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.

2020–2021

Full Reviews

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Department of Psychology — Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • School of Law — Master of Jurisprudence
  • UW Bothell — School of Business – Master of Science in Accounting

Interim Reports

  • College of Engineering — Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering
  • School of Dentistry — Department of Oral Health Sciences

2021–2022

Full Reviews

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Undergraduate Neuroscience Program
  • Astrobiology Program
  • Department of Astronomy
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

College of the Environment

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

College of Engineering

  • Department of Bioengineering (Including Five-Year Review of Master of Applied Bioengineering)
  • Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering

Graduate School – Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Group
  • MSDS – Master of Science in Data Science Program

School of Medicine

  • Department of Biological Structure
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Comparative Medicine

School of Pharmacy

  • School of Pharmacy

School of Public Health

  • Public Health Genetics Program

School of Social Work

  • School of Social Work

UW Bothell

  • School of Educational Studies (Including Five-Year Review of Graduate Certificate in Digital Teaching and Learning)

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Built Environments — Department of Real Estate — Graduate Certificate in Real Estate
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Group — Graduate Certificate in Neural Computation and Engineering
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Textual Studies Group — Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies
  • Graduate School — Interdisciplinary Developmental Disabilities Group — Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
  • School of Nursing — Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
  • UW Tacoma — Urban Studies Program — Master of Arts in Community Planning

Interim Reports

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Department of Statistics
  • School of Dentistry — Department of Oral Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine — Department of Bioethics and Humanities
  • School of Medicine — Department of Genome Sciences
  • School of Medicine — MEDEX Northwest
  • School of Medicine — Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (MOT, MPO, DPT only)
  • School of Nursing (A.B.S.N./B.S.N./Ph.D.)
  • School of Public Health — Department of Epidemiology
  • UW Bothell — School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • UW Tacoma — School of Education and School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
  • UW Tacoma — Social Work and Criminal Justice Program

2022–2023

Full Reviews

Business

  • Foster School of Business

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of History

College of Built Environments

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Landscape Architecture

College of the Environment

  • Program on the Environment

College of Engineering

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

School of Medicine

  • Department of Microbiology
  • 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

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

5-Year Reviews

  • Foster School of Business — Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • School of Pharmacy — Department of Pharmacy — Graduate Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • UW Bothell — School of STEM — Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations
  • UW Tacoma — Milgard School of Business — Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • College of Education — Graduate Certificate in Education, Equity and Society

Interim Reports

  • College of Arts & Sciences — Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media

2023–2024

Full Reviews

Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Comparative Literature Cinema and Media
  • Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Statistical Genetics Group — Graduate Certificate in Statistical Genetics

School of Law

  • School of Law (including Ph.D.)

School of Medicine

  • Department of Pathology

School of Public Health

  • Department of Biostatistics

5-Year Reviews

  • College of Built Environments — Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation

Interim Reports

  • College of Arts and Sciences — Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • College of Built Environments — Department of Construction Management

2024–2025

Full Reviews

Arts and Sciences

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

College of Built Environments

  • Ph.D. in the Built Environment

School of Dentistry

  • School of Dentistry

College of the Environment

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

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

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

School of Public Health

  • Health Services Administration

UW Tacoma

  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

2025–2026

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
  • Graduate School – Graduate Certificate of Science, Technology and Society Studies

The Evans School

  • Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

UW Tacoma

  • School of Urban Studies

2026–2027

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

2027–2028

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

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Museology Group

2028-2029

Full Reviews

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Department of Applied Mathematics
  • Department of Communication
  • Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media
  • Department of Geography (Including Master of Geographic Information Systems)
  • Department of Slavic Languages and Literature

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
  • School of STEM
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies

2029-2030

Full Reviews

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics

College of Built Environments

  • Runstad Department of Real Estate

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 and Design

School of Medicine

  • Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

UW Bothell

  • School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

UW Tacoma

  • Milgard School of Business