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Graduate - New Degree Program Development

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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.

System Information: http://systemacademics.usf.edu/curriculum/new-degree-type.php
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 - cdh@usf.edu - in the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) - with any questions

  1. Submit the required signed form in PDF and the draft Graduate Catalog Copy in Word to cdh@usf.edu  by the posted deadline.

  2. Once approved by Council, OGS will forward the Proposal to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) for addition to the SUS-USF Inventory

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. Graduate Catalog Update:  The Graduate Catalog database is then also updated to include the new Program in the next Catalog.