Welcome to the Home Page of the Dean of Academic Programs

The Office of Academic Programs coordinates the university-wide policies and procedures applicable to current graduate students. Policies and procedures specific to a single program or school are handled by the program coordinator or school dean. Use the links at the left to find university-wide policies and procedures, including:
  • Administration of the Graduate Equity Fellowship
  • The Graduate Writing Requirement (GWAR) that must be met by all graduate students
  • Requirements of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that must be met by all students doing animal or human subjects research, which may include poling and access to data
  • Thesis requirements

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Education Building, Room 242
Phone: (661) 654-3420
Fax: (661) 654-6911

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Academic Programs

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, MC: 22EDUC
Education Building, Room 242
Bakersfield, CA  93311

Vernon B. Harper Jr., PhD
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (661) 654-3420
E-mail: vharper@csub.edu

Debra L. Jackson, PhD
Associate Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (661) 654-2786
E-mail: djackson9@csub.edu