Institutional Plan for Graduate Degrees (IPGD)

The IPGD comprises a list of degree programs approved internally for development to begin during the 2011-12 academic year.  The intention is that these programs would be implemented no later than Fall 2014.

We anticipate that colleges will review and select from proposals generated by their academic units.  We would like to receive the college-approved proposals by March 14th so we can finalize the 2011-12 update to the IPGD by the end of the Spring 2011 semester.

Please provide the following information (in two or fewer pages) for degree programs or graduate certificates you wish to have considered for inclusion on the plan:

§  Need and demand for the degree

§  Target audience

§  Faculty resources to be utilized

§  Graduate courses (existing and proposed) underpinning the degree

§  Conformity with the VT Strategic Plan, particularly with regard to research emphasis and interdisciplinary nature

§  Source of financial support

§  Anticipated implementation date

Send proposals to Rosemary Blieszner, Associate Dean, Graduate School (, 1-5645) by March 14, 2011.