Academic Affairs

Program Approval Matrix

 

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

Curators

CBHE

New doctoral degree program

NP w/ Clarifying Comments

X

X

X

X

New degree program, except doctoral

NP w/ Clarifying Comments

X

 

X

X

New stand-alone graduate certificate

NP

X

 

 

X

New graduate certificate in existing degree program

PC

X

 

 

X

Change/add/delete emphasis area in program

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 under-graduate certificate

PC

X

 

 

X

New minor

 

Information only

 

 

 

Program requirements

 

 

 

 

 

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