Office of the Provost

New Academic Degree Program Approval Procedures

All new academic programs leading to a new degree or new field of study (concentration or major) must undergo an internal and external review process before the program can be implemented and marketed to potential students. Internally, all programs must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department/school/college, and by the Provost's Office.

Depending on the specifics of the degree program and field of study, new programs may also require approval by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the University's Board of Regents. Finally, all new programs must also undergo external review through the Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU), formerly the Presidents Council of State Universities of Michigan (PCSUM).

Approval Process Information

For further information, contact Tammy Bimer at or 763-9983.

August 2016