Professional Degrees & Self Supporting Programs

UCSC Policies and Guidelines

Santa Cruz policies provide guidance for State-supported professional programs (and schools), for self-supporting programs, and for professional degree fees (often referred to as "PDF"s).

The document below describes the financial planning and approval process for establishing new professional schools and charging professional degree fees or self-supporting program fees for new or existing academic programs. 

The document is in draft form as the campus continues to develop and refine processes in these areas.  Parts of the self-supporting fees section are based on proposed revisions to the system-wide Policy on Self-Supporting Part-Time Graduate Professional Programs that have not been adopted.  These areas are highlighted in yellow and will be updated after the new system-wide policy is in place.

Contacts

Financial information related to professional degree fees or self-supporting fees, as well as academic and program planning:

More Resources

(PDF) UC-wide policy review
UC Office of the President request for Senate comments on proposed revisions to the 1996 policy on Self-Supporting Part-Time Graduate Professional Degree Programs.

UCSC policies and procedures
Campus policies and procedures governing the establishment, disestablishment, and change of academic units and programs.