Program Evaluation & Accreditation

In accordance with the New York State Regents Doctoral Evaluation Project, all doctoral programs in New York State are expected to undergo periodic evaluation. Starting in 1994, a modified ten-year cycle of Periodic Statewide Doctoral Program Reviews began.

In May 1994, CUNY adopted University-wide guidelines for academic program review. Following those guidelines, the Graduate Center instituted a series of internal self-studies of all programs, patterned on the New York State reviews. Experts will make site visits and study self-evaluations produced by the doctoral programs.

Some programs, such as Clinical Psychology, are also evaluated or accredited by other licensing agencies.

The Graduate School and University Center is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which requires a self-evaluation and site visit about every ten years (most recently in April 2010). Copies of the 2010 Middle States Self-Study are available in the Mina Rees Library.

For further information on evaluations, program review, and accreditation, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (212-817-7209).