Regents' Advisory Committee on Graduate Study (RACGS)


The Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) has been charged by the General Assembly with the responsibility to approve, approve with stipulations, or disapprove all new degrees and new degree programs to be offered by institutions of higher education in the State of Ohio. As part of the process needed to fulfill this general charge, the Chancellor of the OBR has delegated the responsibility for the assessment of new graduate degree programs to the Regents' Advisory Committee on Graduate Study (RACGS), which is composed of the graduate deans of the Ohio universities. Graduate program evaluation by RACGS leads to a formal recommendation and report from RACGS to the Chancellor of the OBR. Responsibility for the final program decision, however, rests with the Chancellor of the OBR. Program assessment and evaluation are based on the criteria provided in the RACGS Guidelines and Procedures for Review and Approval of Graduate Degree Programs.

Important RACGS Links

Participating Member Institutions

Please note that Case Western Reserve University and the University of Dayton, (private institutions) which have extensive doctoral programs, were invited to join and are included in RACGS.


Stephanie McCann, Ph.D., PMP
Associate Vice Chancellor, Program Development & Approval
Ohio Board of Regents
(614) 387-1466

Ms. Charlotte (Char) F. Rogge
Administrator for Graduate Programs
(614) 466-0886