How to Propose a New Self-Supported Higher Degree

Additional self-supporting degree information

Approval Process (following preliminary review by Graduate Division and the Budget Office):

Campus: (completed before transmission for Systemwide review):

  • Graduate Council (in consultation with Committee on Academic Planning & Resource Allocation)
  • Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations
  • Divisional Council
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty


  • Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs
  • Academic Council
  • UCOP

(If an online proposal) The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) (Campus and Systemwide reviews must be completed before WASC review)