Graduate Academic Program Approvals

New Degree Programs – Required Approvals

Request for New/Modified UConn Academic Degree Program or Name Change

  1. Academic Department
  2. College/School
  3. Graduate Executive Committee and Graduate Dean
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. CT Board of Higher Education
  6. Provost informs Registrar

The approval process must be completed by the end of January in order to become effective in May on the day following Commencement.

Fields of Study and Areas of Concentration (Master’s or Doctoral) – Required Approvals

Request for New/Modified UConn Academic Degree Program or Name Change

New Fields of Study and selected STEM related Areas of Concentration

  1. Academic Department
  2. College/School
  3. Graduate Executive Committee and Graduate Dean
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. CT Board of Higher Education
  6. Provost informs Registrar

Most Concentrations

  1. Academic Department
  2. College/School
  3. Graduate Executive Committee and Graduate Dean

The approval process must be completed by the end of January in order to become effective in May on the day following Commencement.

Changing name of Field of Study

  1. Academic Department
  2. College/School
  3. Graduate Executive Committee and Graduate Dean
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. CT Board of Higher Education
  6. Provost informs Registrar

The approval process must be completed by the end of January in order to become effective in May on the day following Commencement.

Interdisciplinary Field of Study

When a field of study is sponsored by two or more departments, all of the departments and schools or colleges must approve in addition to all of the other required steps.

Changes to Concentrations

  1. Academic Department
  2. College/School
  3. Graduate Executive Committee and Graduate Dean

Interdisciplinary Areas of Concentrations

When a field of study is sponsored by two or more departments, all of the departments and schools or colleges must approve in addition to all of the other required steps.

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Certificates – Required Approvals

Graduate Certificate Form

  1. Academic Department
  2. College/School
  3. Graduate Executive Committee and Graduate Dean
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. CT Board of Higher Education
  6. Provost informs Registrar

The approval process must be completed by the end of January in order to become effective in May on the day following Commencement

Subject Areas – Required Approvals

Subject Area Processing Form

  1. Academic Department
  2. College/School
  3. Graduate Executive Committee and Graduate Dean
  4. Provost informs Registrar