Excellence in Professional Education

In an age of specialization, advanced professional expertise is increasingly important. We will expand existing programs and build new ones to meet the needs of a world where a bachelor's degree is no longer enough.

Today, advanced scholarship and professional degrees in areas such as health, education, business, and law have become essential, both for practitioners and for the professions themselves. As the complexity of professional expertise required increases, the bachelor’s degree is no longer enough. We can achieve our greatest impact by educating and training the professionals and leaders who serve society in essential roles, and by closer integration of public service with research and education.

We seek both to extend the reach and impact of our professional programs and to reap the benefits for our students and faculty of closer engagement with our society, its needs, and its problem-solvers. The University of Delaware must invest in professional programs and partnerships that provide excellence, uniqueness, impact, and response to societal needs.

  • Establish the University of Delaware Law Institute
  • Create the University Health Initiative
  • Launch the Educational Leadership Initiative
  • Strengthen Education in Business and Corporate Governance