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  • Graduate School
  • Graduate Council
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New Program Master's or Doctorate Forms: Request to Plan (Appendix A)* Request to Plan (Appendix A) Request to Establish (Appendix C) * Request to Establish (Appendix C)
Submitted by: Academic Unit
  • Graduate School
  • Graduate Council
Academic Unit
  • Graduate School
  • Graduate Council
Submit to:
  • Graduate School
  • Graduate Council
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Additional Forms (if required)

Approval To Plan (Word)

Approval To Plan (PDF)


* If a portion or all of the program is to be offered online, you must complete Appendix F in addition to Appendix A.

Approval To Establish (Word)

Approval To Establish (PDF)


* If a portion or all of the program is to be offered online, you must complete Appendix G in addition to Appendix C.

Notes: Any new courses proposed will need a New Course Form. Submit Appendix C after Appendix A approval from UNC GA
  • Notify OIR when approved
  • Notify Financial Aid, ECAR update
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