faculty/staff resources


The Graduate School is committed to advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and training. We have several departments that can assist you with questions regarding professional development activities, administrative processes, and graduate student success initiatives. 


Office Hours: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday 

Campus Location: GSR 2.116


Questions regarding admissions, transcripts and recruiting.

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Developing a Certificate Program and Degree Proposal

Process for New Certificate Programs and Graduate Degree Proposals

Please refer to Academic Affairs website for Proposing New Academic Programs and Changes to Existing Academic Programs to submit requests in Courseleaf.

Please contact Dr. Rebecca Weston with any questions regarding developing a new certificate or program.


Initial Proposal Process


 Stage 1: Development: For new programs, and substantial or multiple changes to existing programs.



Stage 2: Internal Approval of Full Proposal.


Certificate Request Form

Stage 2: Internal Approval for Engineering & PhD Program Proposals.



Stage 2: External Approval.



Project Timeline Example

The time for approval at each step varies somewhat by proposal type and timing of the proposal. For, example, neither the Graduate Council nor the Faculty Senate meet in summer. The College of Science has shared their timeline:


Board of Regents Approval

For requests requiring BOR approval, applications must be submitted at leasr 3 1/2 months prior  to the BOR meeting.

Board of Regents Meeting

Proposals Due No Later Than


August 1


November 1


February 1


May 1