New Graduate Degree Option Guidelines

The Graduate Schools’ Office of Academic Affairs and Planning coordinates the review of new degree option proposals.

The review process is outlined in the degree option proposal flowchart for all campuses:

New graduate degree options require review and approval by the Office of Academic Affairs & Planning based on information provided in the full New Degree Option Proposal.

New Degree Option Proposal

The first stage of new degree option development is contacting the Office of Academic Affairs & Planning ( for guidance and feedback. Units must submit a draft new degree option proposal (Word document) for review and comment. A staff liaison will be assigned once the draft document has been submitted. Submission of the final, signed degree option proposal is by email to the assigned staff liaison.

Guidelines for New Graduate Degree Option Proposals are available in the following document: