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Establishing a new graduate certificate

Step 1: Preapproval
Include the proposed graduate certificate in the academic plan of your college, school or institute. Academic plans must be submitted to the Provost's office by the published deadlines. Please review the Academic Planning Cycle. Notification of academic plan approval will be sent directly to the unit by the Provost’s office.

Step 2: Develop
Develop the full proposal to establish the proposed certificate using the establishing graduate certificates template (downloads Word file).

Guidelines for graduate certificates can be found in the ASU Graduate Policies and Procedures.

Step 3: Complete all necessary approvals
within your unit, college/school/institute. Your dean’s office should submit the final proposal as well as all supporting documents to by the published deadlines for further university approvals.

Step 4: University Graduate Council, CAPC, University Senate and the Provost’s approval
The above offices constitute all approvals at the university level. The Graduate College will send the approval memo and operational parameters to your dean once the proposed program is approved.