The Graduate Catalog

Academic changes

Graduate academic changes are changes to existing degree programs and academic policies. A nonsubstantial academic change affects the degree requirements or academic policies of an individual graduate program; a substantial academic change affects the minimum degree requirements or academic policies of the Graduate School that govern all graduate programs. This category does not include changes that must be reported to or approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB); these are addressed in the description of graduate degree program changes.

Degree program changes

Graduate degree program changes are changes to degree programs or degree titles that must be approved or acknowledged by the THECB. These are

  • adding a degree program or degree title;
  • deleting a degree program or degree title;
  • renaming a degree program or degree title; and
  • moving a degree program or degree title from one academic unit to another

Graduate Certificate Programs

There are two types of graduate certificate program—those that require fewer than sixteen semester hours of coursework, and those that require sixteen to twenty-nine hours.