Office of the Provost

Academic Forms

As the University continues to expand its academic programs in response to the University's Strategic Plan, academic officials will work in concert with Associate Provost Serenity Rose King to prepare proposals for new degree and certificate programs and requests for approval from The University of Texas System (UT System), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) when applicable.

For assistance with new degree program proposals, new certificate proposals, or administrative change requests, please contact Dr. Serenity Rose King, Associate Provost for Policy and Program Coordination, via email or by phone at 972.883.6749.

Reporting the Various Types of Substantive Changes

New programs and some changes to existing programs may require prior approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), our primary accrediting agency. In such cases a prospectus (no more than 25 pages plus appendices) must be completed. Some changes may require only prior notification while other changes may require both prior notification and approval. While it may be helpful to be familiar with the SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy and Procedures, Dr. Serenity Rose King, is available to guide faculty through the process before routing a proposed request through the internal and/or external governance process.

Current List of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) keeps a current list of undergraduate and graduate programs, including CIP codes.


  1. The term Concentration is often used interchangeably with other terms such as Designation, Emphasis, Option, Pathway, Specialization, or Track.