Graduate programs are targeted for growth and development in the University’s “Path to Prominence,” the strategic plan unveiled by President Patrick Harker in May 2008, which seeks to build UD’s strengths across the academic, research, and community service spectrum.
In addition to expanding the excellence and reach of UD’s signature graduate programs in areas ranging from art conservation and public horticulture to chemical engineering, marine science, criminology, and public policy, increased emphasis is being placed on the development of professional education opportunities in health, education, engineering, business, and law where the bachelor’s degree is no longer adequate.
The Office of Graduate and Professional Education at the University of Delaware employs best practices and coherent policies to promote excellence in graduate and professional education and student success.
Our strategic goals are:
These goals are designed to enhance significantly the identity, visibility, and quality of graduate and professional education at the University of Delaware. These initiatives foster a rich learning environment that will attract and retain excellent students to work closely with outstanding faculty. The entire plan, including our action agenda, is available for review.