Faculty and Staff Resources



Graduate Council

The purpose of the council is to discuss and approve such things as graduate program policy, program review, and the strategic plan for graduate education.


The graduate council consists of the Vice Provost, Academic Programs (Chair), a faculty member (graduate coordinator) from each master's program, and one student representative from each college.


Meetings are held during the academic year on the first Monday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in NHE 106.

Fall 2016 Meeting Schedule

September 12, 2016
October 3, 2016
November 7, 2016
December 5, 2016 

Agendas and Notes

Reference Materials

Best contact for questions about.....
Who to call for questions about financial aid, international students, requirements, etc.

Making Expectations Explicit (pdf version) (Word version)

Anonymization Guidelines

Stanford University Graduate Education Advising & Mentoring webpage

Policy on Graduate Program Culminating Experience Requirements (13-12/13-APC)

Policy on Administrative-Academic Probation and Disqualification (#12-13/14-APC)

Graduate Course List Guide

Title 5 Requirements for Master's Degree (CSU website)

Documentation of Examination for Currency for Extension of the 7-year Limit (pdf) Contact Academic Programs if you have questions regarding the specific requirements for demonstrating currency.

Tuition Waiver Eligibility and Timeline (pdf)

Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Awards Announcement
& Nomination Form

Graduate Student Federal Work Study Program 16-17

Deadlines* for Master's Program Culminating Experience:

Fall graduation: December 10th
Spring graduation: May 10th
Summer graduation: July 25th (requires notification of Graduate Studies before the end of the spring semester)

*Forms documenting satisfactory completion of theses, projects, and comprehensive examinations are due in Academic Programs/Graduate Studies office by 5 p.m. on the relevant deadline, as are archive-ready digital copies of master's theses and projects.

If the deadline falls on a weekend it will be extended to 5 p.m. the following Monday.