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Graduate Admissions
Phone: 302.857.8200
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Phone: 302.857.6800
Fax: 302.857.6803
Email: gradstudies@desu.edu

Graduate Program Inquiry

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Application Deadlines and Processes  APPLICATION DEADLINES (Domestic) June 30  for Fall (August) enrollment September 1 for Fall Session II (October) enrollment November 15 for Spring (January) enrollment February 1 for Spring Session II (March) enrollment April 15 for Summer (May) enrollment APPLICATION DEADLINES (International) May 1 for Fall (August) enrollment August 1 for Fall Session II (October) enrollment November 1 for Spring (January) enrollment January 15 for Spring Session II (March) enrollment April 1 for Summer (May) enrollment Graduate Application Processes For admission to graduate study, applicants must show evidence that they have earned the baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university and possess the ability to carry out graduate work of high quality. An official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate work must be submitted. To be considered for unconditional admissions, applicants should have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) and a scholastic average of 3.0 in their undergraduate major. The applicant should have successfully completed the requisite undergraduate courses in the field in which they plan to pursue a graduate degree. The online application must be used by all students seeking graduate admission to Delaware State University. A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany all submitted applications.  For all graduate programs, official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or other specified examinations, writings, documents, or productions as defined by the individual department or program are required. Students scoring below the 50th percentile on the verbal and/or analytical writing section of their standardized examination may be required to demonstrate additional proficiency.  Please note that all graduate programs reserve the right to note more stringent admission guidelines and earlier deadlines than the School of Graduate Studies and Research. It is therefore advisable to discuss program requirements with the program director prior to submission of application materials. All official documents must be forwarded to the Delaware State University Office of Admissions: Attention Graduate Admissions. GRE Scores are received electronically via the University Testing Service please select code 5153 for electronic submission of your scores.   Admission Deferment Recommendation for Admission   International Student Admissions In addition to the requirements noted above, non-English speaking international students applying for admission to graduate study must demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency in the English language. This proficiency requirement may be satisfied by meeting the criteria in any one of the following categories: Foreign applicants who hold the baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university within the United States are presumed to be proficient in the English language. Foreign applicants who hold the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a foreign institution in which English is the language of instruction are presumed to be proficient in English. Foreign applicants who do not meet the requirements outlined in 1 and 2 above must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants should attain a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL (paper-based test), or a 79-80 (new internet based TOEFL) or a 5.5 minimum IELTS score. Official scores should be submitted to the Office of Admissions: Attention Graduate Admissions. Have transcripts evaluated by the World Education Service (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), Global Credential Evaluations, Inc. (GCE), or the Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and then forwarded by the evaluating organization to the Office of Admissions. All academic records must be converted into their U.S. education equivalents by a University-recognized credential agency, to obtain transfer credit for education completed at non U.S. postsecondary institutions. Transcript evaluations must be submitted sealed from the evaluating organization. NOTE: The School of Graduate Studies and Research/Office of Admissions reserves the right to request that transcripts from international English speaking institutions be evaluated by WES or any of the other recognized credential agencies if educational equivalency cannot clearly be determined by the Office of Admissions. Submit an I-20 Application, F-1 Student Seeking Financial Statement, and an Affidavit of Support for Free Room & Board to the Office of International Affairs. *Please note that all application materials are to be received by the deadline noted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Some graduate programs have earlier deadlines and more stringent admission requirements than noted for the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Also note that some programs only admit once per year. Please contact your program of interest prior to submission of your application. Complete applications are reviewed and evaluated by the respective Department, which recommends action to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research reviews all recommendations along with application materials; renders an admission decision and extends an offer of admission to the applicant. University Departments and Resources  OFFICE of PUBLIC SAFETY Download the on-campus Parking Rules and Traffic Regulations information. CAMPUS HOUSING  The School of Graduate Studies and Research does not manage student housing. Please contact the Department of Housing and Residential Education at 302.857.6326 or email: housing@desu.edu regarding processes for applying for student housing. STUDENT EMAIL Students receiving an offer of admission from the School of Graduate Studies and Research and confirming their intent to enroll should activate a University email via the following link: http://www.desu.edu/technology/webmail. Log in as a student by clicking: “Login to Office365”. Your email username is comprised of the following:  first initial, middle initial, followed by last name and the year of your first admission. Your password by default is your student ID number noted on your offer letter. If there are issues contact (302)857-7028 for assistance. Download instructions on resetting your password. PIN NUMBERS Find instructions on creating and resetting PIN numbers on MyDESU.    REGISTRATION Students who have received an offer of admission from the School of Graduate Studies and Research are eligible to register for the upcoming semester or session. The student is advised to contact their program director and consult the program of study regarding availability of courses. TUITION AND FEES OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID Procedures for completion of the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) DSU’s School Code is 001428 Financial Aid Information OFFICE OF STUDENT ACCOUNTS Issues regarding your account balance should be addressed to the Office of Student Accounts via email: studentaccounts@desu.edu or via phone (302.857.6240) If interested in making a payment or enrolling in the payment plan, please visit NelNet on MYDESU and follow the procedures. STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES All students are required to file completed health forms with the Student Health Services Office. Graduate students are not required to opt out of University provided health insurance but all students are required to have health insurance. Please review your healthcare option plans for this academic year. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES Mrs. Candace Alphonso Moore, Director Office of International Student Services Phone: 302.857.6474 Fax: 302.857.6567 Email: cmoore@desu.edu Contact School of Graduate Studies and Research: 207 Grossley Hall Phone: 302.857.6800 Fax: 302.857.6803 Email: gradstudieswilm@desu.edu Hours of operation: Monday—Friday 8:30 am—4:30 pm  
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Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Graduate Student Services
 
Mrs. Nancy Cotton
Data and Records Coordinator
 

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If you have any questions regarding the graduate application process, please contact:

Graduate Admissions
C/0 DSU@Wilmington
3931 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.857.8200
gradstudieswilm@desu.edu

For questions about your program of interest, please contact the program directly.

Graduate Program Inquiry

 

Graduate Academic Programs

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Grossley Hall
Suites 207 and 208

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 302.857.8200
gradstudieswilm@desu.edu

Phone: 302.857.6800
Fax: 302.857.6803
Email: gradstudies@desu.edu

Graduate Program Inquiry

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Program Director MS Agriculture Dr. Richard Barczewski MS/Ph.D Applied Chemistry Dr. Qiquan Wang MS Applied Optics Dr. Thomas Planchon MS Biological Sciences Dr. Sabrina McGary MBA Dr. Daeryong Kim  MS Computer Science Dr. Gary Holness MEd Educational Leadership Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee Ed.D Educational Leadership Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee MS Food Science and Biotechnology Dr. Samuel Besong Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics Dr. Matthew Tanzy MS Mathematics Dr. Matthew Tanzy MS Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Dr. Sabrina McGary MS Natural Resources Dr. Richard Barczewski Ph.D. Neuroscience Dr. Sabrina McGary Ph.D. Optics Dr. Thomas Planchon MS Physics Dr. Thomas Planchon MPA Dr. Michael Boone MSW Social Work Dr. John Austin  MS Sport Administration Dr. Jan Blade MA Teaching English as a Second Language Dr. Brody Bluemel
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Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Graduate Student Support Services
 
Mrs. Nancy Cotton
Data and Records Coordinator
 

Apply Now!

Complete an online application and follow the instructions for submitting supporting documentation.

If you have any questions regarding the graduate application process, please contact:

Graduate Admissions
C/0 DSU@Wilmington
3931 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.857.8200
gradstudieswilm@desu.edu

For questions about your program of interest, please contact the program directly.

 

Current Students

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Grossley Hall
Suites 207 and 208

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 302.857.8200
gradstudieswilm@desu.edu


Phone: 302.857.6800
Fax: 302.857.6803
Email: gradstudies@desu.edu

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The School of Graduate Studies at Delaware State University is pleased to provide the following resources to our graduate students and university administrators and service offices in order to assist with the matriculation process. If you require assistance please contact us via Email. MATRICULATION PROCESSES Change of Admission Status: All provisionally admitted students must be fully admitted by the end of the first year of enrollment or as noted on their offer of admission in order to continue with their program of study. Only fully admitted students are eligible to receive federally funded financial aid. Please address all questions regarding this requirement to the Office of Financial Aid. Plan of Study: The program director or assigned advisor should review the general program of study with each student. An individual plan should be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research by the end of the student’s first semester of enrollment. This document should be signed by the student, program advisor, program director and chairperson prior to submission to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research. This signifies that the student is aware of all requirements for successful matriculation. This document will be used for audit purposes as the student matriculates through the program of study. Students requesting transfer of credit should utilize this form as well accompanied by an official transcript. Transfer of credit is reviewed by the Department prior to submission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research for approval. Advisory Committee: The program director (or designated advisor) is responsible for fostering the committee appointment process. The committee should be formulated no later than the end of the 2nd semester of enrollment for masters programs, the end of the 3rd semester of enrollment for the doctor of education program, or the 5th semester of enrollment for doctor of philosophy programs. The program director (or designee) will schedule an initial meeting with the student during the first semester of enrollment to develop a plan of study at which time the process for establishment of an advisory committee will be discussed. A meeting will be called in which all committee members will assemble to discuss the responsibilities of the committee, the student’s capstone project, and frequency (and mode) of meeting. The Chair of the Advisory Committee should hold faculty rank in the same Department/Program of the student. All committee signatures are will gathered at this meeting; a copy will be submitted and to The School of Graduate Studies and Research Office, one retained by the student, and one copy retained in the Department Office. The Program Director will monitor student progress via this committee once established. Application for Advancement to Candidacy: All graduate students must petition their program administrators for permission to advance to candidacy status. Students must be fully admitted and in good standing academically in order to meet this milestone. Timelines and requirements for admission to candidacy vary by program however general requirements include: proposal or prospectus development for programs requiring completion of a project, paper, or a thesis; successful completion of comprehensive or qualifier examinations for all doctoral programs. Masters students generally request admission to candidacy following successful completion of the required core curriculum and completion of any activities related to the culminating requirement, such as submission of a research proposal or prospectus for a thesis program. Non-thesis programs generally place this requirement on the culminating activity itself; such as completion of a comprehensive examination. Doctoral students are admitted to candidacy following successful completion of qualifier or comprehensive examinations. Whatever the timeline defined by the program, a student will not be allowed to matriculate past this point without meeting this milestone. Thesis/Dissertation Submission Processes: The completed thesis/dissertation should be submitted to the respective committee for review and if deemed acceptable, an oral examination, consisting principally of a defense of the thesis/dissertation will be scheduled. Only students admitted to candidacy are eligible to schedule a defense. The Defense Scheduling Form is used for this purpose. The document must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research no later than 4 weeks prior to the requested date. It is the responsibility of the School of Graduate Studies and Research to inform the University community of the pending defense via publication in the e-news. The Defense Outcomes Form is a report to the School of Graduate Studies and Research on the candidate’s performance (as the oral examination is in partial fulfillment of the degree) and is expected within 5 business days following the defense. No thesis or dissertation will be reviewed by The School of Graduate Studies and Research without receipt of this documentation. Following the defense, the Committee Chairperson will communicate the decision to the candidate. With the exception of accepting the document without any changes, the Chairperson will attach a summary of expectations and/or processes required for completion of all revisions/corrections as well as the expected timeline for completion. If the candidate fails the defense, the Chairperson will attach a summary and if/when a second examination (defense) will be scheduled. A document approved by the Committee, is submitted to the Dean of the College and finally to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research for final approval. The School of Graduate Studies and Research is not responsible and will not provide editorial services for candidates.  Documents not adhering to general guidelines will be sent back to the Academic College for review. The School of Graduate Studies and Research reviews general formatting and the following content areas: Introduction including background, significance and scope of the study undertaken. Review of the Literature Research Methodology or Experimental Procedure Discussion of Research Findings Conclusion(s) and suggested future work An extensive review is provided in the Thesis/Dissertation Handbook. Thesis and Dissertation Handbook The Thesis and Dissertation Handbook provides students with guidelines for the successful completion of their thesis or dissertation. Contact your department or the School of Graduate Studies and Research for more information. Extension of Time: All masters programs must be completed within 5 years of initial enrollment including the transfer of any courses towards the current program of study, while all doctoral programs must be completed within 7 years of initial enrollment. Students with extenuating circumstances may petition their Advisory Committee for an extension. The committee will convene, render a decision and forward their recommendation to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research. If the recommendation is to grant an extension, the recommendation will be accompanied with a review of any coursework outside the time limit and a recommendation on how the student will bridge this gap. The committee may recommend retaking any coursework that has changed during the student’s enrollment, require completion Enrollment Requirement: Students are required to remain enrolled throughout their matriculation. Students not meeting this requirement must reapply for admission. GRADUATE FORMS AND DOCUMENTS Application for Candidacy Doctoral Student Application for Candidacy Master Student Application for Graduation Appointment of Advisory Committee Change from Provisional to Unconditional Admission Defense Outcome Defense Scheduling Date Extension of Time Graduate Student Handbook Graduation Audit Leave of Absence Plan of Study (includes Transfer of Credit) Report of Doctoral Capstone Outcomes Report of Graduate Capstone Outcomes Thesis and Dissertation Handbook Thesis/Dissertation Checklist Thesis Approval Dissertation Approval UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS AND RESOURCES  Graduate Studies Program Directory Download a list of graduate program contacts including application requirements and deadlines.    Office of Public Safety Download the on-campus Parking Rules and Traffic Regulations information. Visit the Office Public Safety website for additional information.    Residency Status  Applicants should indicate residency on their application for admission to the University. Applicants who are minors are considered to be resident applicants if their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have been residents of Delaware for at least one year. Adult applicants (at least 24 years of age) are considered to be residents of Delaware if they have been residents of the state for at least one year prior to the date of their initial quest for admission to the University. Please be prepared to provide an original (or notarized copies) of two (2) of the following items to show proof of residency: A completed Delaware tax return form from the previous year; A lease or mortgage agreement Change of Residency A student that may have been admitted into the University as a non-resident may apply for a change in residency status after being enrolled at the University for twelve (12) consecutive months. A student seeking a change in residency status should complete a Request for Change of Residence Form and submit an original or notarized copy of two (2) of the following supporting documents to the Office of the Registrar: A completed Delaware tax return form from the previous year; A lease or mortgage agreement; and A Delaware State University student I.D. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 302.857.6375 or by email with any questions residency processes.   Campus Housing  The School of Graduate Studies and Research does not manage student housing. Please contact the Department of Housing and Residential Education at 302.857.6326 or by email regarding processes for applying for student housing.   William C. Jason Library  Visit the library’s website for more information.    Graduate Catalog Download a PDF copy of the Graduate Studies catalog.    Office of Student Accounts  Issues regarding your account balance should be addressed to the Office of Student Accounts via email or by phone at 302.857.6240. If interested in making a payment or enrolling in the payment plan, please visit NelNet on MYDESU and follow the procedures.   Student Health Services  All students are required to file completed health forms with the Student Health Services Office. Graduate students are not required to opt out of University provided health insurance but all students are required to have health insurance. Please review your healthcare option plans for this academic year.   Tuition and Fees  Graduate Fees and Expenses Graduate Sustaining Fee Office of Financial Aid    
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Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Graduate Student Support Services
 
Mrs. Nancy Cotton
Data and Records Coordinator
 

Complete an online application and follow the instructions for submitting supporting documentation.

If you have any questions regarding the graduate application process, please contact:

Graduate Admissions
C/0 DSU@Wilmington
3931 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.857.8200
gradstudieswilm@desu.edu

For questions about your program of interest, please contact the program directly.

Graduate Admission Status

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Graduate Admission Status Applicants for graduate degrees are considered for admission and, if admitted, classified in one of three categories: Unconditional Admission, Provisional Admission, and Non-Degree Admission. Successful applicants are notified of their classification at the time of admission. Please note that all graduate programs reserve the right to note more stringent admission guidelines and earlier deadlines than the School of Graduate Studies and Research. It is therefore advisable to discuss program requirements with the program director prior to submission of application materials. Complete applications are reviewed and evaluated by the respective Department, which recommends action to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research reviews all recommendations along with application materials; renders an admission decision and extends an offer of admission to the applicant. Unconditional Admission Requires: A bachelor's degree from a fully accredited four year college or university; A minimum of 2.50 cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) as well as a scholastic average of 3.00 in the major on a 4.00 point system of grading (or the equivalent in another grading system); An acceptable score on the specified standardized examination; Completion of all undergraduate prerequisites for the selected graduate program; and Provisional Admission Includes: An applicant who has not attained a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited four year college or university but who has completed at least 80 percent of degree requirements in the requisite or closely related discipline at the time of application submission and meets all other graduate admission requirements. Applicants in this category must submit official transcripts documenting receipt of the baccalaureate degree at least 30 days prior to the first date of enrollment in order to be eligible to register for graduate courses. International applicants must provide WES or ECE evaluated transcripts 60 days prior to enrollment noting completion of the baccalaureate degree.                                                         An applicant who has attained a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited four-year college or university in the requisite or closely related discipline and meets all graduate admission requirements, but must show proficiency in select undergraduate or graduate courses; earning a grade of B or better during the first year of enrollment. Specific courses will be noted on the offer letter. A graduate of an accredited college or university who does not meet minimum graduate admission requirements and/or prescribed program requirements. Students in this category are required to meet the conditions noted in the admission offer or risk termination from their program. Non-Degree Admission Is granted to those who wish to enroll in courses but who do not intend to qualify for a degree. The non-degree admission category includes those enrolling in graduate study for any of the following purposes: To complete certification requirements, To earn hours beyond the Master’s degree; To enrich their professional development; or To transfer earned credits to a degree program at another institution. If a student classified as non-degree is subsequently accepted into a Delaware State University graduate degree program, the student may petition to carry forward not more than nine (9) semester hours of credit earned as a non-degree seeking student. Review of and recommendation of transfer credit is made by the Chairperson or Program Director to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies for approval. Submitting an Appeal Regarding Admission Applicants wishing to file an appeal concerning denial of admission to a graduate program should be submitted only if there is evidence of a policy breach: as follows: Applicants wishing to appeal a denial of admission must do so 30 days prior to the first date of the enrollment term. Applicants should file, in writing, the appeal to the appropriate Chairperson or Graduate Program Director for resolution. The Chairperson or Graduate Program Director shall submit any recommendation changes to the School of Graduate Studies and Research; copying the student within 10 working days.                                       If the disposition is not favorable, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research shall provide the final decision in writing to the student copying the Graduate Program Director and Department Chairperson within 10 working days. The Dean will only consider requests that can document evidence of a policy violation. All applicants are advised to review program admission standards prior to application as well as submission of an appeal. Change of Status Admission status and requirements for change of status will be noted on each student’s Program of Study and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the end of the first semester of enrollment by the Graduate Program Director. Provisionally admitted students must satisfy all admission requirements by the time noted in their offer of admission. Application for change of status must be submitted to the respective Graduate Program Director, who recommends action to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Students who are not fully admitted are limited to taking no more than 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward a graduate degree. Transfer of Credit Applicants who have earned a grade of "B" or higher in graduate courses taken at an accredited institution and related to their proposed program of study can request consideration for transfer credit. These courses will be evaluated on an individual basis by the respective Graduate Program. Applicants admitted to master's degree graduate programs may transfer a maximum of nine (9) graduate credits from another accredited institution toward the master's degree provided these credits have not been used to meet the requirements of a degree previously earned. In all cases, the credit must be directly related to the graduate student's program of study, and must have been completed within the time limit allowed by Delaware State University for the graduate degree sought by the applicant. Requests for transfer of graduate credit to master’s programs should be included on the student’s Program of Study and approved by the Graduate Program Director, accompanied by an official transcript and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research for review and approval no later than the end of the student’s first semester of enrollment. Applicants admitted to doctoral programs with an earned master's degree from an accredited institution must provide supporting documentation (as requested by the Program) at the time of admission. Program Directors will review all documentation and note the allowable transfers in the program’s recommendation to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will note approval of hours in the admissions offer. This policy does not pertain to courses taken at another institution during graduate matriculation at Delaware State University per the approval of the program administrators. Readmission                                                                                               Students wishing to return after in enrollment of attendance are required to reapply for admission. Applicants for re-admission must update their credentials by providing information relevant to any courses taken at other institutions during their absence from the University; time limits and transfer limits apply unless other courses were approved in advance by the Graduate Program. If the request for readmission is based upon academic probation or dismissal, the application must be accompanied by a recommendation from the program director along with a success plan for the student. 
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Complete an online application and follow the instructions for submitting supporting documentation.

If you have any questions regarding the graduate application process, please contact:

Graduate Admissions
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3931 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.857.8200
gradstudieswilm@desu.edu

For questions about your program of interest, please contact the program directly.



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School of Graduate Studies and Research

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Grossley Hall
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Phone: 302.857.6800
Fax: 302.857.6803
Email: gradstudies@desu.edu

Graduate Program Inquiry

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Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Delaware State University. 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   Mission Statement 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. Vision Statement 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. Core Values Community Integrity Diversity Scholarship Outreach 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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Dr. Saundra F. DeLauder
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Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Graduate Student Support Services
 
Mrs. Nancy Cotton
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Graduate Enrollment Guide 2016


2016/17 Graduate School Calendar


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Complete an online application and follow the instructions for submitting supporting documentation. Please review admission policies, program requirements, and deadlines.

If you have any questions regarding the graduate application process, please contact:

Graduate Admissions
C/0 DSU@Wilmington
3931 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.857.8200
gradstudieswilm@desu.edu

For questions about your program of interest, please contact the program directly.

 


Financial Aid Guidelines for Graduate Students

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Financial Aid Guidelines for Graduate Students Delaware State University applicants for financial aid must use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used to determine the need for financial assistance and as a mechanism for non-need based and need based loan certification. Further, all students applying for scholarships, grants and tuition fee waivers must file and complete the financial aid process before any form of aid can be applied to the students account. Financial Aid at the University is made available for graduate students through tuition fee waivers, research fellowships via departmental grant funding, departmental assistantships, loans and part-time employment opportunities. Please consult your program of interest regarding availability of funding. Graduate students must meet the minimum cumulative DSU grade point average (excludes transfer work) requirement of 3.00 by the end of their second full semester. In addition, all graduate students must earn 67% of their hours attempted, and must not exceed 150% of the hours required for degree completion. There is a one-time only appeal procedure for the graduate student. A formal written letter of explanation must be written to the Office of Academic Enrichment no later than the drop for non-payment date for the semester in which the student is applying for Federal Financial Aid. Graduate students must attain a 3.0 at the end of that semester to remain eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid preceding the appeal. The following types of grades cannot be used to fulfill financial aid probation, suspension, or re-matriculation requirements: credits by audit or special examination, grades earned from advanced placement or CLEP exams for which prior approval was not obtained; withdrawal or incomplete grades; and grades earned with zero credit. Students who do not meet the criteria for Satisfactory Academic Progress may appeal in writing to the Director of Financial Aid for reconsideration of reinstatement. The student must provide documentation with the statement of appeal indicating any special circumstances (e.g. medical records, accident report, medical bills, change in program of study, etc.) which may have interfered with meeting eligibility. SAP Maximum Hours Limitation Criteria Students may only receive aid until they reach the maximum hours limit. The limit is 150% of the hours required for the program of study. Hours accepted by DSU in transfer are included in the maximum hour limit. Required hours for a specific program of study are found in the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalogs. Students who have completed all the course work for their degree or certificate but have not yet received the degree or certificate are no longer eligible for financial aid for that program. Students with dual majors or students who change their majors are subject to the same hours limit; there are no exceptions For more information regarding FAFSA and load processes please consult the DSU Office of Financial Aid.