Graduate Programs Resources for Deans & Chairs

Below are resources maintained by The Graduate School to help Deans and Chairs manage and oversee their graduate programs.

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Program Reviews

Program Reviews Portal

All undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs at the University are subject to regular review. This process serves three purposes: first, to inform long-range planning on the stability and viability of programs; second, to provide educational units (typically departments) with the opportunity to engage in self-study and program enhancement; and third, to inform the University and state agencies of program development and data. Each program is reviewed on a seven-year cycle. The review is conducted by internal and external review committee members and is summarized and approved by the Graduate Council or Undergraduate Council. Recommendations that can be achieved within the resources of the University are incorporated into an action plan for improvement during a discussion with the cognizant dean and senior vice president, summarized in a final memorandum of understanding. The most recent review packets are posted on this portal.

Program Review Archive

This archive contains review-associated documents for the most recent as well as past program reviews.  Access is limited to chairs and deans (and those they designate), along with other administrators directly involved in the review process.  For information about access, please contact

Additional Program Review Information & Review Cycle Schedule

Western Regional Graduate Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has approved the University of Utah to participate in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Students may be eligible for in-state tuition rate if they are a resident of one of the WRGP participating states.

More information or WRGP Proposal