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Graduate academic program development forms

In order to facilitate the uniform review of proposals and to assist proposing units with the fullest possible development of their program strategies, many forms, templates and other proposal instruments have been carefully conceived and developed. Below, please find links to some of these documents. As always, you are encouraged to contact Graduate College at the earliest stages of proposal development.

New graduate degrees

To develop a full proposal to establish a new master's or a doctoral degree, click on Proposal to Establish a New Master's Degree or Proposal to Establish a New Doctoral Degree. Information may be found under the Academic Programs section of the Curriculum Development webpage. In addition, please refer to the "establishing a new" tab above to review the steps in the process.

Establishing graduate certificates

The establishing graduate certificates template is used to propose a graduate certificate. Please refer to the "new graduate certificate" tab above to review the steps in the process.

New graduate concentration proposal

The new graduate concentration proposal is used to establish a new concentration under an existing degree. Please refer to the "new concentration" tab above to review the steps in the process. Please note that a "concentration" is a subspecialty within a degree and major which reflects that the student has fulfilled a designated, specialized course of study that will appear on the students’ transcripts. Concentrations are assigned a plan code for official reporting/record-keeping purposes.

Change request templates: existing graduate academic programs

These templates should be used when a unit is proposing changes to an already-approved academic program. Examples are: changes to the minimum required hours for a certificate or degree, changes to the culminating experience option(s) available to students in a program, or changes in the delivery format for a graduate program.

Request to establish bachelor's/master's accelerated degree program

Use the Proposal to Establish an Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (4+1) degree program form as the template to request a new accelerated program. To add a new concentration combination to an existing 4+1 accelerated program, use the Addendum to Existing Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (4+1) degree program template.

This accelerated degree program guidelines document describes the policies and guidelines for the development and implementation of an accelerated bachelor/master's degree program, when both the degrees are existing programs at ASU. (revised September 26, 2017)

Request to establish a master's concurrent program

Use the Proposal to Establish a Master’s Concurrent program form as the template to request a new official concurrent master’s degree  combination. To add a new concentration combination to an existing concurrent program, use the Concurrent Program Addendum template.

Proposal templates to establish a master's in passing (MIP)

  • no existing master's degree, This template is used when proposing to establish a Master's degree in Passing (MIP) under a PhD program that does not have a standalone master's degree in the same major as the PhD. The proposed title for the MIP must be identical to the title of the corresponding PhD program.
  • existing master's degree, This template is used when proposing to establish a Master's degree in Passing (MIP) under a PhD program that does have a standalone master's degree that already exists in the same major as the PhD.

New graduate track proposals

The new graduate track proposals form is to propose a new track for an existing graduate degree or concentration. A track is a focused area of study within a degree program and differs from a concentration because it is not formally recognized by the university, thus is not assigned a plan code for official reporting/record-keeping purposes and does not appear on the ASU transcript.