Graduate Certificates – Proposal Guidelines

There are two levels of non-UNEX graduate certificates: 1) the existing University of California Certificate of Graduate Curriculum provided for by SR 735, recognizing distinct scholarship unrelated to a degree program, and 2) a graduate certificate awarded by a college, school, or department, (or a combination of academic units) which may highlight a cluster of courses representing a particular field of emphasis undertaken in fulfillment of a graduate degree.

Approval process for University of California Certificate-Option 1 (following preliminary review by Graduate Division):

Campus (completed before transmission for Systemwide review):

Graduate Council

Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations

Divisional Council

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty

Systemwide:

Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs

Academic Council

UCOP

Approval process for Campus Academic Unit Certificate-Option 2 (following preliminary review by Graduate Division):

Campus only:

Graduate Council

Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations

Divisional Council

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty