Helpful Hints

No new program can begin until it has received all of the necessary approvals, both within and outside of the University. Additionally schools should not start to advertise a new program until the process of review has been completed. It is, therefore, in the best interests of the school to seek authorization for a new program and prepare the supporting materials in a timely manner.

Once a new proposal has been approved within the school, it will typically take a minimum of 18-24 months to gain all of the necessary University and external approvals. Departments and schools should, therefore, keep the following considerations in mind in asking for permission to begin advertising/recruiting for a new program.