Qualified Graduate Program [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 609.4 [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter VI -- Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; Part 609 -- Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions Program; Subpart A – General], the term qualified graduate program means “a graduate or professional program that --

(i) Provides a program of instruction in the physical or natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or other scientific disciplines in which African Americans are underrepresented;

(ii) Has been accredited or approved by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association. (The Secretary publishes a list in the Federal Register of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations.); and

(iii) Has students enrolled in that program when the institution offering the program applies for a grant under this part.”