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Graduate Student Research Symposium

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Delaware State University
Bank of America Building
Friday April 25, 2014

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Graduate Student Research Symposium Delaware State University invites all graduate students to participate in the Fourth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. This activity will be held in the Bank of America Building, located on the Dover campus of Delaware State University, on April 25, 2014. The symposium will showcase the diverse areas of scholarship on our campus as well as provide networking opportunities for graduate peers, faculty, staff, and community participants. Our theme, Advancing Academic Excellence through Research, Innovation, and Outreach, is well aligned with Delaware State University’s core values and Strategic Plan. To this end, The School of Graduate Studies and Research is proud to foster this initiative and looks forward to university-wide participation. The Symposium is the primary outreach activity sponsored by The Graduate Student Association, The School of Graduate Studies and Research, and The Graduate Council. The event is free to DSU students, faculty and community participants however all participants must register by April 18, 2014.  If you are planning to present a poster or oral presentation your abstract must be submitted by April 5, 2014. Learn how to submit your abstract for presentation.
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Graduate Student Research Symposium

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Mrs. Marquita Thomas Brown
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Delaware State University 
John R. Price Building, Room 205 
Phone: 302.857.6817
 

Graduate Studies Admissions

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John R. Price Building
Room 205
Phone: 302.857.6800
Fax: 302.857.6503

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Dr. Saundra F. DeLauder
Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Mrs. Katherine Arlotta-Luke
Senior Secretary
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Application Deadlines April 1 for Fall (August) enrollment   November 1 for Spring (January) enrollment Applications will be accepted at any time. However, specific graduate programs may have specific admittance deadlines. 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 provides official notification to the applicant regarding admission. To learn more about general graduate admissions, international students admission, provisional admission, and readmission please select the appropriate sub-menu items on the left. These pages contain a wealth of information. Admission Application (PDF)
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Prospective Students

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John R. Price Building
Room 205
Phone: 302.857.6800
Fax: 302.857.6803
Email: gradstudies@desu.edu

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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.   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 or documentation Have transcripts evaluated by the World Education Service (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), 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. CREATING/RESETTING PIN NUMBERS 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: 205 Price Building Phone: 302-857-6800 Fax: 302.857.6803 Email: gradstudies@desu.edu Hours of operation: Monday—Friday 8:30 am—4:30 pm  
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Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
 
Director, Graduate Student Services
 
 

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Graduate Academic Programs

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Phone: 302.857.6800
Fax: 302.857.6803
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  Program Director MS Agriculture Dr. Richard Barczewski MS/Ph.D Applied Chemistry Dr. Qiquan Wang MS Applied Optics Dr. Hacene Boukari MS Art Education Dr. Donald Becker MS/MA 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 MA Education Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee  MS Family and Consumer Science Education Dr. Samuel Besong MS Food Science Dr. Samuel Besong MA Historic Preservation Ms. Robin Krawitz Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics Dr. Jinjie Liu MS Mathematics Dr. Jinjie Liu  MS Mathematics Education Dr. Jinjie Liu  MS Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Dr. Sabrina McGary MS Natural Resources Dr. Richard Barczewski Ph.D. Neuroscience Dr. Sabrina McGary Ph.D. Optics Dr. Hacene Boukari MS Physics Dr. Hacene Boukari MS Physics Teaching Dr. Hacene Boukari MA Science Education Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee MSW Social Work Dr. Tina Jordan  MS Sport Administration Dr. Jan Blade MA Teaching Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee MA Teaching English as a Second Language Dr. Adenike Davidson
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Current Students

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John R. Price Building
Room 205
Phone: 302.857.6800
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Email: gradstudies@desu.edu

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The School of Graduate Studies at Delaware State University is pleased to provide the following online resources and information to our graduate students. Additionally, we encourage our students to call, email, or visit us on the 6th Floor of the William C. Jason Library for any assistance. THESIS AND DISSERTATION Students who are required to complete a thesis or dissertation must submit the Defense Scheduling Date, Defense Outcome, and the Application for Candidacy forms to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. 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. GRADUATE FORMS  Application for Candidacy Application for Graduation Appointment of Advisory Committee Change from Provisional to Unconditional Admission Defense Outcome Defense Scheduling Date Extension of Time Graduation Audit  Program of Study Thesis and Dissertation Handbook Transfer-of-Credit PLEASE ACTIVATE YOUR DSU EMAIL ACCOUNT! All correspondence from the University will be sent to this email address. Visit the Bank of America building, room 313 for access. YOUR STUDENT ID CARD IS REQUIRED.   ACADEMIC RESOURCES  Program Directory (PDF) In-State Residency Establishment Contact the Registrar’s Office at 302-857-6375 for more information. William C. Jason Library Online Graduate Catalog (PDF) 2011 - 2012 Academic Calendar   FEES AND SUPPORT  Graduate Fees and Expenses Office of Financial Aid  
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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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2011-2012 Graduate Catalog

 

General Graduate Admissions

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Application Deadlines April 1 for Fall (August) enrollment   November 1 for Spring (January) enrollment Applications will be accepted at any time. However, specific graduate programs may have specific admittance deadlines. 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 provides official notification to the applicant regarding admission. Admission Application (pdf version) Eligibility  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. Applicants for degree status should have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4-point scale) and a scholastic average of 3.00 in their undergraduate major. They should have successfully completed specific courses at the undergraduate level in the field in which they plan to pursue a graduate degree and a minimum number of courses in a designated area approved by the specific department. For all graduate programs, official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or other specified examinations as specifically defined by the individual department or program are required. Individual departments and doctoral programs may have more rigorous standards. Applicants who have not taken the required test(s) can be admitted provisionally, but must satisfy this requirement during the first semester of graduate study in order to continue. Application Procedures  Application for admission to all graduate studies programs should be made to: Graduate Program, Office of Admissions, Delaware State University, 1200 North DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901-2277. The forms can also be obtained in the graduate student section at www.desu.edu/graduate-studies. Application procedures, supporting credentials, and requirements vary among the graduate programs. Prospective graduate students should contact their respective departments for additional requirements. A non-refundable application fee must accompany all applications submitted. For information on submitting the application fee, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 302.857.6420 or the Cashier’s Office at 302.857.6220. Degree-seeking applicants must submit a completed application package that includes the application, the application fee, three letters of recommendation by persons who are acquainted with their potential for graduate study in their discipline, the standardized examination scores, one (1) official transcript from each college or university attended, and a completed essay (if required). Prospective students must arrange for the official transcript(s) and standardized examination scores to be forwarded to the above address.  In-State Permanent Resident  A student with an Alien Registration Receipt Card (Green Card) has been given permanent residence in the United States as an immigrant, refugee, or alien and, therefore, may enroll at any University location for full- or part-time study. Tuition costs are determined by location of residency. Verification of permanent residence status is required at the time of application. Any student without appropriate identification as a permanent resident of Delaware is required to pay out-of-state tuition and fees.  To apply as a student with permanent residency status, please be prepared to submit the following:  An application for admission signed by the student;  SAT or ACT scores;  Sealed original transcripts from secondary and post secondary schools attended; and  A notarized copy of permanent resident status; temporary evidence, or actual Alien Registration Receipt Card (Green Card).  To apply as a student with residency status in the State of Delaware, please be prepared to submit the following documents to be used as verification:  A notarized copy of your Alien Registration Receipt Card (Green Card);  If dependent, proof that your parents or guardian has maintained a continuous residence in the State of Delaware for a period of twelve (12) full consecutive months (verified by a deed or lease and/or W-2 Tax Forms) immediately prior to the first day of classes in the semester or session for which Delaware residency status is claimed;  If independent, proof that you have maintained continuous residence in the State of Delaware for a period of twelve (12) full consecutive months (verified by deed or lease) immediately prior to the first day of classes in the semester or session for which Delaware resident status is claimed;  PLEASE NOTE: The tax return showing proof that you (or whoever claimed you as a dependent) paid taxes to the State of Delaware for one full year.  Independent out-of-state resident who has worked in the State of Delaware for at least twelve (12) consecutive months (excluding work study) may qualify for in-state residence classification (verified by W-2 Tax Forms); and  A Voter Registration Card.  Applicant Classification Definitions Delaware Resident - a student who is a resident of the State of Delaware or whose parent(s) are residents of the State of Delaware is considered a resident of the state. If a Delaware resident graduated from an out-of-state high school, proof of residency must be submitted in order to avoid out-of-state tuition. Original (or notarized copies) of two (2) of the following items can be submitted to show proof of residency:  A completed U.S. Tax Return from the previous year;  A State of Delaware Driver‘s License or Identification Card;  A State of Delaware Vehicle Registration Card; and  A State of Delaware Voter Registration Card.  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.  A student, who may have been admitted into the University at non-residency or out-of-state status, 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 U.S. Tax Return from the previous year;  A State of Delaware Driver‘s License or Identification Card;  A State of Delaware Vehicle Registration Card; and  A State of Delaware Voter Registration Card.  Note: The aforementioned does not apply to international students.  Non-Resident - a student who is not a resident, or whose parent(s) are not residents, of the State of Delaware.  International - a student who is not a citizen or immigrant (permanent resident) of the United States of America. International students who are not U.S. citizens or immigrants should have a completed admission application on file three (3) months prior to the beginning of the term in which they intend to enroll. Admission Classification  Applicants for graduate degrees are considered for admission and, if admitted, classified in one (1) of three (3) categories: Unconditional Admission, Provisional Admission, and Non-Degree Admission. Successful applicants are notified of their classification at the time of admission.  Unconditional Admission to graduate study requires:  1. A bachelor's degree from a fully accredited four year college or university.  2. A minimum of 2.50 cumulative quality point average (G.P.A.) on a 4.00 point system of grading (or the equivalent in another grading system).  3. An acceptable score on the specified standardized examination.  4. Completion of all undergraduate prerequisites for the selected graduate program.  5. Acceptance in the program selected for graduate study.  Requirements for unconditional admission to a doctoral program or certain graduate programs may be more rigorous.  Provisional Admission includes:  1. An applicant who has a limited number of deficiencies in undergraduate course prerequisites but who has attained a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited four-year college or university. These deficiencies must be removed before enrollment in graduate courses of the same series.  2. A graduate of an accredited college or university who has a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, but who has not taken the specified standardized examination before admission. Applicants admitted to degree programs must take the specified standardized examination in the first semester and prior to admission to candidacy.  3. A graduate of an accredited college or university who presents a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of less than 2.50 at the time of application, along with specified standardized examination scores at an acceptable level as determined by the respective graduate program. To be considered for full admission, those students are required to take six (6) semester hours of graduate-level coursework specified by the Chairperson and/or Graduate Program Director and achieve a quality point average of 3.00 or above.  Non-degree Admission: 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:  1. To complete certification requirements;  2. To earn hours beyond the Masters degree;  3. To enrich their professional development; or  4. 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. Approval/authority rests with the Chairperson and/or Graduate Program Director of the degree program.  Submitting an Appeal Regarding Admission  Appeals concerning denial of admission to a graduate program should be submitted as follows:  1. Graduate students should file, in writing, the appeal to the appropriate Chairperson or Graduate Program Director for resolution. The Chairperson or Graduate Program Director shall reply in writing to the student within ten (10) business days.  2. If the disposition is not favorable, graduate students may submit a final written appeal to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, accompanied by copies of the original appeal and the response. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research shall provide the final decision in writing to the student and the Chairperson or Graduate Program Director within ten (10) business days.  Change of Status  Provisionally admitted students and non-degree students may apply for a change of status upon satisfying all admission requirements. The Change from Provisional to Unconditional Admission form must be submitted to the respective Graduate Program Director, who recommends action to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, who notifies the student. Students who are not fully admitted are limited to taking no more than nine (9) credit hours of graduate courses toward a graduate degree.  Transfer of Credits 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.  Transfer credits for applicants admitted to doctoral programs with an earned master's degree from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis by the department and approved by the Dean of the respective College. Supporting documentation must be provided by the student with the request for transfer of credit. The respective Graduate Program Director and Department Chairperson, and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research must give written approval at the time of admission for the transfer credits.  The transfer 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. Some graduate programs have special transfer of credit regulations. Students must check with their Graduate Program Director. Transfer of Credits must be made within one year of acceptance.  The transfer credit limit does not apply in the case of courses to be taken at another institution that are approved in advance by the respective Graduate Program Director or taken per an approved joint program that includes courses offered at other accredited institutions.  Readmission  A break in continued pursuit (registered for one course minimum) of a degree extending past a full academic year (fall and spring) will invoke dismissal. Readmission will require a new application with application fee, unless specified by the graduate program.
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Tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses - all must be financed by the graduate student's budget. It comes as no surprise, then, that most students need help in meeting the numerous costs of graduate education. Sources of support for graduate study include state and federal government, private foundations, individual universities and faculty members, and research grants.  Types of support available include grants, fellowships, loans and work-study programs. Grants and fellowships may provide the cost of tuition and fees, plus a stipend to cover living expenses.   Other forms of aid, such as the federal work-study program, require students to provide some type of service while enrolled in a graduate program. Loans generally are based on an assessment of need and must be repaid. Full-time enrollment is defined as six (6) credit ours for graduate students.   FAFSA The priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA is March 1! DSU’s School Code is 001428.   For questions regarding your financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 302.857.6250, or via email (faid@desu.edu). Web Address: http://www.desu.edu/financial-aid/investing-your-future-paying-college    
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