Catalog & Curricular Revisions
The Graduate Catalog defines the official policies and procedures of the Graduate School and the degree requirements and course options for each of our programs. Unless otherwise requested by the Graduate Program Director, students are subject to the degree requirements listed in the catalog for the year they enter the program.
Course or program updates can be submitted via the Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) system on the Registrar's website.
New Degree Proposals
New Degree Proposals should include the following items. Faculty are strongly encouraged to contact the Graduate School as early as possible in the planning stages to discuss the proposal and review process.
- Executive Summary
- Ten-Year Budget
- Statement of Need
- Environmental Assessment
- Degree Plan
- Career Opportunities for Graduates
- Quantity and Quality of Prospective Applicants
- Changes in Faculty Load
- Admission Requirements
- Measurable Goals
Degree Change Request
- A short, clear description of the changes compared with the current catalog.
- A brief rationale for the changes
- A note about those in the department that reviewed and approved the changes.
New Course Proposals
Faculty submitting course proposals may benefit from reviewing the Guidelines for Graduate Curriculum Committee Course Approval Process.
These programs are accelerated in that they allow approved students to begin taking graduate courses and completing graduate degree requirements before completing their undergraduate degree. You can learn more about the process for establishing or maintaining these degree programs here.