Planning New Graduate Programs
Proposals for new graduate programs begin with a consultation with the Graduate School to discuss the concept, receive information about the steps involved and connect to planning resources. As the concept develops, a Program Summary is prepared and reviewed by the College. Once approved, the Summary is developed into a detailed Program Proposal for University curricular, programmatic and funding review.
Graduate Program Definitions
Western Washington University’s graduate-level curriculum includes several types of degrees, certificates, and specializations. This planning resource serves to guide the development of new programs, summarizes the types of programs offered, and describes required processes for curricular and program review. Related planning resources include Planning New Graduate Programs (above), the Academic Coordinating Commission (ACC) Handbook, and ACC Curriculum Calendar.