Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies helps graduate programs and their faculty and students succeed. Located in the Administration Building, the office of the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies supports program development, advising faculty in transforming existing degree and certificate programs or building new ones at the post-baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral level. Graduate Studies also is a resource for students seeking scholarships or facing special challenges such as probation or disqualification. The office helps maintain academic integrity through the fair and consistent administration of various graduate policies, including those issued by the Chancellor and by the university's Academic Senate. It works closely with Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) as students enter and work their way through various degree requirements. Together with GAPE, Graduate Studies interprets and administers the policies and procedures outlined in the sections that follow.