New Program Proposals

The development of a new program can take between 1.5 (graduate programs) to 2.5 years (undergraduate programs) to progress from Phase One to Phase Four. The New Program Approval Flowchart (pdf) illustrates each of the steps involved in the development of a new program.

The process may be shorter for programs that do not require an external reviewers’ site visit (i.e., collaborative programs and graduate diplomas). Please review Expedited Approvals for details.

The Quality Assurance (QA) Office shepherds the new program approval process and is the main point-of-contact for those who are developing a new program(s).