Office of the Provost

New Degree Program Forms

Effective in Fall 2018, the School Dean must submit a pre-planning program notification memo to the Provost with a rationale before faculty begins preparing the new degree proposal at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. When the pre-planning program notification memo is submitted, a meeting will be scheduled between the School Dean and the Provost to discuss the new degree proposal. Upon receiving pre-approval from the Provost, faculty may proceed to prepare the degree program proposal.

Prior to beginning any new degree program proposal at UT Dallas, faculty may wish to have a consultation meeting with the Associate Provost for Policy and Program Coordination, Serenity Rose King. The Associate Provost reviews the proposal before it is routed through the governance process, and a consultation meeting expedites the review process.

Faculty should download the appropriate Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) forms for new degree program proposals at the baccalaureate/ master's level or at the doctoral level. The THECB form will include a section on how the proposed program will align with the state’s 60x30TX Strategic Plan for Higher Education, specifically students’ marketable skills that will be attained.

Although the Associate Provost will assist faculty with the budget section, faculty should be able to determine the appropriate funding codes associated with disciplines at different levels as found in the Formula Funding Codes and Rates matrix for FY 2020 and FY 2021 Biennium. For additional information about the formula funding and weighting rates, please review the Texas Legislative Budget Board’s General Academic Funding in section 26.

Student learning outcomes must be included in these proposals. For additional assistance, contact Dr. Gloria Shenoy, Director of Academic Assessment, in the Office of Assessment.

After securing approval from the Provost and, as needed, the President, the Associate Provost for Policy and Program Coordination will route the proposals to the Council for Undergraduate Education or to Graduate Council as appropriate to begin the internal governance approval process prior to the external review and approval process. The Associate Provost works closely with The University of Texas System (UT System) Office of Academic Affairs in submitting new degree program proposals as outlined in the UT System and THECB websites.

  • New Doctoral Programs
  • New Bachelor's or Master's Programs

  1. Pursuant to school's bylaws.