Department chairs should submit Letters of Intent (LOIs) and program proposals to their dean or associate dean for graduate studies for initial review and approval. The decanal unit will then submit the LOI or program proposal to the Graduate School. All LOIs and program proposals should be submitted to Katie Darling, associate dean for academic services (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy sent to Brittany Iannucci, academic services coordinator (email@example.com).
It is strongly recommended that you consult with Katie as you are preparing your LOI and program proposal. This will likely save time as well as help clarify any questions you may have.
Upon review by the Associate Deans Graduate Council and approval by the dean of the Graduate School, the Graduate School will submit the proposal to SUNY-Central.
There is no formal minimum. In general, graduate certificates are 12-15 credits in length. Professional certificates often require more credits.
All communication must be routed through the Graduate School
which is the single point of contact with SUNY-Central/SED. You may
communicate with SUNY-Central or SED only if they contact you
HEGIS and CIP codes are numerical designators used to provide a taxonomic scheme that supports the tracking, assessment, and reporting of fields of study. HEGIS codes are used by SUNY-Central and SED. CIP codes are used at the federal and international levels.
Once the Letter of Intent is approved by SUNY-Central, a list of five qualified external evaluators and their CVs or bio-sketches should be submitted to the dean of the Graduate School, who will transmit the names to SUNY-Central for approval.
The host department of the proposed new program pays for the external evaluation.