The approval of a new graduate degree name, title or designation involves oversight by stakeholders. These stakeholders represent program faculty, college units, college deans, the university graduate faculty, the Board of Trustees and Ohio Board of Regents. The mechanism for approval is basically a two-phase process.
The Graduate School has developed a template for drafting a PDP. If the new degree program will be offered in an Online or Belended/Hybrid Delivery format, then the Oniline Delivery Request OBR Form (starting on page 2 - "Institional Support") should also be completed and submitted as an appendix to the PDP.
The steps of program approval are described below in the flow-chart and corresponding narrative. It typically takes one to two years for a new graduate program to receive formal approval and begin admitting students.
Please review the detailed process information below and reach out to Robert Zierolf (email@example.com) when you are ready to begin the process of developing a proposal. Also, if you have questions or would like to talk out any aspect of the review process, you are welcome to contact Stacey Ritter (firstname.lastname@example.org).