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,

May 2020 Update

Due to the unprecedented demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Division must triage priorities to ensure that the immediate needs of students are met. Therefore, in consultation with the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Graduate Division is implementing a temporary pause on the review of new degree proposals and will not accept new proposals until after August 31, 2020

Please read this update detailing the new procedure for submitting proposals, now through Aug. 31, 2020. 

Proposal guidelines and information

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

Who can answer my questions?

Preparing the proposal:

Where is the proposal in the approval process?