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Graduate Curriculum Processing

Effective July 6, 2018, The USF System Academic Leadership Council (SALC) approved to temporarily suspend action on all proposed curricular additions and changes that are non-essential to USF consolidation, required by accreditation, and/or responsive to documented workforce needs. This includes all levels of curricular offerings as defined in USF System Regulation 3.038: (a) degree programs; (b) majors; (c) concentrations; (d) minors; (e) tracks, specializations, clusters; (f) certificates; and (g) degree designators. In addition, this temporary suspension applies to the development and revision of individual courses and internal collaborative degree options, such as accelerated bachelors/master's degree programs and new concurrent degree programs.

Please direct any questions to the Office of Graduate Studies - Carol Hines-Cobb (
cdh@usf.edu) or academic leadership at USF Tampa (Dr. Chisolm, Vice Provost for Strategic Planning, Performance and Accountability - chisolm@usf.edu).


New Degree Programs | Changes to a Graduate Major (and New/Changed Concentrations)
Degree Program and/or Major Terminations or Suspensions
Concurrent Degree Graduate Majors | Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate Majors  | New Graduate Certificates  | Change to or Termination of a Graduate Certificate


See if needed for planning:  Click here for Grad Council deadlines and meeting dates


Steps/Routing for All Major (and Concentration) Actions:
  1. Faculty creates proposal and updates corresponding Graduate Catalog copy (to obtain a word copy of your catalog pages send an email request to cdh@usf.edu.)
  2. Faculty submits proposal to Department, then to School/College Curriculum Committee (if applicable). Note: Colleges have own internal procedures and deadlines; check with college for information.
  3. College Curriculum Committee submits to College Associate Dean
  4. College Associate Dean submits to Office of Graduate Studies by emailing the signed electronic packet which includes the PDF Approval form and the Catalog copy in WORD with track changes to cdh@usf.edu for preparation for Graduate Council review
  5. Office of Graduate Studies reviews the proposal for compliance to State Regulations and Accreditation requirements. 
       - If compliant, the proposal moves to the Graduate Council Curriculum Committee for review. 
       - If not compliant, the faculty proposer is notified of the needed changes so the proposal can be corrected and resubmitted.
  6. Graduate Council Curriculum Committee reviews proposal
  7. Office of Graduate Studies notifies faculty of approval/disapproval
  8. Office of Graduate Studies notifies the Registrar's office so that the Curriculum tables may be updated (if needed)
  9. Office of Graduate Studies updates the next Graduate Catalog with the changes.  Changes are effective with that Catalog.


NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS (CIP)
This includes New Degree Programs (new CIP); New Majors under existing CIPs; and new Degree Types under existing CIPS/Majors
Procedures:

Refer to the System Academics Website: http://systemacademics.usf.edu/curriculum/new-program.php

CHANGES TO A GRADUATE MAJOR (and new/changed/terminated Concentrations)
To make changes to an existing Degree Program (Major) or to add a Concentration, make changes to an existing concentration, or terminate an existing concentration within an existing Degree Program, do the following:

Procedures:

1.    Complete the Changes to Graduate Majors form (Word doc for Microsoft Internet Explorer)
2.    Update the Catalog Copy using track changes
3.    Follow routing steps above

NOTE:   any new curricular offering (e.g. new concentration, track, etc.) requires submission of a USF System Concept Proposal form for posting and required 14 day review by APAC before it can go through the standard Grad Council review process.   Refer to (https://www.systemacademics.usf.edu/curriculum/concept-proposal.php) for details.

 


DEGREE PROGRAM AND/OR MAJOR SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS
To suspend a Degree Program and/or Major  (i.e. place on Inactive Status) or to terminate an existing Degree Program and/or Major complete the following:

Procedures:

  1. Complete the Changes to Graduate Majors form  (Word Document - signature/routing form)
  2. See information on Systems Academic Websites - under "Other Forms"
  3. Complete the appropriate form for the requested action:
    1. To Suspend - Complete the Program Suspension form
    2. To Terminate only that major (but keep other majors in the same CIP) - complete the Program Termination- Partial CIP
    3. To Terminate the entire degree program (CIP and all majors under it) - complete the Program Termination - Full CIP
  4. Attach the corresponding Graduate Catalog copy showing the changes that will be needed if the proposal is approved. Follow the routing/steps noted at the top.


CONCURRENT DEGREE GRADUATE MAJORS- New or Changes
To formalize a Concurrent Degree Graduate Majors where both majors are already existing and approved.  Note: total combined hours must be at least 60 graduate hours.

Procedures:

NEW CONCURRENT DEGREES GRADUATE MAJORS

CHANGES IN CONCURRENT DEGREE GRADUATE MAJORS


ACCELERATED UNDERGRADUATE TO GRADUATE MAJORS- New or Changes
To formalize a Bachelors/Masters Program.

 


NEW GRADUATE CERTIFICATES
To create a New Graduate Certificate.

CHANGES TO OR TERMINATIONS OF GRADUATE CERTIFICATES
To change or terminate an existing Graduate Certificate

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