Resources for Graduate Students
The University offers many resources to help you not only develop as a scholar, but also pursue your career after graduation.
The College of Education holds orientation activities for new grad students.
Creating and Maintaining Your Electronic Connection to UD (including email)
Education Resource Center (ERC) - The ERC offers a robust collection of preK – grade 12 curriculum materials, as well as supportive materials on the craft of teaching and professional development materials for teachers.
Library research guide: Education- This website provides access to resources for education research and information, including statistics, articles, tests and measurements.
Library research guide: HDFS – Information is available regarding children and family statistics, professional associations and child welfare databases.
Office of Graduate and Professional Education - Information on coursework, research, funding, campus life and health coverage for UD Graduate students.
Writing Center: The UD Writing Center is available to help with developing and organizing your writing and also things like grammar, punctuation and documentation. They also hold a dissertation boot camp. We have some handouts here: Techniques to Encourage Revision | Sequencing Writing Assignments | Preventing Plagiarism
Scholarships and financial aid are available to qualifying students. Please visit these pages for more information:
Professional Development Award for Graduate Students - Conference travel is essential to the academic growth and development of graduate students. A maximum of $500 may be awarded. Awards are limited to one per academic year and to a maximum of two awards during the course of graduate study.
Marion H. Steele Symposium award for a paper and/or poster created for HDFS coursework.
UD’s Career Services Center- UD’s website offering students and alumni a wide variety of information to help with all stages of career development. Ms. Cindy Holland is the career services professional for our college. She can be reached at 302-831-8570.
Job/Graduate Fairs – Throughout the year, UD and CEHD host career and graduate fairs, to help students proceed on their chosen career path. In the spring, we sponsor Project Search, a large event for students and alumni to meet with potential employers and learn interview tips and techniques
- UD Catalog: Academic Regulations for Graduate Students (All academic policies and procedures are found in the UD Catalog.)
- Education Graduate Association
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Human Subjects in Research (important for Ed.D. and Ph.D. students!)
- Information for Education Doctoral Students Preparing their Dissertation or EPP
- Degree Completion and Graduation
- Advising and Mentoring Award Nomination Form
- Application for Advanced Degree
- Certification of Doctoral Dissertation Defense
- Change of Committee Member(s)
- Change of Classification
- Confidential Financial Information (sample)
- Course Substitution Form
- Dissertation Committee Confirmation
- Dissertation Fellows Award Application Form
- Dissertation Prize Nomination Form
- Foreign National Information Form
- Graduate Fellows Award Cover Sheet
- Graduate Scholars Award Cover Sheet
- Graduate Student Contractual Agreement
- H1-B: Questionnaire, Information and Processing, Sample Letter
- Non-US Citizen Employees & Visitors: Information and Forms
- Payroll Deduction Authorization for Graduate Students
- Professional Development Award application (formerly Travel Award)
- Recommendation for Candidacy
- Registration Free Drop/Add
- Survey of Earned Doctorates
- Thesis Manual
- Transfer of Credit(to transfer credits from another institution OR from Professional and Continuing Studies before being accepted into your graduate program)
- UD W-8