Developing, reviewing, and approving degree and certificate proposals may take up to six months or more. The Rackham deans (Planning Group) review preliminary drafts and give feedback. The Executive Board reviews and approves new programs. The Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) gives final approval for programs in new fields. Regental approval is required for new degree designations.
For programs requiring MASU approval, Rackham-approved proposals must be submitted to Michele Matouka in the Office of Budget & Planning (OBP) two weeks before the MASU submission deadline.
For more information, contact Assistant Dean Emily Swafford.