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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 a graduate certificate using the Proposal to Establish a New Program form in Kuali Curriculum Management (CM).

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

Step 3: Unit approvals

Complete all necessary internal approvals within your unit/college. The certificate proposal should be completed through the internal unit/college workflow in Kuali CM 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 notification through Kuali CM to your dean once the proposed program is approved and ready for implementation. No new certificate program can be implemented until the final approval notification is distributed.