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Delaware State University

Dover, Delaware, United States
We build breakthrough leaders of tomorrow – one student at a time. We offer an array of relevant, career-ready degree programs across more than 19 academic departments. From aviation to studio art and so much more, you’ll find what you’re looking for to position yourself for success, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Business & Management (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The Delaware College for Colored Students, now known as Delaware State University, was established May 15, 1891, by the Delaware General Assembly under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1890 by which land-grant colleges for Blacks came into existence in states maintaining separate educational facilities. 


DSU currently offers 42 undergraduate degree options, an impressive number for a school our size. We also offer 16 master’s degree programs and five doctoral degree programs in areas such as interdisciplinary applied mathematics/mathematical physics and educational leadership.


The DSU Research Day is the primary outreach activity sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and Research, Honors Day, Graduate Student Association, and Faculty Research Committee.


Job opportunities are more available to you if you are prepared. Career Services is here to coach you through that process and help you connect with employers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Student services

  • Develop policies and procedures for student organizations designed for optimal student engagement, development
  • Serve as a liaison between administration and students regarding the social landscape of the campus 
  •  Provide advice and counsel to student organizations, advisors, faculty, and professional staff pertaining to student leadership and activities 
  • Assess activities, events, programs towards accreditation requirements 
  • Produce activities, events, and programs that foster innovative and technological  dvancements in an emerging socioeconomic society 
  • Hire and develop workforce capable of directing and developing student learning based on emerging and preferred college-level critical thinking

Housing services

The Accommodation Letter, presented to the Faculty/Administrator by the SAS Student, indicates each specific accommodation the student receives and the person(s) that are responsible for accommodation facilitation.

Library services

The William C. Jason Library is a central hub for the DSU community and serves as a resource for coursework, collections, study groups and research. It is also houses computer labs, academic offices, University Archives and the Arts Center Gallery.

ICT services

A full-service Computer Lab is also available in the same area. The Computer Lab is located in the William C. Jason Library, Rooms 205 and 206.

This lab provides the latest and most updated computer technology at Delaware State University. It also provides students with dependable and knowledgeable staff ready to help with all computer-related questions and problems.

Medical services

  • On campus, you have access to medical professionals 5 days a week at the Student Health Center.
  • In the local community, you have access to walk-in care at Urgent Care Centers and emergency care at the hospital.

Student Life

Campus life

DSU’s main campus is located in the historic city of Dover, the capital of Delaware. Arguably one of the best-kept secrets on the East Coast, Dover provides a small-town feel for students who want to learn without the distractions of an urban campus. Yet, we’re only 1.5 hours away from major cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC, and a short drive to popular Rehoboth and Ocean City beaches. Our students truly enjoy the best of both worlds.

Sports facilities

Student-initiated, student-run physically active and body movement-based organizations are competitive and/or recreational in nature.

Student clubs

The Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA) provides students with the resources to get involved and find their leadership skills. The main goal of the DSU OSLA is to invest in the long-term development of students as future leaders within the global society.

Get involved in one of DSU’s many registered student organizations. Explore your interests and make lifelong connections.


The Education Department at Delaware State University was accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 1998 with a reaffirmation in 2014. The NCATE process ensured that accredited institutions met high and rigorous standards of accountability for their teacher education programs. This process also provided an opportunity for DSU teacher education programs to thoroughly examine their mission, goals, objectives, teaching strategies, faculty qualifications, assessment practices and performance outcomes.

Dover, Delaware, United States

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