Responsibilities of Graduate Programs Committee and Director


  • Serve as an admissions committee to make recommendations on applicants for departmental graduate programs.
  • Ensure proper administration of Ph.D. Candidacy Examinations.
  • Rule on special matters pertaining to graduate student programs.


  • Facilitate placement of prospective students and the orientation of new students.
  • Oversee graduate student progress and certify program and graduation requirements.
  • Serve as graduate student ombudsman.
  • Serve as ex-officio member on Department Graduate Programs Committee.
  • Represent the Department at the College Graduate Coordinator Meetings.
  • Coordinate program reviews and learning outcomes assessments.