New York University Graduate Commission

New Program Proposal Submission Guidelines (Overview)

The Graduate Commission reviews all new master's and doctoral program proposals to ensure that each of NYU's schools with graduate components maintains comparable standards of work for the degrees and that there is no curricular overlap between or among the schools. The Commission is composed of one dean, one faculty member, and one student representative from each school with a graduate program. The Commission does not review new program concentrations, however they must be submitted to New York State Education Department via the Office of Academic Program Review.

Each new program proposal must pass four levels of review in the following order:

   1. School/Unit level

   2. University level I: The Graduate Commission, which reviews new program proposals four times each academic year (see meeting dates and deadlines table below)

   3. University level II (Office of the Provost): The Office of Academic Program Review (APR) and The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA)

   4. The New York State Education Department

New program proposals that are submitted to the Commission must contain the data specified under New Program Proposals (Part II) below, as outlined by the Office of Academic Program Review.

The criteria for master's, doctoral, and licensure qualifying programs are different (see below) and that the items noted for exclusion by or optional for the Graduate Commission are required to be submitted to the Office of Academic Program Review and the New York State Education Department.

Meeting Dates and New Program Submission Deadlines 2013-2014

All meetings take place in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Humanities Initiative, which is located at 20 Cooper Square (at East 5th Street) and are scheduled from 10am-11:30am.

Meeting Date Submission Deadline
Wednesday, October 2, 2013*
Friday, September 6, 2013 (6pm)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013 (6pm)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014 (6pm)
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014 (6pm)

*Meeting cancelled on 9/25/2013

Meeting Dates and New Program Submission Deadlines 2014-2015

All meetings take place in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Humanities Initiative, which is located at 20 Cooper Square (at East 5th Street) and are scheduled from 10am-11:30am.

Meeting DateSubmission Deadline
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014 (6pm)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 (6pm)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 (6pm)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015 (6pm

Submission of Proposal Guidelines (Part I)

Go here for submission of proposal formatting guidelines

New Program Proposal Requirements (Part II)

Go here for a checklist of what should and should not be included in your proposal submission

Commissioners for 2013-2014

Go here for a roster of those individuals who sit on the Commission

Updated on 02/26/2014