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Establishing a new concentration under an existing graduate degree

Step 1: Preapproval
Include your proposed concentration in the academic plan of your college, school or institute. Academic plans must be submitted to the Provost’s office by the published deadlines. Please review the Academic Strategic Plan Cycle.

Step 2: Once preapproval is received
After preapproval, notification will be directly sent to the unit by the Provost’s office. Then develop the full proposal to establish the proposed concentration. New Graduate Concentration Proposal.

Step 3: Complete all necessary approvals
After approvals within your unit, college/school/institute, have your dean’s office submit the final proposal as well as all supporting documents to curriculumplanning@asu.edu by the published deadlines for further university approvals.

Step 4: University Graduate Council, CAPC and the Provost’s approval
These constitute all approvals at the university level for concentrations. The Provost’s office will send the approval memo and operational parameters to your dean once the proposed program is approved.