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Graduate-Level Course Proposals


Proposals for courses at the graduate level, and proposals to make 300-level courses available for graduate credit, are reviewed by the Weinberg Graduate Curricular Committee.   Requests should be sent to the Dean's Office by Department Chairs, Program Directors, or Directors of Graduate Studies after they have gone through the appropriate departmental or program review.

Proposal Process

Before getting started – Is the proposed course in an interdisciplinary, cross-school or dual degree program?  If so, your proposal will be reviewed by TGS.  Guidelines for submission and the required template can be found here.

For new graduate-level courses and graduate credit for existing undergraduate courses:

1:      Complete a Weinberg Course Proposal form and include a syllabus. Note that in the case of 300-level courses proposed for graduate credit, the committee pays particular attention to how objectives, expectations and the evaluative process will differ for graduate students.  Your proposal will be reviewed by the Graduate Curricular Review Committee. If the course will be required, it will also be reviewed by TGS.  Once the review is completed, you will be notified of the committee's final decision.

2:     Once approval has been confirmed, your department must submit a New Course Form to the Office of the Registrar.

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