New Programs or Changes to Existing Programs

As of fall 2018, the creation of new degree programs will follow a university-wide schedule. The schedule and process are noted below. Please choose the appropriate form based on the program’s classification (undergraduate and master’s, or doctoral) and the accompanying budget form. Please send completed proposals and budget forms to Terri Day, Vice Provost for Academic Administration, 940-565-4392,

Forms for Requesting a New Program or Changes to an Existing Program:

Process and Schedule Schematic

New Program/Standalone Certificate Notice of Intent

Proposal for New Undergraduate and Master’s Programs/Certificates and Changes to Existing Programs

Proposal for New Doctoral Programs and Changes to Existing Doctoral Programs

Budget Forms and Instructions:

Instructions for Filling out the 5-Year Budget Form for Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Budget Form

Instructions for Filling out the 5-Year Budget Form for Graduate Programs

Graduate Budget Form

Please direct Budget Form questions to Elizabeth Vogt, Director of University Accreditation, 940-369-5288,

WHEN TO USE THESE FORMS: Use these forms when: (a) creating a new degree/standalone certificate (online, face-to-face, or hybrid); (b) adding a concentration to a degree (only required if the concentration significantly changes the degree in its current form); (c) consolidating degrees; (d) closing a degree or certificate; (e) increasing/decreasing SCH for a degree/certificate; (f) changing a CIP code; (g) changing program modality to more than 50% electronically delivered, e.g. online, video conferencing, etc.; (h) entering into a collaborative academic arrangement that includes the initiation of a dual/joint program; (i) offering a degree or certificate program at an offsite location; (j) initiating a direct assessment competency-based educational program; (k) renaming a degree/certificate; (l) creating a Grad Track pathway (a copy of the Grad Track application should be attached to this form); (m) changing the name of a college/academic department; (n) moving degree/certificate programs between colleges/departments; (o) moving departments to other colleges; or (p) creating/closing a department/college.

Additional Resources:

CIP Code Catalog

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Degree Program Inventory Change

Texas Workforce Commission

THECB Accountability System

THECB Inventory of Degree Programs

UNT Fact Book

UNT 18 Characteristics of Doctoral Programs


THECB 60x30TX Plan