Academic Program Development
The Graduate Academic Programs Office is a central resource to facilitate the development and approval of new graduate degree programs. Anyone considering the creation of a new academic program should contact Kate Brigman, the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, for a preliminary discussion of the process and to schedule a meeting with the Graduate Dean.
Faculty who wish to develop new graduate degree programs are encouraged to work closely with the Graduate Division from the beginning of the proposal process. We can advise on how to create a proposal that will garner speedy review and approval.
The steps to develop a new graduate program are as follows:
Step 1: Preliminary Review
In order to streamline the proposal review process, all new graduate degree proposals begin with a preliminary review by the Graduate Division. Please contact the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Kate Brigman, to inform the Graduate Division of your plans and schedule a consultation with Dean Leslie.
Step 2: Choose a Structure for the Program
Those contemplating development of a new academic program should familiarize themselves with the various types of graduate programs offered by the University of California. To determine which structure works best for your needs, see Types of Graduate Programs.
Step 3: Create the Proposal
Step 4: Review Proposal Checklist
Step 5: Submit your Proposal
Please email the complete program proposal and appendices to the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Kate Brigman and Graduate Council Analyst, Adriana Collins, in a single PDF file using the required CCGA proposal format.
RESOURCES FOR PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT
- Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs Handbook
- Program Summary
- Course Inventory Management (CIM)- Please contact the Registrar's Office to request access.
- Graduate Council Website
- Master's Degree Requirements
- Doctoral Degree Requirements