Graduate Council

Who We Are
The Marshall University Graduate Council makes policy recommendations with respect to the graduate education mission of the university to the university President. Specific functions include: facilitation of long range planning for graduate education at Marshall University; recommendation of new programs and courses; evaluation of existing programs and courses; facilitation of graduate accreditation; recommendation of promotion and tenure policies related to graduate education; recommendation of approval of graduate faculty to the university President.

Curriculum and Program Requests

Beginning January 2017, all Curriculum and Program requests are due on the 1st day of the month before the next meeting of Graduate Council. Graduate Council meets January, February, March, April, September, October and November (or December, depending on the fall holiday break).

John and Frances Rucker Award for Graduate Advising is now open.

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Accelerated Master’s Degree

Consider proposing an accelerated master’s degree for your program.
The new degree gives you a great opportunity to recruit your best undergraduate students and to help them save both time and money!
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Meeting Schedule & Agenda

2021-2022: FRIDAY, 1PM - 3 PM

Aug 27 (committee meetings only)
October 1 (September meeting, first working meeting)
Oct 29
Nov 19
Jan 28
Feb 25
Mar 25
Apr 29:
All meetings will be held virtually through the MU Access TEAM. Contact Lori Howard at for the TEAMS link. All requests are due on or before the first of the month. For example. to be placed on the agenda for the October meeting, all requests (both electronic and hard copy) must be received on or before October 1.