Curriculum & Academic Programs

Propose New Graduate and Professional Programs

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education developed an explicit and streamlined format for new degree proposals. Read more about this at the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs.

New master’s-level and doctoral-level graduate and professional programs must be approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, as do graduate and professional certificates. The Office of University Academic Planning & Policy provides details on approval requirements in its General Matrix for the Administrative Approval Process for New Academic Programs.

A plan for assessment is a key element in any degree proposal. The planning matrix offers a framework for developing the appropriate assessment plan for your program. Download the planning matrix »

The IUPUI Graduate Office has outlined the approval process and the documentation required for new graduate and professional degree proposals. Information can be found on the Graduate and Professional Program Approval Process webpages »

Once a new University Graduate School program has received final approval, UGS program administrators should contact Jeff Rutherford at to ensure that the program is included in the University Graduate School Bulletin. Additional information is available from the IUPUI Office of the Registrar.