New Graduate Degree Program

Approval Process Overview

A proposal for a new graduate degree is initiated by the submission of a New Graduate Program Proposal. Click here for new instructions and proposal templates (DOCX). The steps for approval are described in the flow chart below. 

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the Graduate College Dean's Office,

After Degree Approval

Complete the New Academic Program Submission Form

  • After final approval is received, the submitting program faculty will complete a New Academic Program Submission form. Completed forms should be sent to April Poteet (ML 0097) to obtain the required signatures.
  • The form will then be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

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