Graduate Policies and Procedures

The general academic regulations of the University that apply to graduate degrees and certificate programs are developed by the Faculty Senate Graduate Committee and administered by the College of Graduate Studies (COGS). Under this general regulatory structure, each program is locally administered by an academic unit within one of the eight colleges of the University. Although an academic unit may develop local regulations for a specific program under its control, the local regulations must be consistent with the general regulations and are; therefore, subject to review and approval by the Faculty Senate Graduate Committee.  It is the responsibility of the Graduate Faculty and each graduate student to become thoroughly familiar with all regulations that govern the graduate program in which they participate.