The program approval process varies considerably, depending on the nature of the proposal.

(This is also available as an easy to print PDF file.)

Program Approval Matrix

(http://www.umsl.edu/services/academic/Curriculum/matrix.html) 

All curricular changes require C&I Committee and Faculty Senate approval after governance reviews in the department and/or college. Some changes also require approvals beyond the campus, as shown below.

Type of Request

CBHE Form(s)

System

External Review

CBHE

New doctoral degree program

NP  (see VPAA webpage)

X

X

X

New degree program, except doctoral

NP  (see VPAA webpage)

X

 

X

New stand-alone graduate certificate (RARE)

NP

X

 

X

New graduate certificate in existing degree program

PC

X

 

X

Change/add/delete emphasis area that’s on transcript

PC

X

 

X

Change title of degree program

PC

X

 

X

Combine existing programs

PC

X

 

X

Delete an existing program

PC

X

 

X

Archive an existing program

PC

X

 

X

New undergraduate certificate

PC

X

 

X

New minor

None

 

 

 

Program requirements

None

 

 

 

Bulletin description

None