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New Graduate Degree Program

Approval Process Overview

A proposal for a new degree program is initiated by the submission of a Program Development Plan (PDP). The steps of program approval are described in the flow chart below. 

If you have questions regarding the review process, please contact Lori Griffin (

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New Program Approval Process (Flow Chart).

After Program Approval

  1. Create the PASLA
    • After final approval is received, the submitting program faculty will complete a New Academic Program Submission form. Completed forms should be sent to Lori Griffin (ML 0097) to obtain the required signatures. 
    • The form will then be submitted to the Registrar's Office for creation of a PASLA for the new program.
  2. Create the Program (P-1) and Curriculum (C-1s) in eCurriculum
    • Once a PASLA is created by the Registrars Office, the program faculty may develop a P-1 and corresponding C-1s in eCurriculum