Academic Program Development & Modifications

The resources on this page provide guidance and forms for public institutions that want to develop new degree and certificate programs, change one or more aspects of an existing program, modify an administrative unit such as a department or school, or offer a program in a new online modality or at a new off-campus location. Questions about these resources should be directed to

Administrative Changes

Information regarding administrative changes involving the creation of or changes to an academic administrative unit at a university or health-related institution.

Distance Education Resources

Information for Public Institutions seeking the approval process, notification requirements, and funding of distance education programs and courses.

Existing Program Changes

Guidelines and criteria for revisions to approved programs for public universities and health-related institutions.

New Certificate Requests

Guidelines and criteria for establishing certificate programs at universities and health-related institutions.

New Programs Requests

Information for Public Institutions seeking the development of new bachelor’s, master’s  and doctoral degree programs to provide policy, guidance and format for the review and program evaluation processes.