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New Degree Program and Change of Status

New Degree Authorization

The University of South Florida Board of Trustees (USF BOT) has the responsibility and authority to approve for implementation new degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, advanced master's, and specialist level in accordance with BOG Regulation 6C-8.011(3) and (6) and USF Policy 0-036.

The Florida Board of Governors has the authority to approve for implementation new professional and research doctoral degree programs. The USF BOT must approve new professional and research doctoral degree programs for submission to the Board of Governors for authorization, in accordance with the criteria outlined in BOG Regulation 6C-8011(3).

New Degree Program Authorization Resources

Authorization of a new degree program at USF is a two-step process that begins with the faculty and ends with approval by the BOT or BOG. Details of the process are included in the USF Procedures for New Academic Degree Program Authorization.

Degree Program Change of Status