New Degrees (2-Year Process)

Proposals for new programs can take up to 2 years to implement. (1) First a New Degree Statement of Intent (Pre-Proposal) must be approved by the Deans/Provost, and subsequently the CSU Board of Trustees to be included on the Academic Master Plan and (2) the full degree program proposals must be approved by the campus and the Chancellor's Office.


If you would like to propose a new degree effective Fall 2025, the Statement of Intent for the new degree must be submitted by the department chair no later than November 1, 2023, and the full degree proposal must receive campus approval no later than August 1, 2024 in order to have enough time to be considered for Chancellor's Office approval before the CalState Apply system opens for Fall 2025 applications on October 1, 2024. After Chancellor's Office approval, Admissions will need at least three to five business days lead time to enter the program into PeopleSoft and CalState Apply. Ideally, the new degree should be approved by the campus by the end of Spring 2024 term in order to be effective Fall 2025. 

Step-By-Step Process

More CSU Resources for New Degree Programs