All graduate degree, certificate, or designated emphasis proposals begin with a preliminary review by the Graduate Division in preparation for the first step in the graduate program approval process: the Graduate Council. Contact Graduate Division’s Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Linda Song, at 643-7412,

Proposal guidelines and information

What is the review process and how long does it take?

Who can answer my questions?

Preparing the proposal:

  • Program proposals: Linda Song, Graduate Division Assistant Dean, 643-7412,
  • Self-supporting program budget proposal and information: Hugh Graham, Campus Finance Lead for Student Fees, 664-7406,
  • Market assessment of program demand: Chris Van Nostrand, Director of Marketing, New Academic Ventures at Berkeley/Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education, 664-4151,

Where is the proposal in the approval process?