Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Graduate Curriculum Proposals

The Graduate Curriculum Proposal submission and approval process is online and the process begins with the Department Chairperson. In addition, the department chairperson will be able to check where a specific graduate curriculum proposal is in the process. If at any time in the process a proposal is disapproved, comments will be sent back to the chairperson. After revisions are made, the Chairperson will need to re-submit the proposal via workflow.


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Dr. Hua Li

Dr. Michael Cherry 

Dr. Ari Sherris

Dr. Ambrose Anoruo

Dr. Weimin Xi

Dr. Jesse Orth

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Graduate Curriculum Proposal and Identifier / Routing Sheet