Office of the Provost
Degree Programs and Accreditations
The New York State Department of Education approves all academic programs and degrees awarded by the University of Rochester. The Department of Education also compiles institutional statistics for the tracking student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, throughout the year.
Departments and programs wishing to make changes to existing programs or degrees, or to develop new programs, must complete the required New York State forms and then obtain approval from the Office of the Provost.
Questions about this process should be directed to Kristen Balonek.
Applications for the following types of proposals:
- New degree program (non-doctoral)
- Addition of the distance education format to a new or existing registered programs
should use this application: Application
For revisions to existing registered programs, use this application: Changes Application
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