Evaluating Graduate Schools

The following resources will help you in evaluating academic programs, financial aid resources, cost of study, application requirements, exams required for entry and other relevant information. Talk to your advisor or faculty members in your area of interest, they are an invaluable resource. Also check out some graduate guide school books and follow the links below:

Graduate Programs

Choose a program that fits your needs and interests. Consider the following when examining programs:

  • Prestige of the institution/Accreditation
  • Faculty reputation and interests
  • Size of departments
  • Specialization(s)
  • Special strengths and weaknesses
  • Student/Teacher ratio
  • Curriculum and services
  • Employment Statistics
  • Library and technology resources
  • Geographic location
  • Selectivity of admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Enrollment
  • Amount of financial support

News

New Scholarships Forge Connections, Open Opportunities

At UD, it is now possible to create a nonendowed, named scholarship with a minimum commitment of $20,000, which may be payable over up to four years. Recently, three families have done just this in order to forge a connection and provide needed aid to current students.

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Weekly Campus Monitor: Early Testing Success

As in-person classes continue on campus, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, spent time walking the UD Mall, gathering vital student feedback. He reported a joyful response to initial testing success, “especially among the seniors — how much they hope we can keep this going.” There have been only four positive tested cases out of nearly 1,000 tests performed on campus since June, with no active COVID-19 cases as of Friday, Sept. 4.

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