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John R. Price Building
Room 205
Phone: 302.857.6800
Fax: 302.857.6803



  School of Graduate Studies and Research

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Knowledge is essential to achieving your life goals and at DSU you will acquire the education and skills needed to be a competitive force in today’s changing global job market. Whether you are honing your skills for career advancement or preparing for an academic or research career, DSU has dedicated faculty and challenging curricula to empower you for life's road ahead.

Most students will agree that our world-renowned faculty helps set us apart from other colleges and universities. We have some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated instructors in higher education today with years of practical experience that help students connect theoretical knowledge to applications relatable in their respective professions as well as their daily lives. Our small graduate student-to-faculty ratio provides opportunities for student engagement not possible in larger settings; ensuring that you will receive the attention needed to grasp the concepts and theories in your discipline.

At DSU, you might discover a new scientific approach in one of our state-of-the-art laboratories in the Mishoe Science Center or you might uncover some little known historical facts or relics in and around Delaware. The range of disciplines and learning opportunities is vast, and discovering your niche at DSU can lead to a world of exciting career choices. Choose any one of 25 master’s degrees or five doctoral programs, and embark upon a journey that will lead you to a competitive and adventurous career.

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.

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

2013-2014 Goals and Objectives

The School of Graduate Studies and Research will address four key areas necessary for the successful matriculation of graduate students at Delaware State University.

  • Admissions Processes – Review the current admissions process to ensure an efficient, effective, and decentralized graduate admissions process.

  • Academic Quality – Review and implement policies and procedures to insure 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.



Dr. Saundra F. DeLauder
Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research

Director, Graduate Student Services

Fall 2014 Graduate Studies Deadlines

See a list of  Fall 2014 deadlines for Graduate Studies.  


New Student Orientation 

NSO for graduate students with be held August 1, 2014.

Register for NSO

Graduate Research Symposium 

2014 Graduate Research Symposium will be held April 25, 2014.
Open to students, faculty, staff, administrators and community. Registration is required

Recap of Graduate Research Symposium 2013!

Apply to Graduate School 

Complete an online application and follow the instructions for submitting supporting documentation. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 302.857.6351 or 800.845.2544 with any questions regarding the graduate application process. For questions about your program of interest, please contact the program directly.