Graduate Program Development and Revisions

Academic Program Planning and Prioritization Process (effective Sept. 1, 2012)

Approval to plan a new academic program must be obtained from the Provost. This process must be completed prior to submitting a new academic program for on-campus and system level approval. Click here for details.

New Academic Programs Procedure for On-Campus and System Level Approval

The development of new Undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral or First Professional degree programs requires the completion of UNC-GA Policy No. 400.1.1 Appendix A (Notification of Intent to Plan) and Appendix C (Request for Authorization to Establish a New Degree Program). Click on the degree program level for further instructions and the necessary forms.

The development of degree-related Distance Education programs requires the completion of UNC-GA Policy No. 400.1.1[R] Appendix F (Notification of Intent to Plan) and Appendix G (Request for Authorization to Establish a New Distance Education Degree Program). Click on the degree program level for further instructions and the necessary forms.

There is an On-Campus Routing Form required for all Graduate Degree Actions for New Degree Programs, Change in Degree Program Title, or Discontinuation of Existing Degree Programs. Changes to Undergraduate Programs and Course Prefixes require separate documentation.

There is also a Signature Page required for creation of new degree programs (including Minors and Certificates) and all degree program changes.

Planning New Curricula

Degree Name Changes or Discontinuation

Required On-Campus Forms

  • On-Campus Routing Form
    Required for all Graduate Degree and Certificate actions, including creation of new programs, change in title, or discontinuation of existing program.
  • NC State Signature Page
    Required for all degree programs and certificate programs.

Other Program Actions

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