Any change in a program leading to licensure or in a related field requires approval by the State Education Department. Use the form found here to request approval for a change to a currently registered program.
Prior to completing the form, contact the Office of Academic Program Review to see if additional forms will be necessary. If the program leads to licensure, the proposal should explain how licensure requirements will continue to be met.
The application form accessed here is to be completed for a new degree program in a licensed profession.
When proposing a program leading to a certificate or advanced certificate, or a 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 copy of 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.
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 filed and copies provided to the Office of Academic Program Review.
The following information should be provided to the Office of Academic Program Review separately from the above program proposal documents. Please submit two copies.
If you are proposing a program which will involve marketing and/or advertising, non-classroom experiences (clinical experiences, field work, internships, etc.), or proctoring in a state other than New York, you must also visit the Non-NY State Authorization and Distance Education tab for additional information and requirements concerning approvals necessary from other states.