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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 through Kuali Curriculum Management (CM). Please review the Academic Planning Cycle. Notification of academic plan approval will be sent directly to the unit by the Provost’s office.

Step 2: Once preapproval is received

Develop the full proposal to establish the proposed concentration using the Proposal to Establish a New Program form in Kuali CM.

Step 3: Unit approvals

Complete all necessary internal approvals within your unit/college. The new degree program proposal should be completed through the internal unit/college workflow in Kuali CM by the published deadlines for further university approvals.

Step 4: University Graduate Council, CAPC and Provost’s approval

These constitute all approvals at the university level for concentrations. The Graduate College will send the approval notification through Kuali CM to your dean once the proposed program is approved and ready for implementation. No new degree program can be implemented until the final approval notification is distributed.