University of Delaware Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.32 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 60 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 23,009 (19,215 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 21% part-time, 79% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $32,652
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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

Great department, very supportive and helpful, passionate about grad students' success. The city isn't very lively but there are plenty of local shops located on the main street stretch.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

Everyone at UDel is incredibly helpful and supportive. The faculty cares so strongly about your success and they'll really push you to do your best work. The cohorts don't compete with each other, either. The program overall is wonderful. The administration (not the department, but really through the university) is a little all over the place and can be a little frustrating, but that's not something you deal with everyday. Newark is close to NY, Baltimore, and Philly, which is great because there's not a whole lot to do here. I strongly recommend the school if it seems like a good fit for you.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

My time at UD Sociology and CJ has, in general been great. Faculty have been very helpful to me, and most of the graduate students are very friendly and supportive as well. Some of the biggest blemishes right now are the system used for comprehensive exams, which will be improved for cohorts reading this post. There is a decidedly lower level of mentor ship by the time you reach the comp phase, as well. I personally have struggled to find good guidance for faculty on what I should/ shouldn't be doing in preparation for comps, but this isn't always the case. Another issue here is the lack of teaching opportunities. While the department provides a great deal of research experience, most students do not graduate with much, if any, teaching experience from within the department. Instead they need to "violate" their contracts by teaching at other departments, which is allowed but only unofficially. All this said, the department has been a wonderful resource to me and they have helped to shape me into a much better academic. I have and will continue to recommend it to others, just be sure that you will fit into the program's specializations, or you might find yourself feeling a bit directionless and unhappy, as has happened to some students in the past. .
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2019

This is only my first semester, so I cannot leave an in-depth review as of yet. Firstly, I love how active the faculty are in getting students comfortable and involved with the program. The students are really grateful for it, and they show it through helping you out as much as they can. It feels like an extended family here; everyone is supportive, and you know that they will be honest with you no matter what. The quality of education is fantastic. So far I haven't found anything wrong with the program!
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm beyond pleased with my experience in the UD sociology and criminology department thus far. Because all students in the department are fully funded there is very little competition among peers. The faculty and students are extremely supportive, which creates for a friendly academic environment.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

My main concern is the expense of the graduate program.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

I really love it here, I just wish there were more opportunities for graduate students to get together and socialize.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2011

The Masters of Finance program was great. Heavy focus on theoretical derivations of financial theory and how that integrates with the business world. The staff was great and very supportive of any initiatives students wanted to pursue, whether academically or professionally. I had great experience in the program and would recommend it.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

Has some great professors, wished had more of an on-line option to there programs!
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

I have received a ton of support from various faculty in different disciplines but I did have to seek out a lot of that help. The funding package for grad students in the Social Sciences is meager and only extended to students for four years, but that may be a national trend rather than a flaw particular to the University of Delaware. I still cannot name anywhere else that I would rather be.
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