Review process for establishing graduate degree programs and academic units

There are more than 700 graduate degree programs across the UC system, and this number continues to climb. As new graduate programs are introduced, they are reviewed by faculty and administrators at both the campus and system levels, as outlined in the Compendium: Universitywide Review Processes for Academic Programs, Academic Units, and Research Units.

Description of the universitywide review process for establishing graduate degree programs.

Description of the universitywide review process for establishing new schools and colleges.

In partnership with the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs (CCGA), IRAP coordinates the system-level review of campus proposals for new graduate programs and other academic units while also tracking the progress of these proposals, as seen below. For questions related to administrative review of programs or other academic units, contact Chris Procello at Chris.Procello@ucop.edu. For questions related to the Senate review of programs or other academic units, contact Fredye Harms at Fredye.Harms@ucop.edu. For the formal list of academic units and degrees authorized by the Regents see Regents Standing Order 110.1.

Academic programs/units currently under review

Campus

Name of program or unit

Degree

Campus transmittal letter date

First date as CCGA agenda item

Action requested

Current status

Irvine Education Sciences Master 4/3/24 5/1/24 Establishment Senate review: Discussed at 6/5/24 CCGA meeting
Irvine Management Master 2/28/24 3/6/24 Establishment Senate review: Approved at 6/5/24 CCGA meeting
Academic programs/units approved or resolved during Academic Year 2023-24

Campus

Name of program or unit

Degree

Campus transmittal letter date

Date of CCGA approval

Action requested

Final status

Davis Nurse Anesthesia D.N.P. 1/23/24 6/5/24 Establishment CCGA letter issued 6/13/24. Presidential approval letter signed 7/10/24.
Irvine Business Analytics M.S. 2/28/24 5/1/24 Establishment CCGA letter issued 5/6/24. Presidential approval letter signed 7/11/24.
Davis Medical Device Development M.Eng. 12/1/23 4/3/24 Establishment CCGA letter issued 4/23/24. Academic Council letter issued 5/28/24. Presidential approval letter signed 7/17/24.
Los Angeles Medical Physiology M.S. 10/20/23 Establishment Not approved at 6/5/24 CCGA meeting.
Irvine School of Population & Public Health 11/8/23 4/3/24 Establishment CCGA letter issued 4/10/24. Academic Council letter issued 5/28/24. Regental approval completed 7/17/24.
San Diego Public Health Ph.D. 12/13/23 4/3/24 Establishment CCGA letter issued 4/17/24. Presidential approval letter signed 5/8/24.
San Diego Physician Assistant Studies M.A.S. 1/19/24 2/7/24 Establishment CCGA letter issued 2/8/24. Presidential approval letter signed 2/26/24.
San Diego School of Computing, Information, & Data Science 10/15/23 2/7/24 Establishment CCGA letter issued 2/16/24. Academic Council letter issued 4/3/24. Regental approval completed 7/17/24.
San Francisco AI & Computational Drug Discovery & Development  M.S. 10/11/23 12/10/23 Establishment CCGA letter issued 1/16/24. Presidential approval letter signed 2/21/24.
Los Angeles Real Estate Development Master 6/16/23 12/6/23 Establishment CCGA letter issued 12/7/23. Academic Council letter issued 12/14/23. Presidential approval letter signed 1/23/24.
Riverside Public Health Master 2/28/23 10/4/23 Establishment CCGA letter issued 10/5/23. Academic Council letter issued 10/26/23. Presidential approval letter signed 11/20/23.