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New Mexico Council of Graduate Deans (NMCGD)

Meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis by the chair of the New Mexico Council of Graduate Deans typically through the dean of graduate studies on your campus.

NMCGD Members

NMCGD Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Graduate Program Approval Procedures

New graduate degree submission process (updated 2010) for the NMCGD

Revised procedures for the approval of some New Certificate Programs have been implemented.  See the section related to Certificate programs in 5NMAC 5.

Graduate Program Approval Procedures (Effective July 1, 2007)

Cover memo (pdf)

Notification of Intent

Graduate Program Submission Process, updated 2010, see above.

Graduate Program Projected Costs 

NMSU Certificate Guidelines

NMSU Certificate Criteria

NMCGD Pending Proposals




NMCGD Approved Proposals

NMCGD Proposals with Other Actions


Important Links

NMCGD Archive Site 

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)

Higher Learning Commission

National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP)

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS)

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC)

New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED)

New Mexico State Legislature

New Mexico Open Meetings Act

New Mexico Open Meetings Checklist

ProQuest Information and Learning (UMI)

Western Association of Graduate Schools

Western Name Exchange

Western Regional Graduate Program