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Graduate Program Administration

Administrators supporting graduate students can use these webpages to find information about the policies and procedures related to PhD programs.

Ad Hoc Graduate Faculty Appointments

All tenure or tenure-line faculty members are automatically appointed to the graduate faculty. Learn how to submit a nomination for those who are not otherwise included in the school's faculty but are actively involved in graduate education in Weinberg College.

Graduate-Level Course Proposals

The Weinberg Graduate Curricular Committee reviews all proposals for new courses at the graduate level and existing 300-level courses proposed for graduate credit. 

Graduate Offer Letter Process

Guidelines for drafting letters of admission and steps to the communication process can be found here.

Financial Aid

Training and resources for entering student funding, requesting tuition scholarships and processing processing graduate student stipends.

Additional Pay Requests

Learn how to process incremental compensation for graduate students, in excess of their base stipend, when the student is in an active, appointed position.


Administrative calendars

Graduate program administration calendar - Find a general timeline for annual events that impact graduate programs. 

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