Graduate Council Policies

Graduate Council policies govern graduate degree requirements and aspects of graduate program management. Policies are grouped thematically and include references to important non-Graduate Council policies and information.

If you have any questions or difficulty finding information below, please contact Graduate Council Analyst Judi Garcia at judgarcia@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-0623.

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Graduate Programs, Groups, and Degrees

New Proposal Requirements

Degree Requirements

Bylaw Requirements

Joint Doctoral Programs

Self Supporting Degree Programs

Additional Policies & Resources


Designated Emphases (DE)

Proposal & Revision Requirements

Bylaw Requirements


Graduate Academic Certificates (GAC)

Proposal Requirements

Additional Policies & Resources


University of California Resources