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  • Policies and Procedures Manual 2016-2017

    All graduate students are required to abide by and meet the regulations and policies set forth in these most current and revised Graduate School Policies and Procedures, which are also available at http://gradschool.wsu.edu/policies-procedures. Any exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing by the student through the major professor and chair of the major graduate program to the Dean of the Graduate School, who may then consider such an exception.

    http://gradschool.wsu.edu/policies-procedures

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    Table of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................................................... 1

    CHAPTER ONE ...................................................................................................................................................................... 5

    ADMINISTRATION OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS .................................................................................................................... 5

    A. EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL .......................................................................................... 5 1. Programs....................................................................................................................................................................... 6 2. Students ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7 3. Faculty ........................................................................................................................................................................... 8 4. Administration ............................................................................................................................................................... 9 5. External Constituents ................................................................................................................................................ 10

    B. ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL .............................................................................................................. 10 C. FACULTY SENATE GRADUATE STUDIES COMMITTEE ....................................................................................................................... 11 D. GOVERNANCE OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS .................................................................................................................................... 11

    1. Graduate Program Bylaws ....................................................................................................................................... 11 2. Approval of Graduate Program Bylaws .................................................................................................................. 12 3. Graduate Program Participants ............................................................................................................................... 12

    E. GRADUATE SCHOOL POLICY....................................................................................................................................................... 16 1. Establishment of Policies .......................................................................................................................................... 16 2. Exceptions to Policy, Petition Process, Accommodations ................................................................................... 16 3. Institutional Responsibility to Current Graduate Students ................................................................................... 17 4. Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity ........................................................................................................................ 17 5. Graduate and Professional Student Grievance and Appeal Processes ............................................................ 17 6. Electronic Signatures on Graduate School Form ................................................................................................. 18

    CHAPTER TWO ................................................................................................................................................................... 20

    CLASSIFICATION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS ....................................................................................................................... 20

    A. ADVANCED DEGREE CANDIDATES .............................................................................................................................................. 20 1. Regular Degree-Seeking .......................................................................................................................................... 20 2. Provisional Degree-Seeking ..................................................................................................................................... 20

    B. NON-DEGREE SEEKING GRADUATE STUDENTS .............................................................................................................................. 20 1. Not Advanced Degree Candidate (NADC) ............................................................................................................ 20 2. Graduate Certificates ................................................................................................................................................ 21 3. Non-Degree Graduate (formerly UNDG) ................................................................................................................ 21

    C. VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT (VGS) ......................................................................................................................................... 22 D. VISITING INTERNATIONAL AND RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE GRADUATE STUDENTS (VIGS) ......................................................................... 22 E. NON-DEGREE SEEKING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ....................................................................................................................... 23

    CHAPTER THREE ................................................................................................................................................................. 24

    ESTABLISHING AND MODIFYING GRADUATE PROGRAMS.................................................................................................. 24

    A. DESCRIPTIONS OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS.................................................................................................................................... 24 1. Doctoral Programs..................................................................................................................................................... 24 2. Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. ....................................................................................................... 26 3. Master’s Programs .................................................................................................................................................... 26 4. Combined Degree Programs ................................................................................................................................... 26 5. Dual Master’s Degree Programs (Internal to WSU) ............................................................................................. 26 6. Dual Degree Programs (WSU and External Institution) ....................................................................................... 27 7. Concurrent Professional/Graduate Programs (Internal to WSU) ....................................................................... 27 8. Graduate Certificate Programs ................................................................................................................................ 27

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    9. Graduate Minors ....................................................................................................................................................... 28 B. GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT MULTIPLE CAMPUSES .......................................................................................................................... 28 C. ESTABLISHING NEW GRADUATE PROGRAMS ................................................................................................................................. 29 D. ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING GRADUATE PROGRAMS ....................................................................................................................... 30 E. DEFINITION OF GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES .................................................................................................................................. 30 F. ADDITION OR MODIFICATION OF GRADUATE COURSES ................................................................................................................... 33

    CHAPTER FOUR .................................................................................................................................................................. 34

    APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS ...................................................................................................................................... 34

    A. GENERAL POLICIES ................................................................................................................................................................. 34 B. PROVISIONAL ADMISSION ...........................................................................................................................