Programs in a Licensed Profession

New Programs

For Certificate and Advanced Certificate programs in a licensed profession, use this Application for Regulation of a New Program.

For Bachelor's and Master's programs in a licensed profession, use This application form.

If proposing a distance education program, please complete this Distance Education proposal form from the New York State Education Department.  

When proposing a program leading to a certificate, advanced certificate, or doctoral program, please first contact the Office of Academic Program Review for information on the appropriate form to use.

Depending on the professional field of study, additional materials may be needed to supplement the application form. Please submit a brief description of the proposed program to the Office of Academic Program Review as early as possible in the planning process to avoid delay.

Additional Requirements 

The following information should be provided to the Office of Academic Program Review separately from the program proposal documents listed above. Please submit two copies. In addition, items #2 and #3 should be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Committee, if appropriate, when the program proposal is submitted to the committee. 

  1. Projected Revenue Related to the Proposed Program 
  2. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan. For information on requirements or assessment plans and sample templates, please visit this Office of Academic Assessment site. Your Student Learning Outcomes 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 Graduate Program Committee. The proposal submission to either committee should also include your assessment plan. 
  3. Undergraduate Program Requirements, or 
  4. Graduate Program Requirements
  5. Non-New York State Activity. All new program proposals require completion of the Non-New York State 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

If proposing a graduate degree program below the doctoral level, an undergraduate program in engineering or engineering technology, an undergraduate program in a new or emerging field, or an undergraduate program in an allied health area (unless the program is accredited), you will need an evaluation of the program by a recognized expert in the field who has been approved in advance by the State Education Department, as well as a response to the evaluation. Please provide the Office of Academic Program Review with a brief description of the proposal and the vita of 3 or 4 proposed reviewers via email as early as possible in the planning process to avoid delay. The proposed reviewer must not have a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with the institution or the program being reviewed. Conflict of interest forms signed by the institution and by the external evaluator should be maintained in the program's file and copies provided to the Office of Academic Program Review.

Provide the Office of Academic Program Review with a PDF of the signed external review form and a response to the evaluation, including how the proposal was modified in response to the reviewer's comments.