Below Doctoral Level, Non-Licensure Profession, Non-Teacher Education

New Programs 

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.  

Distance Education Programs

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.

Additional Requirements

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 #3 should be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Committee  when the program proposal is submitted to the UPC. 

  1. Projected Revenue Related to the Proposed Program 
  2. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan. For information on requirements for assessment plans and sample templates, please visit the Office of Academic Assessment site. Your Student Learning Outcome Assessment Plan should be submitted to the Office of Academic Assessment by email to Diana Karafin at the same time your program proposal is submitted to the Undergraduate Program Committee or to the Graduate Program Committee. The proposal submission to either of those groups should also include your assessment plan. 
  3. Undergraduate Program Requirements.
  4. Graduate Program Requirements. 
  5. Non-New York State Activity. All new program proposals require completion of the Non-New York Authorization Form. This form requests information about out-of-state activities such as non-classroom experiences (clinical experiences, fieldwork, internships, et cetera), marketing and/or advertising, distance education, or proctoring in a state other than New York. For further information, visit the Non-New York State Authorization and Distance Education site. 

External Review 

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: 

  1. a copy of the original, signed evaluation of the program by a recognized expert in the field. who has been approved in advance by the State Education Department. The form to be used by external reviewers can be found here.
  2. the institution's response to the evaluation, including how the proposal was modified in response to the reviewer's comments.
  3. a brief rationale for the selection of the external reviewer.
  4. the external reviewer's resume/cv.
  5. a conflict of interest statement signed by the external reviewer.