The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC)

The GSC is composed of at least one Faculty member from each graduate degree program in the Department and one graduate student. Members are appointed by the Graduate Coordinator, with the approval of FAC, for a period of one year. The size of the committee is not fixed. The membership from the departmental sub-disciplines should be adequately balanced.

The GSC assists the Graduate Coordinator, who serves as the GSC chair, with the oversight and development of the Department’s graduate program.  The GSC reviews proposals for new graduate courses, changes in course content and related curricular matters, and conducts periodic reviews of the Department’s graduate program as a whole. The GSC is responsible for evaluating applications for admission, evaluating and recommending candidates for graduate appointments, and monitoring the progress and academic performance of graduate students in the Department.

 Recommendations of the Graduate Studies Committee for major changes in graduate curriculum, policies, or degree requirements must be approved by the Graduate Faculty prior to forwarding to the Chair, whose recommendations go to the College.