Proposal Tracking System

Here you can find the status of current program and administrative requests as well as information on actions taken by the Coordinating Board regarding past requests. Updates on program inventory preliminary authority requests currently under consideration will also be displayed here.

Proposal Submission and Tracking

More Information

Texas general academic and health-related institutions are authorized to offer approved programs as reflected in their program inventory. An institution must submit planning notification before submitting a new program request for the following:

  • Doctoral programs in any discipline
  • Engineering programs at any level (including multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engineering programs)
  • Programs with new costs likely to exceed $2 million during the first five years

An institution is considered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to be planning for a new degree program if it takes any action that leads to the preparation of a proposal for a new program. This includes hiring personnel, including consultants and planning deans; leasing and/or purchasing real estate; building facilities; and/or developing curriculum.

Planning notification must be submitted at least one year before submission of a proposal to offer the degree if the proposed program leads to the award of a “professional degree,” as defined by Texas Education Code, Section 61.306, including Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Juris Doctor (JD), and Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

Institutions submit planning notification through the online submission portal as a letter to the THECB’s Assistant Commissioner of Academic and Health Affairs. The letter should include the title, degree designation, CIP code of the program, the anticipated date of submission of the proposal, and a brief description of the program.

After submitting planning notification, an institution’s leadership may be requested to address the Board of the THECB at a regularly scheduled meeting to describe how the potential program would contribute to the state’s higher education efficiency and effectiveness, while avoiding costly duplication in program offerings, faculties, and physical plants.