Creating a new degree program is an extensive process that takes at least a year to complete. New degree programs require THECB and some require SACSCOC approval. Limited action can be taken with prospective students, advertising or the UNT degree inventory until UNT receives affirmative responses from the THECB/SACSCOC on new degree programs. Individual departments are responsible for ensuring discipline-specific accreditation standards are being met.
If you are creating a new degree program that will delivered 50% or more online, please consider the expectations listed in the Online Program Checklist when preparing the proposal.
Adding a concentration or minor to a degree program may be considered a substantive change if it significantly changes the degree. Contact University Accreditation if you feel a new concentration or minor might be a substantive change for your degree program.
If you are proposing a new dual or joint degree program, please see additional information below.
If you have any questions about the process or the required paperwork for a new degree program, please contact University Accreditation. There are differences in requirements depending on the program’s degree level.