New Graduate Request

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Create a new course

Use this process to propose a new graduate course.

Modify or close a course

Use this process to modify an existing graduate course (i.e., change the prefix, number, lab code, course title, transcript title, credit hours, contact hours, rotating and variable topic options, repeatable credit and S/U options, prerequisites, co-requisites and/or course description) or to close (terminate) an existing graduate course.

Transfer ownership of course

Use this process to transfer ownership of a graduate course.

concentration is an organized curriculum within a graduate major. It is offered as part of a major and enhances or complements the major in a manner which leads to specific educational or occupational goals.

Create a graduate or interdisciplinary concentration or enter into an existing interdisciplinary concentration

Use this process to propose the creation of a new concentration in an existing graduate major or to enter into an existing interdisciplinary concentration.

Modify a graduate or interdisciplinary concentration

Use this process to modify an existing graduate or interdisciplinary concentration (i.e., change the required or elective coursework). Do not use this process to close (terminate) a concentration. Note that changing the required credits of a concentration necessitates changing the required credits of the degree program.

Close (terminate) a graduate or interdisciplinary concentration

Use this process to close (terminate) a graduate or interdisciplinary concentration. Do not use this process to close a major or a degree program.

A major is an organized curriculum offered as part or all of a degree program. A major may have the same name as the degree program, but the CIP code is assigned to the degree program. Creation of a major that will not be associated with an existing degree program requires the creation of a new degree program.

Create a new major

Use this process to create a new major under an existing graduate degree program. The major must be reasonably associated with the degree program and share common core courses with any other major(s) in the same degree program.

Modify a major

Modify the curriculum of a major

Use this process to modify the required or elective coursework in a graduate major. Do not use this process to close (terminate) a major. Note that changing the required credits of a major requires changing the credits of the degree program.
 

Change the total required credits of a major

To change the credits of a major, you must change the credits of the degree program (all majors in a degree program must have the same number of required credits). Go to Change Credits for a Graduate Degree Program.

Change the name of a major

Use this process to change the name of an existing graduate major. Do not use this process to change the name of a degree program.

Close a major

Use this process to close (terminate) a graduate major in a degree program with two or more existing majors. Note that closing a major in a degree program that consists of only a single major amounts to closing the degree program, which must be requested using the process for closing an academic degree program.

A for-credit certificate is an organized curriculum of credit courses offered as a distinct area of study that leads to specific educational or occupational goals. Certificate programs may consist of courses that are part of a degree program or distinct courses that are created outside of any degree program.

Create a new certificate

Use this process to propose the creation of a new graduate certificate.

Modify an existing certificate

Use this process to modify an existing graduate certificate. Do not use this process to close (terminate) a certificate.

Close an existing certificate

Use this process to close (terminate) a graduate certificate.

Create a new degree program

Use this process to propose the creation of a new graduate degree program.

Modify a degree program

Change total required credits

Use this process to change the total required credits of a graduate degree program

Change the degree program name

Use this process to change the name of a graduate degree program.

Close, suspend or reactivate a degree program

Close a degree program

Use this process to close (terminate) a graduate degree program. Reasons for program closure (termination) include insufficient enrollment or student interest, duplicate programs, misalignment with mission or strategic plan, or changes in the discipline.

Suspend or reactivate a degree program

Use this process to suspend or reactivate a graduate degree program. Programs with consistently low enrollments, or programs that are not currently active, should be suspended or closed. Suspended programs are still required to perform any required annual or cyclic reviews.

Create a new combination degree

Create a new combination (undergraduate/graduate) degree program

Use this process to propose the creation of a new joint (undergraduate/graduate) degree program.

Create a new combination (graduate/professional) degree program

Use this process to propose the creation of a new joint (graduate/professional) degree program.

Create a new combination (graduate/graduate) degree program

Use this process to propose the creation of a new joint (graduate/graduate) degree program.

End Participation in Combination degree program

An Academic Assessment Plan (AAP) documents the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for a degree program. Every major must be accompanied by an AAP. More information is available on the Office of Institutional Assessment website.