Graduate - New Degree Program Development
There are several steps involved in the development of a new graduate degree program. First determine if the Program to be created will result in a new CIP Code for USF, or if it falls under an existing CIP. Once that is determined, follow the steps below.
NEW GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM UNDER A NEW CIP
If creating a New Degree Program, please refer to the Systems Academic Website: http://systemacademics.usf.edu/curriculum/new-program.php
NEW GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM UNDER EXISTING CIP
To add an additional degree option under an existing CIP.
Forms: Request to Establish a New Graduate Program (Major) Under Existing CIP Code Form (Word)
Deadlines: Consult Click here for printable Grad Council dates
Contact: Carol Hines-Cobb - firstname.lastname@example.org - in the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) - with any questions
Submit the required signed form in PDF and the draft Graduate Catalog Copy in Word to email@example.com by the posted deadline.
Once approved by Council, OGS will forward the Proposal to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) for addition to the SUS-USF Inventory
Once the State has added the new program to the SUS-USF Inventory, a letter of approval is sent to the Provost and OIE. OIE will confirm final approval to OGS.
Creation of a Major Code: Once the Office of Graduate Studies receives notification of the approval, OGS will notify the Registrar and the Office of Admissions so that a major code may be created in Banner and the Admissions Application may be updated to include the new Program.
Graduate Catalog Update: The Graduate Catalog database is then also updated to include the new Program in the next Catalog.