: $120; all six weeks: $600 (water and lunch provided; each camper will receive a free T-shirt, water bottle and cinch sack) This camp covers fundamental aspects of sports; the camp is mostly comprised of NCAA Division I coaches, administrators and student athletes who provide instruction in state-of-the-art athletic and recreational facilities. Week 1 | June 8-12 | Football, cheerleading Week 2 | June 15-19 | Volleyball, tennis Week 3 | June 22-26 | Softball, equestrian,basketball (boys) Week 4 | June 29-July 3 | Lacrosse, golf,basketball (girls) Week 5 | July 6-10 | Track and field, bowling Week 6 | July 13-17 | Soccer, baseball Registration begins April 2 at dsuhornets.com.   Boys’ Soccer for High School Athletes Camp 1: July 27 – 29  | Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. |  Register for Camp 1 Camp 2: July 30 – August 1 | Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Register for Camp 2 The USFT Sports Boys’ Soccer Camp provides two camp dates to provide access to statewide competition from all over Delaware and the neighboring states. The athletes will experience an intense preseason training program from top Delaware coaching staff. An NCAA lecture is provided by USFT Sports CEO and Technical Director Joe Brown. The talk engages the athletes and allows them to participate and ask questions about their future careers in soccer. The talk offers help and tips with the recruitment process for college. It also covers topics such as preparing yourself for the college level and how to handle the stress of being a college athlete. Athletes will also take part in an Injury Prevention and Recovery informative session with special guest Dr. Mesa of Delaware Orthopedic Surgeons. The preseason training begins with three daily training sessions. Dynamic technical drills will take place in the morning for individual skill development. The afternoon session is composed of 8v8 World Cup structured matches focused around specific team tactics. Evening sessions include full-sided games for whole team competition.   Girls’ Soccer for High School Athletes Camp: July 20 – 22 | Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Register for the Camp The USFT Sports Girls’ Soccer Camp offers quality coaching and training to female soccer players to enhance their mental and physical soccer abilities. On the field, USFT Sports demonstrates a rigorous preseason training format to prepare female athletes for their upcoming seasons. In the classrooms, informative health and collegiate sessions help them prepare for their future soccer careers. The female student athletes will receive an NCAA lecture from USFT Sports CEO and Technical Director Joe Brown, as well as talk-around experiences from graduated college athletes. The lecture engages the athletes and allows them to participate and ask questions along the way. The talk offers help and tips with the college recruitment process, preparation for college level athletics and management of the college experience as a collegiate athlete. Along with the NCAA lecture, the athletes will take part in an Injury Prevention and Recovery session with special guest Dr. Mesa of Delaware Orthopedic Surgeons. Outside of these informative sessions, the athletes will be put to work on the soccer field. Morning sessions are structured as dynamic technical drills to help athletes develop the individual skills they need to prepare and succeed. In the afternoons, the girls will compete in 8v8, World Cup matches focused around specific team tactics. Later in the evening, full-sided games will take place for players to take what they have learned and execute it in live situations. Field Hockey for High School Athletes Camp: July 23-25 | Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Register for the Camp USFT Sports is offering its third year of field hockey in its Summer Sports Camp Program at Delaware State University. The athletes get to experience college-level training on college facilities to prepare them for their upcoming high school seasons. Volleyball for High School Athletes Camp 1: July 17-19  |  Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. |  Register for Camp 1                                                         Camp 2: July 20-22  |  Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. |  Register  for Camp 2 USFT Sports is going into its third year of hosting a Girls’ Volleyball Camp at Delaware State University. Experienced coaches bring top-level training to all high school volleyball players throughout the state of Delaware to prepare them for their upcoming seasons. With the expansion and development of a second camp for summer 2015, all student athletes will have the opportunity to be coached and trained with the best.   Youth Enrichment Camps Release the Inner Artist for Juniors | Grades 5-8 | June 22-26  | 8 am - 5 pm Campers will explore creative expression through a variety of visual exercises, figure drawing, still lifes and abstraction. Projects will encourage experimentation in a variety of mediums including found objects, photography, mixed media, graphics and traditional paints. Inspiration will be drawn from song analysis, poetry, nature and everyday life. Art history topics will broaden knowledge scope and foster an appreciation for the arts. Campers are expected to bring some supplies; only basic art materials will be on hand. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp   Actors in the Attic | Grades 6-8 | July 27 – 31  | 8am- 5pm  Calling all artistic expressions! Actors in the Attic is a camp that will channel your child’s excitement and entertaining abilities into the pathways of dramatic performance. The basic elements of acting will be explored and campers can enjoy expressing themselves through the art of movement and through being vocal by putting on an acting performance at the end of the camp. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Camera Kids | Grades 5-8 | June 8 – 12  | 8am -5pm This brand new camp will bring out in the inner photographer in your child. Camera Kids will specifically teach youth fundamental skills in photography and will also instruct those with a beginning interest in photography. Participants will also get to have first-hand experience on how to handle a suitable camera for their age. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Computer Graphics for Juniors Grade 6-12 | June 22 – 26, July 27-31  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn the basics or hone your existing skills using PhotoShop, Illustrator and Painter. The full-day Computer Graphics for Juniors camp at Delaware State University will have your youngster begging for more time to show off  his or her design skills. Sample projects include mock Web page design, photo restoration, digital landscape painting, CD cover design, character building and much more. Click on the “more info”  link below to download the application. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Chemistry for Kids | Grades 2-5 | August 3 – 7  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. At “Chemistry for Kids,” children will learn about chemistry with a twist of fun and a dose of discovery! This weeklong camp will have campers participate in laboratory activities and learn about how chemistry is connected with real-world situations. Campers will spend their days working in a laboratory in the chemistry department at the Delaware State University. A staff of experienced chemistry instructors will supervise campers in small groups. Campers will have opportunities to learn about chemical elements, periodic table, kitchen chemistry and even chemistry related to crime scene investigation. Don't miss this charming opportunity to introduce your kids to the fantastic world of chemistry! Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Culinary Arts in the Hospitality Industry | Grades 6-8 | June 8 – 12 and June 22 – 26  |  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Culinary Arts in the Hospitality Industry is a Hospitality and Tourism Management Summer Program for middle school students at Delaware State University.  The goal is to expose (through “hands-on” activities) middle school students to careers in culinary arts and hospitality management. Participants will develop, plan and prepare food items, based on restaurant themes; design and set up specified place settings, using chinaware, based on the restaurant themes; explore “back of house” restaurant operations, to include design, equipment and set-up; conduct cost analysis of food pricing; and design and set up a “culinary cuisine” for a family of four. Click the “more info” link below to download the application. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Fashion Factory | Grade 5-9 | June 22 – 26  | 8am -5pm Participants will learn how to incorporate art and fashion while learning the basics of starting a clothing line, designing clothing and using creativity to enhance personal style.  Students will also learn how to write a vision and mission for their idea or business. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp “KUAI-LE Chinese” (Happy Chinese!) | Grades 1-4  | July 27  -31  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. “KUAI-LE Chinese” Is a Chinese immersion educational camp. Taught by an experienced local Chinese school teacher, the unique camp is designed to bring the Chinese language, culture and math learning together. Students will have an opportunity to experience Chinese calligraphy, origami, songs and traditional dances. Activities will also include basic number sense and operations in the Chinese immersion setting. This exciting camp will definitely kindle your child’s enthusiasm for further studies in Chinese language and culture. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Student Leadership Training (SLT)  | Grades 4-9 | July 13 – 17 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Becoming/being a teenager is both exciting and challenging. Student Leadership Training (SLT) camp will cultivate life skills for both personal and academic success, helping campers deal with the tough issues and life-changing decisions they may face. SLT is designed to promote socialization, independence and leadership skills as well as build and enhance self-esteem and confidence.  Through a variety of activities, campers will learn life skills tools such as time management, basic money management and workforce readiness skills for youth.  The cornerstone of SLT is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens; author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the Seven Habits to preteen/teens. It provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure achieve their goals, get along with their parents and much more. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Legos! Legos! Legos! Grades K-3  |  June 8 – 12, June 22 – 26, July 6 – 10, July 20 – 24 and August 3 – 7  |  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Are you looking for a program that will help your child learn how science, technology, engineering and math impact our everyday lives? Look no further! Come join us as we learn to design and build solutions using LEGO elements. This is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them, and features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Your child will build simple machines using gears, pulleys, levers, switches and cranks. Each week he or she will tackle a different problem or challenge. Children will display their creativity as they work together as a team to research and build models that solve problems engineers and scientists face every day. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp MindStorm Robotics | Grades 4 – 8  Do you want to give your child a jump-start on a high-paying, fun career in the future, all while they are having fun?  The LEGO Mindstorm Camps at Delaware State University are a perfect way to do just that. The LEGO Mindstorms series kits contain software and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots. This program will allow students to develop skills in science, mathematics, technology and engineering.  Students will develop basic trouble-shooting, problem-solving and critical thinking, while promoting teamwork, cooperative learning and computer programming skills. *Beginner  | June 8-12, July 6-10 and 27-31 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Getting started, the Mindstorm Beginners Camp takes students through the fundamental content of the NXT and the new EV3 Mindstorm robotic kits. Students will learn about the basic parts of a robot (motors, gears, sensors and framework LEGO pieces), elementary movement, and beginner building and programming concepts needed in order to build their very own robot. **Intermediate |  July 13 – 17 and August 3 – 7 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  The Mindstorm Intermediate Camp allows students with the fundamental understanding of the Mindstorm robotics kits to demonstrate their skills and knowledge by creating more advanced and challenging robots and programs. They will learn all about sensors, which are the essential component of the MINDSTORMS robots, and how to program robots with sensors. Students will also explore how to create advanced programs and they will learn about data wires, how to process sensor values and do math on the EV3/NXT programming software, and how to make the robot remember things with variables. Finally, they will combine all of these programming techniques to create a robot that has multiple functions. ***Expert | June 22 – 26 and July 20 – 24  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   The MINDSTORM Expert Camp offers students unlimited possibilities to build and program robots, exploring beyond the instructions included in the Mindstorm set.  Students will be able to challenge themselves and have the freedom to invent, build and program robots of their very own. They will lay out the body and framework design of the robot, construct attachment pieces (arm, claws, bumpers, etc.), add sensors and develop complex programs allowing their robots to do multiple tasks at a time. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 each | Register for the Camp MindStorm Robotics Classified  Shhh…Top Secret!!!!!!  | August 10-15 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. This is the final week of Mindstorm Summer Camp and it’s top secret … Shhh! Students who have participated in the prior Mindstorm camps will build the FIRST LEGO League field missions for the upcoming competition season. They will try to predict the placement of the field’s components, how they function and the possible names of the different missions. Students will also learn about the FIRST LEGO League competition and the FLL Core Values.  Finally, the students will build and program robots that will attempt perform the various tasks on the field like at an actual robotics competition. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Minds on the Move | Grade 5-8 | July 6 – 10  | 8am-5pm From categories such as Animals, Media, Geography and Great Philosophers to American Art, students involved in this camp will learn just as much in the summer as they do during the school year. Children will be split into two teams and will be quizzed on the things they learn by preparing for a knowledge bowl competition at the end of the camp. Children will learn the benefits of working in groups, building trust between others and knowing that they can go far and beyond what they imagined when they put forth the effort. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Writing on the Walls | Grade 4-6 | June 22 – 26 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Writing on the Walls is a skill-building camp that will have your child surprised to see that having imagination in productive work can actually happen! With specifically teaching basic skills in writing, children will learn how to feel comfortable writing their own stories and sharing them with others. Participants will tap into a power they didn’t know they had. No story is too big and no dream is too small with Writing on the Walls! Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp   Introduction to 3D Modeling with Blender  Grade 4-8 | Jul 20-24 | 8 am - 5 pm Blender is an amazingly versatile piece of free and open-source 3D computer graphics software. It is very popular and is used by professionals, amateurs and hobbyists to create animated films, visual effects, 2D art, 3D printed models, simulations, interactive 3D applications and video games. This hands-on workshop is designed to teach kids the theory and techniques of 3D mesh modeling, rendering, and animation. In a short one week students will go from manipulating primitive mesh geometry, such as cube, and work their way up to constructing more complex 3D modes, applying textures, setting up lights, animating objects, and rendering scenes. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp   Learning to Code by Playing Games  Grade 4-8 | Jul 6-10 | 8 am - 5 pm Even if your kids don’t go on to code for living, a basic understanding of programming concepts improves problem-solving and thinking skills which are both transferable and empowering. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates says that: “Learning to write programs stretches your mind and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“ Not all kids can or want to jump straight into the traditional programming environments. For them, there are plenty of games around that will teach the basics of programming in a fun and accessible way. This hands-on workshop is designed to make kids love programming. The instructor will expose students to fun games and puzzle designed to teach kids the concepts of programming. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and demonstrate concepts like conditions, loops, and functions.   Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp   FIRST Tech Challenge “Sport of the Mind”  |  Grades 7-12  |  July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31  |  8 a.m.-5 p.m. *** Camp will be held at DSU’s Kirkwood Highway location in Wilmington During the camp, students will be placed into teams and will be responsible for designing, building and programming robots with parts from the Textrix and Lego Mindstorms Kits to complete missions on a 12’ by 12’ FTC field. They will apply real-world math, science and engineering concepts and develop problem-solving, organizational and team-building skills all while having fun! Contact: Teshenia Hughes  |  302.857.6824  |  Cost $150 | Register for the Camp  

Division of Adult & Continuing Education

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Welcome to the Division of Adult & Continuing Education Contact our office for more information.  Office of Adult & Continuing Education Maurice Thomasson Building Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 302.857.6820 tel 302.857.6823 fax    
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Wilmington Programs

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Evening Accelerated Graduate Degree Programs Master of Business Administration Master of Social Work* Master of Sports Administration * The Master of Social Work is offered in the evenings in a full-term format. Students entering the Master of Social Work Program with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, can apply for advanced standing and complete the program in one year.    

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    Director Serena Y. Parker Phone: 302.254.5334 Fax: 302.254.5350 sfranklin@desu.edu Administrative Secretary Theresa Bullock Phone: 302.254.5340 Fax: 302.254.5350 tbullock@desu.edu Site Coordinator Donald Evans Phone: 302-2540 Fax: 302-254-5340 devans@desu.edu      

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