New programs

Review/Approval Process

The documents below are intended to support the review and approval process for the development of new graduate programs, new streams within existing graduate programs and new graduate certificates. 

Individual academic units are responsible for completing the relevant templates provided below.  Although requests for new programs, streams and certificates can be submitted at any time, the approval process can take many months and so the effective date will ultimately be determined by the date of final approval.  Academic units are encouraged to consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies regarding approval timelines well in advance of beginning the required documentation.

Begin by choosing the appropriate tab in the accordian below and refer to the Step by Step Approval Process document first to guide you through the process.

Questions regarding timelines and procedures can be directed to the Coordinator of Information, Research and Communication in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at

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