UW Graduate School

Calendar of Upcoming Reviews

Academic Program Reviews are mandated by state law and conducted at 10-year intervals according to University policy. Reviews may be conducted at shorter intervals when deemed appropriate. The following schedule lists program reviews by year.

  • Full reviews include peer review of all undergraduate and graduate programs as well as Graduate Certificate programs within the specific unit, unless otherwise specified.
  • An interim report is defined as any formal report back to the Graduate School Council in response to a prior program review.
  • A 5-year review is defined as a limited review of a graduate degree or graduate certificate program, held five years after approval by the Board of Regents.

2016–2017

Full Reviews

 College of Arts & Sciences

  • Dance Program
  • School of Music
  • Department of Scandinavian Studies

College of Engineering

  • Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of the Environment

  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

School of Medicine

  • Department of Bioethics and Humanities
  • Department of Genome Sciences
  • School of Medicine — MEDEX Northwest
  • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (MOT, MPO, DPT only)

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Museology Group

UW Tacoma

  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Engineering — Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering — Master of Sustainable Transportation
  • School of Public Health — Department of Health Services & Department of Pharmacy — Graduate Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • School of Medicine — Department of Pathology — Molecular Basis of Disease Ph.D.

 Interim Reports

  • College of Arts and Sciences —Department of Anthropology
  • College of Arts and Sciences —Department of Psychology
  • School of Law (Ph.D. only)

2017–2018

Full Reviews

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Department of Applied Mathematics (including M.S.C.F.)
  • Department of Communication
  • Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media
  • Department of Geography (including Master of Geographic Information Systems)
  • Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

College of Built Environments

  • Department of Construction Management
  • Department of Urban Design and Planning

School of Medicine

  • Department of Laboratory Medicine

School of Public Health

  • Department of Health Services (including MHI & HIM 5-year review and the SPH Graduate Certificates)

UW Bothell

  • School of Business
  • Computing and Software Systems
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies

5-Year Reviews

  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Second Language Studies Group — Graduate Certificate in Second and Foreign Language Teaching
  • UW Tacoma — Institute of Technology —  Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership

Interim Reports

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Graduate Certificate in Astrobiology
  • College of Arts and Sciences — Department of Comparative Literature Cinema and Media
  • College of Arts and Sciences — School of Music
  • UW Tacoma — Institute of Technology

2018–2019

Full Reviews

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Jackson School of International Studies (Including Graduate Certificate in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Ph.D. in International Studies, and Graduate Certificate in Korea Studies)
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics

College of Built Environment

  • MS in Real Estate Program

College of Engineering

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

College of the Environment

  • Quantitative Ecology and Resources Management Group

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Biological Physics, Structure & Design
  • Health Services Administration Group

School of Medicine

  • Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

UW Bothell

  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (including M.A.C.S., M.A.P.S. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Poetics).

UW Tacoma

  • UW Tacoma — Milgard School of Business (including MAcc)

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Engineering — Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering — Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Design-Use-Build Group — Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Public Scholarship Group — Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship
  • UW Tacoma — Education and Nursing Programs — Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

 Interim Reports 

  • College of Arts and Sciences — French and Italian Studies
  • College of Engineering — Department of Electrical Engineering — Combined Undergraduate-Graduate Program
  • School of Public Health — Department of Global Health — Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy
  • School of Public Health — Nutritional Sciences Program

2019–2020

Full Reviews

 College of Arts & Sciences

  • School of Art
  • Department of Germanics

College of the Environment

  • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Environmental and Management Graduate Certificate

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Interdisciplinary Individual (Ph.D.) Program
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies Group

School of Medicine

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Comparative Medicine
  • Department of Microbiology

School of Pharmacy

  • School of Pharmacy (including Master of Science in Biomedical and Regulatory Affairs)

School of Public Health

  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
  • School of Public Health (Graduate Certificates only)
  • School of Public Health — Public Health Genetics Program

School of Social Work

  • School of Social Work

UW Bothell

  • School of Educational Studies

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology — Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods
  • Foster School of Business — Master of Supply Chain Management
  • College of Education — Graduate Certificate in Mixed Methods Education Sciences
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Global Innovation Exchange Group — Master of Science in Technology Innovation Degree Program
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Molecular Engineering and Sciences Group — Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Science, Technology and Society Studies Group  — Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology and Society Studies
  • UW Bothell — School of Business — Master of Science in Accounting
  • UW Bothell — School of STEM — Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • UW Tacoma — Urban Studies — Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies

 Interim Reports

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Comparative History of Ideas Program
  • College of Arts and Sciences — Department of Psychology
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Museology Group
  • School of Public Health — Dean’s Office — Master of Health Administration

2020–2021

Full Reviews

 College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Astrobiology Program
  • Department of Astronomy
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese (including Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies 5-Year Review)

School of Dentistry

  • School of Dentistry (M.S.D. only)

College of Engineering

  • Department of Bioengineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering

College of the Environment

  • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • School of Oceanography

Graduate School – Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Group

School of Medicine

  • Department of Biological Structure

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Department of Psychology — Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Developmental Disabilities Group — Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
  • School of Law — Master of Jurisprudence

Interim Reports

  • Department of Oral Health Sciences

2021–2022

Full Reviews

 College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of History

College of Built Environments

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Landscape Architecture

Business

  • Foster School of Business

College of Engineering

  • Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering

School of Medicine

  • Department of Pathology (Graduate Certificate in Molecular Medicine only)
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Ph.D. only)

UW Tacoma

  • Education Program
  • Institute of Technology
  • Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Program

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Built Environments — Graduate Certificate in Real Estate
  • College of Built Environments — Urban Studies Program — Master of Arts in Community Planning
  • College of Engineering — Department of Bioengineering — Master in Applied Bioengineering
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Data Science Group — Master of Science in Data Science
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Group — Graduate Certificate in Neural Computation and Engineering
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Textual Studies Group — Graduate Certificate in Textural and Digital Studies
  • School of Nursing — Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
  • UW Bothell — School of Educational Studies — Graduate Certificate in Digital Teaching and Learning

 Interim Reports 

  • School of Dentistry — Department of Oral Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine — MEDEX Northwest
  • School of Medicine — Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (MOT, MPO, DPT only)
  • School of Medicine — Department of Genome Sciences
  • School of Nursing (A.B.S.N./B.S.N./Ph.D.)
  • School of Public Health — Department of Epidemiology
  • UW Tacoma — Social Work and Criminal Justice Program

2022–2023

Full Reviews

 Arts and Sciences

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Department of Comparative Literature Cinema and Media
  • Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Graduate School – Interdisciplinary Statistical Genetics Group

School of Law

  • School of Law (including Ph.D.)

School of Medicine

  • Department of Pathology

School of Public Health

  • Department of Biostatistics (including Graduate Certificate in Statistical Genetics)

5-Year Reviews

  • Foster School of Business — Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • School of Pharmacy — Department of Pharmacy — Graduate Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • School of Public Health — Graduate Certificate in Public Health — Climate and Health
  • School of Public Health — Graduate Certificate in Public Health — One Health
  • UW Bothell — School of STEM — Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations
  • UW Tacoma — Milgard School of Business — Master of Science in Business Analytics

2023–2024

Full Reviews

 Arts and Sciences

  • School of Drama
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology

College of Built Environment

  • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Program on Climate Change
  • PhD in the Built Environment

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Computational Molecular Biology Group
  • Urban Design and Planning — Ph.D.

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Built Environments — Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation

Interim Reports

  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Urban Design and Planning Group

20242025

Full Reviews

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Asian Languages and Literature
  • Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
  • Department of Physics

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Graduate School – Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Group

The Evans School

  • Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

2025–2026

Full Reviews

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Comparative History of Ideas Program
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of French and Italian Studies
  • Law, Societies and Justice Program
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Political Science

Dentistry

  • Department of Oral Health Sciences

Education

  • College of Education

College of Engineering

  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Graduate School — Master of Science in Technology Innovation Degree Program (GIX)

Information School

  • Information School

School of Medicine

  • Department of Immunology

Nursing

  • School of Nursing

School of Public Health

  • Department of Epidemiology

UW Tacoma

  • UW Tacoma — Social Work and Criminal Justice Program

2026–2027

Full Reviews

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Dance Program
  • Department of Scandinavian Studies

College of Engineering

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Medicine

  • Department of Genome Sciences
  • MEDEX Northwest
  • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (MOT, MPO, DPT only)

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Museology Group