The Graduate Programs Committee (GPC) policy manual and bylaws describe the duties of the committee.  According to the mission of the GPC “The Graduate Programs Committee (GPC) is responsible for all matters related to graduate programs, including the following primary activities: (a) review and development of criteria for new graduate courses and programs, (b) appointment and removal of graduate faculty, (c) consideration of student requests for exceptions to certain graduate policies, (d) review of Excellence in Education award applications, and (e) assessment and analysis of Graduate Bulletin changes prior to the Dean of Graduate Education and Research. Additional information, including a list of current Graduate Programs Committee members, is located at

Graduate Faculty Status

For all new applicants and renewals:

Course and Program Proposal Submission Guidelines

Deadline for Inclusion in the 2020-2021 Bulletin:  October 1, 2019*

*Individual course proposals and minor program revisions will be accepted through February 1, 2020.

Instructions for submission:  All submissions must use the official forms below.  Submissions must take the form of individual Word documents combined together as a .zip file.

Submissions and Correspondence:  Direct all e-mail correspondence concerning GPC matters to the current chair of GPC, Dr. Frankie McCormick at

Official Forms:  The forms below must be used for all GPC submissions.

New or Substantially Revised Graduate Program Form
New 500 Level Course (graduate credit only) Form
New 400 Level Course for Graduate Credit Form
Course Change (all courses 400 level and above) Form
Minor Program Change Form
Program Deletion Form
Course Deletions (all courses 400 level and above) Form