UW Graduate School

Calendar of Upcoming Reviews

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

  • Full reviews include all undergraduate and graduate degrees 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, held five years after program 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

 Interim Reports and 5-Year Reviews

  • College of Built Environments — M.S. in Real Estate only
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Master of Sustainable Transportation — 5-Year Review)
  • Department of Health Services & Department of Pharmacy (Graduate Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research) — 5-Year Review
  • Department of Psychology — 3-year Interim Report
  • Department of Pathology — Molecular Basis of Disease Ph.D.
  • Department of Anthropology — Interim Report
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Individual Ph.D.— Interim Report
  • School of Law (Ph.D. only) — Interim report
  • UW Bothell — School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Poetics) — 5-Year Review
  • UW Bothell — School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Graduate Certificate in Software Design and Development) — 5-Year Review

2017–2018

Full Reviews

College of College of Arts & Sciences

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

College of Built Environments

  • 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, SPH Graduate Certificates)

UW Bothell

  • UW Bothell — Computing and Software Systems
  • UW Bothell — School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • UW Bothell — School of Business

 Interim Reports and 5-Year Reviews

  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Second Language Studies Group (Graduate Certificate in Second and Foreign Language Teaching) — 5-Year Review
  • UW Tacoma — Institute of Technology — Interim Report plus MCL 5-Year Review
  • Arts & Sciences — Graduate Certificate in Astrobiology — Interim Report
  • Department of Comparative Literature — Interim Report
  • Graduate Certificate in Mixed Methods Education Sciences — 5-Year Review
  • Department of Health Services (including MHI&HIM) — 5-Year Review

2018–2019

Full Reviews

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of Germanics
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of English
  • Jackson School of International Studies (Graduate Certificate in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies)
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese (including Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies 5-Year Review)
  • Department of Statistics

School of Medicine

  • Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics
  • Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Department of Biological Structure
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Physics

School of Public Health

  • School of Public Health – Public Health Genetics Program

College of Engineering

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

College of the Environments

  • MS in Science for Teachers & Environmental Management Graduate Certificate
  • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies Group
  • Quantitative and Environmental Resources Management Group
  • Biological Physics, Structure & Design

UW Bothell

  • UW Bothell — School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (M.A.C.S., M.A.P.S.)

UW Tacoma

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

 Interim Reports and 5-Year Reviews

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.C.T.L.) — 5-Year Review
  • UW Tacoma — Education and Nursing Programs (Ed.D. in Educational Leadership) — 5-Year Review
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Design-Use-Build Group (Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design) — 5-Year Review
  • Department of Global Health (including Ph.D. and M.P.H.) — 3-year report
  • School of Public Health — Nutritional Sciences Program — 3-year Interim report
  • Department of Electrical Engineering (Combined Undergraduate-Graduate — [CUG]) Program — Interim Report
  • Jackson School of International Studies (including Ph.D. in International Studies; Graduate Certificate in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies) — 5-Year Review
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Public Scholarship Group (Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship — 5 year review
  • Jackson School of International Studies — Graduate Certificate in Korea Studies — 5-Year Review

2019–2020

Full Reviews

 College of Arts & Sciences

  • School of Art

School of Medicine

  • Department of Comparative Medicine
  • Department of Microbiology

School of Pharmacy

  • School of Pharmacy (includes M.S.B.R.A.)

School of Public Health

  • School of Public Health (Graduate Certificates only)

School of Social Work

  • School of Social Work

College of the Environments

  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Interdisciplinary

  • Interdisciplinary Individual (Ph.D.) Program

UW Bothell

  • School of Educational Studies

 Interim Reports and 5-Year Reviews

  • UW Bothell — School of Business (Master of Science in Accounting) — 5-Year Review
  • College of Education — Graduate Certificate in Mixed Methods Education Sciences — 5-Year Review
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Molecular Engineering and Sciences Group (M.S. and Ph.D.) — 5-Year Review
  • Arts & Sciences — Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods) — 5-Year Review
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Science, Technology and Society Studies Group (Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology and Society Studies — 5-Year Review
  • UW Tacoma — Urban Studies (M.S.G.T.) — 5-Year Review
  • Department of Psychology — 3-Year Interim Report
  • Department of Psychology — Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology: Prevention and Treatment — 5-Year report at a 3-Year framework
  • Arts & Sciences — Comparative History of Ideas Program — 3-year Interim report
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Global Innovation Exchange Group — Master of Science in Technology Innovation Degree Program — 5-Year Review
  • Foster School of Business — Master of Supply Chain Management — 5-Year Review
  • Department of Anthropology — Abbreviated Interim Report
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Museology Group — Interim Report

2020–2021

Full Reviews

 College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Graduate Certificate in Astrobiology
  • Department of Astronomy
  • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

College of Engineering

  • Department of Bioengineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering

College of the Environment

  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • School of Oceanography

School of Medicine

  • Department of Pharmacy — Master of Science in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs
  • School of Dentistry (M.S.D. only)

Graduate School – Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Health Services Administration Group
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Group

 Interim Reports and 5-Year Reviews

  • Department of Oral Health Sciences — Interim report
  • Department of Psychology — Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology — 5-Year Review
  • School of Law — Master of Jurisprudence — 5-Year Review
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Developmental Disabilities Group — Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities — 5-Year Review
  • Urban Studies Program — Master of Arts in Community Planning — 5-Year Review

2021–2022

Full Reviews

 College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of History
  • UW Tacoma — Education Program

College of Engineering

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

College of Built Environments

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Landscape Architecture

School of Medicine

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Pathology (Graduate Certificate in Molecular Medicine only)
  • UW Tacoma — Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Program
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Ph.D. only)

Business

  • Foster School of Business

UW Tacoma

  • UW Tacoma — Institute of Technology

 Interim Reports and 5-Year Reviews

  • UW Tacoma — Social Work and Criminal Justice — Interim Report
  • Department of Oral Health Sciences — Interim Report
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Data Science Group — Master of Science in Data Science — 5-Year Review
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Group — Graduate Certificate in Neural Computation and Engineering — 5-Year Review
  • Department of Bioengineering — Master’s in Applied Bioengineering — 5-Year Review
  • School of Nursing — Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care — 5-Year Review
  • College of Built Environments — Graduate Certificate in Real Estate — 5-Year Review
  • Interdisciplinary Textual Studies Group — Graduate Certificate in Textural and Digital Studies — 5-Year Review
  • UW Seattle School of Nursing (A.B.S.N./B.S.N./Ph.D.) — Interim Report

2022–2023

Full Reviews

 Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

School of Medicine

  • Department of Pathology

School of Law

  • School of Law

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Graduate School – Interdisciplinary Statistical Genetics Group

Interim Reports and 5-Year Reviews

  • Foster School of Business — Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (M.S.E.) — 5-Year Review
  • UW Tacoma — Milgard School of Business — Master of Science in Business Analytics — 5-Year Review
  • UW Bothell — School of Educational Studies — Graduate Certificate in Digital Teaching and Learning — 5-Year Review
  • UW Bothell — STEM — Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations — 5-Year Review

2023–2024

Full Reviews

 Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Sociology
  • School of Drama
  • Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Department of Psychology

School of Public Health

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

College of Built Environments

  • PhD in the Built Environment
  • Urban Design and Planning — Ph.D.

Interim Reports and 5-Year Reviews

  • Program on Climate Change (Graduate Certificate in Climate Science only) — Interim Report
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Computational Molecular Biology Group — Interim Report
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Urban Design and Planning Group — Interim Report

20242025

Full Reviews

College of Arts and Sciences

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

College of the Environment

  •  School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Program on Climate Change

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Graduate School – Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Group
  • Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

2025–2026

Full Reviews

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  • College of Education
  • Information School
  • Comparative History of Ideas Program
  • Department of French and Italian Studies
  • Department of Mathematics

School of Medicine

  • Department of Immunology
  • Department of Oral Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing

College of Engineering

  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

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

2026–2027

Full Reviews

 Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Museology Group