New Degree and Certificate Proposals

 

As of 8/1/2014, new degree and certificate proposals should be emailed directly to ian.macgillivray@dhe.state.co.us, Director of Academic Affairs, 303-866-3846. Please send the following information:

  • Program name
  • Degree or certificate level (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, and etc.) and type of award (i.e., B.A., M.S., and etc.)
  • CIP code
  • Date of approval by governing board
  • Number of credit hours
  • Offered as 100% distance/online only?
  • For undergraduate degrees only: Fit with gtPathways and 120 credit cap or justification why gtPathways and 120 credit cap requirements should be waived
  • Brief overview of proposed program
  • Brief statement of evidence of need
  • Brief statement of duplication/similar programs in the state

Note: Educator preparation programs have different requirements. Please visit http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/TeacherEd/DegreePrograms/default.html

 

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education is authorized to approve academic degree programs to ensure consistency with the institution’s statutory role and mission [23-5-129(6)(b), C.R.S.] and to approve educator preparation programs to ensure they meet certain performance measures [23-1-121(2), C.R.S.]. To view the policies regarding new program submission please go to: