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Program Approval Process

Students Studying

To Register New Programs and Program Changes

New programs and requests for program or title changes need whatever individual school approvals are required before being officially sent by the Dean's Office of the particular School to the Office of Academic Program Review for review and submission to the New York State Education Department. (However, the Office of Academic Program Review will review drafts at any point during the internal NYU process.) Please submit two copies of final proposals.

Undergraduate proposals may need to be reviewed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee, and proposals for new graduate programs on the master's and doctoral levels also need the approval of the University-wide Graduate Commission before they are officially submitted to the Office of Academic Program Review. Dual degree programs based on existing registered programs do not need such approval. Proposals must have the approval of the particular School before being submitted to the UCAC or Graduate Commission.

The Commission meets four times a year and is chaired by Lauren Benton, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, and the administrative contact is Dale Rejtmar (88040). The UCAC meets twice yearly and is chaired by Matthew Santirocco, Senior Vice Provost. The contact person is Ryan Poynter (84429)

Programs involving study abroad will also need approval from the Office of Global Affairs.

After the Office of Academic Program Review reviews a proposal it will be submitted to the New York State Education Department.

Key Terms:

Program: major or curriculum leading to a degree or certificate. The educational requirements of a program must be registered with the New York State Education Department. The program title of a student's declared major appears on his/her transcript.

Concentration: significant sub-area of a program approved by the New York State Education Department. The title of a student's declared concentration appears on his/her transcript.

Dual Degree Program: combined curriculum, typically with a credit-saving component, that is registered with the New York State Education Department and that results in two awarded degrees. The title of a student's declared dual degree program appears on his/her transcript. The student may be registered in both schools at the same time.

Joint Degree Program: combined curriculum that is registered with the New York State Education Department and for which two or more academic units contribute to the educational requirements that lead to one awarded degree.

2013-14 Graduate Commission Calendar:

Fall Meetings 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, submission deadline Friday, September 6, 2013 (6pm)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, submission deadline Friday, November 1, 2013 (6pm)

Spring Meetings 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, submission deadline Friday, January 31, 2014 (6pm)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, submission deadline Friday, April 4, 2014 (6pm)

2013-14 Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee Calendar:

Fall Semester Meeting No. 1 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, submission deadline Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Semester Meeting No. 2 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013, submission deadline Thursday, December 5, 2013

Spring Semester Meeting No. 1 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, submission deadline Monday, February 24, 2014

Spring Semester Meeting No. 2 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 submission deadline Monday, April 14, 2014

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