New York University Graduate Program Committee

About the Graduate Program Committee

The Graduate Program Committee (GPC) reviews and recommends to the Provost the approval of proposals from colleges, schools, and portal campuses with respect to new graduate programs granting masters' and doctoral degrees. The Committee evaluates all master’s and doctoral program proposals to ensure that the University’s colleges, schools, and portal campuses with graduate components maintain comparable standards of work for the degrees. It ensures that there has been consultation with the relevant colleges, schools, and/or portal campuses; and that there is minimal curricular overlap between or among the units. The Committee also may formulate recommendations to the Provost on other matters that relate to graduate education in the University. The Committee does not review new program concentrations, however they must be submitted to New York State Education Department via the Office of Academic Program Review.

The committee is advisory to the Provost and is co-chair by Lauren Benton, GSAS Dean and Professor, and Uli Baer, Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity. It is staffed by Dale Rejtmar, GSAS Executive Assistant to the Dean and Administrative Manager.

The composition of the committee can be found on the Provost's web pages.

New Program Proposal Submission Guidelines (Overview)

Each new program proposal must pass four levels of review in the following sequence:

1. School/Unit level
2. University level I: The Graduate Program Committee, which reviews new program proposals four times each academic year
3. University level II (Office of the Provost): The Office of Academic Program Review (APR) and The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA)
4. The New York State Education Department

New program proposals that are submitted to the GPC must contain the data specified under New Program Proposals (Part II) below, as outlined by the Office of Academic Program Review.

The criteria for master's, doctoral, and licensure qualifying programs are different (see below) and that the items noted for exclusion by or optional for the GPC are required to be submitted to the Office of Academic Program Review and the New York State Education Department.

Meeting Dates and New Program Submission Deadlines 2014-2015

All meetings take place in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Humanities Initiative, which is located at 20 Cooper Square (at East 5th Street) and are scheduled from 10am-11:30am.

Meeting DateSubmission Deadline
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014 (6pm)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 (6pm)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 (6pm)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015 (6p

Submission of Proposal Guidelines (Part I)

Go here for submission of proposal formatting guidelines

New Program Proposal Requirements (Part II)

Go here for a checklist of what should and should not be included in your proposal submission

Updated on 08/14/2014