New Degree Program & Certificate Requests

New Proposal Forms & Submission Process

All forms and attachments for new degree programs and certificates must be submitted through the new Data Submission Portal (DSP). Only individuals responsible for submitting program and certificate requests will have access to the DSP. For questions related to access and submission, please contact Emma Gelsinger ( If possible, please wait until the new online forms are available to submit future proposals and requests.

  • Late September: Estimated online form availability for workforce certificate applied/academic associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Late September/Early October: Estimated online form availability for program and administrative change requests and doctoral/professional programs.

The content required for each online form can be found below.

Please note: If your program approval process includes submission of the forms to THECB by a system office, the new forms and portal will continue to allow for this submission process. Please contact your system office with questions related to internal routing of program approval forms.

Public University & Health-Related Institutions

New Embedded Associate, Bachelor's, or Master's Degree
New Doctoral or Professional Programs
Academic Certificates

Effective September 1, 2023, UHRI academic certificates do not require 50-mile notification or approval by the THECB prior to delivery. Institutions must notify Academic and Health Affairs within 90 days of delivery of a new certificate program. An online notification form will be available by November 1, 2023.

Degree Proposal Budget & Enrollment Information


For questions related to degree program forms and approval, contact the Academic & Health Affairs division.