Graduate Council

The Graduate Council, acting as the elected delegate body of the Graduate Faculty, formulates Graduate School policies and is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on all matters affecting the University's graduate programs. The purpose of the Graduate Council is to promote excellence in all graduate programs.

The responsibilities of the Graduate Council include the formulation of policy such as matters of student admission and retention, course load, transfer credit, research requirements, and minimal requirements for comprehensive exams, theses, and dissertations. The Council also has planning and review responsibilities to include the review of proposed new graduate programs and the periodic review of existing graduate programs. In addition, the Council:

  • determines requirements for Graduate Faculty membership;
  • helps promote career growth and development for graduate faculty; and
  • proposes strategies for increasing financial support for graduate education.

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