For Certificate and Advanced Certificate programs, use this New Program Proposal form from the New York State Education Department.
PLEASE NOTE: The New York State Department of Education has provided new guidance that advanced certificates must now be 15-18 credits.
For Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's Degree Programs, use the Application for Registration of a New Program form.
If you are proposing a new distance education program, you will need to complete this Application to Add the Distance Education Format to a New or Registered Program form in addition to the New Program form. Beside New York State approval, you will also need authorization from those other states in which enrolled students reside. All new program proposals require completion of the Non-New York State Authorization Form. Please visit NYU's Non-New York State Authorization and Distance Education site for further information.
The following information should be provided to the Office of Academic Program Review separately from the above program proposal documents. Please submit two copies. In addition, item #2 should be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Committee when the program proposal is submitted to the UPC.
An external review of the proposed program is required if the program is a graduate-level program, its subject matter represents a new or emerging field, or if an external review is requested by the State Education Department. It is expected that the proposed external reviewer is a recognized expert in the field of the proposed program, as demonstrated by appropriate educational credentials, professional experience and academic teaching and/or administrative experience in similar programs. The proposed reviewer must not have a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with the institution or program under review.
The following documents should be provided in PDF format: