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New Degree Program Intent Document and Process

RIT updated its process for vetting new undergraduate and graduate degree program ideas beginning in August 2019. This new streamlined approach will help ensure that program ideas are vetted across the university before a full proposal is developed.

All new degree program ideas will be required to follow the new process. Examples of degree programs are BS, BFA, MS, MFA, MBA, and Ph.D.

Please note that certificate and advanced certificate programs are exempt from the Intent Document process.

The next submission deadline for new Intent Documents (and resubmissions) is October 15, 2024.

New Degree Program Intent Document and Process

  • Approved by Faculty Senate - January 2020 (update)

Process Flowcharts

Download Template for Intent Document submissions

Frequently Asked Questions

Review NEW Intent Documents and provide feedback

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Check Status of previously submitted Intent Documents

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IMPORTANT NOTE: New Degree Program Intent Documents and related materials must be received by the Provost and Sr Asst Provost and Asst VP for Academic Affairs prior to the February 15 (spring) and October 15 (fall) posting dates. (Exception: Ph.D. Intent Documents are on a rolling schedule. They can be submitted any time during the academic year and will be posted as soon as they are processed.)

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