PBA Home >
Institutional Research & Analysis >
Key concepts >  Degree program approval questions
Example questions related to changing or new graduate degree programs
Engineering Management is in the development phase of designing/sponsoring an
option within the ME degree program. Essentially, this variation would
provide the student with the opportunity to receive an ME with an emphasis in
Construction Management. To qualify for this option, the student would be
required to take five Engineering Management courses and five Civil Engineering
- What type of paperwork or process would the graduate school require in
order to officially offer the degree with this new variation?
- Would a new degree need to be proposed?
- Could the emphasis in Construction Management be noted on the student
transcript (e.g., Masters of Engineering in Construction Management)?
Answers (from Ginny Borst-Young and Lisa Hutton, Graduate School, June 2006)
- Approval of tracks (a.k.a. options, emphases): for graduate programs, any new
tracks would need to be approved by the EAC committee. Tracks DO appear on the transcript.
Contact Lisa Hutton in the graduate school for more information.
- Approval of graduate curricula: any new graduate curriculum needs
to be approved by the curriculum committee.
- However, a new track would not show on their diploma.
If you were actually hoping the degree would read "Master of Engineering in
Construction Management", that would require a new degree program. You
would have to follow all the procedures for a new degree, including going
through EAC, going through CCHE, going through the Board of Regents etc. A new
major code etc would be needed after those approvals.
- Bernadette Langbein in the Provost's office coordinates this process.
- A LIST OF STEPS REQUIRED FOR APPROVAL OF A NEW DEGREE PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON