Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Programs (SSGPDP) allow the university to serve additional students above and beyond the resources provided by the state while fulfilling demonstrated higher education and workforce needs.
Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Programs (SSGPDPs) are mid-level graduate professional degree programs that do not receive any state funding support and cannot be subsidized by tuition or fees paid by students in state-supported programs. SSGPDPs can be established to meet new and unmet educational needs for which there are no existing State resources.
SSGPDP students are typically mid-career or working professionals and these programs offer schedules and degree completion timelines that are more accessible to these students. SSGPDP students must meet the same academic standards and go through the same admission process as other UC Davis graduate programs.
Campus Review of SSGPDPs
Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Programs must meet the same rigorous academic standards as any other graduate degree program at UC Davis. SSGPDPs undergo regular academic program review by Graduate Council, and periodic additional campus reviews for academic quality and financial sustainability. Requirements for SSGPDP self-assessments are included in the UC Davis Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 200-26.