Office of the Provost

Approval Processes for New Academic Degree Programs, Program Modifications and Phase-Out of Programs

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).

Approval Process Information


For further information aobut these processes, contact Tammy Bimer at tammyc@umich.edu or 763-9983.

 

* The name Michigan Association of State Universities was adopted in 2015. The previous name was the Presidents Council of State Universities of Michigan (PCSUM).

September 2018