Developing a New Concentration or Interdisciplinary Concentration

Requires UF approvals only.

A new graduate concentration or interdisciplinary concentration requires approval from all associated department chairs and college deans before submission to the Graduate Council. No Board of Trustees approval is required. Concentrations appear on the transcript but do not appear on the diploma.


1. Prepare a proposal using these guidelines:

  • Description:
    Describe the concentration under consideration including its goals and objectives, degree level, emphases and number of credit hours required (total and number required for the major).
  • Rationale and Need Assessments:
    What is the rationale for offering this new concentration and having it on the transcript? How will this program enhance the quality of the existing major? How does the proposed concentration relate to graduate programs at peer institutions?
  • Students:
    What is the expected number of new students enrolled in this concentration in the first three years?
  • Effective date to begin admitting students:
    What is the expected date students will be admitted?

2. Department(s) approval.

3. College Curriculum Committee(s) and Dean(s) approval.

4. Graduate Council Approval.

5. Notification

  • Institutional Planning and Research
  • SACS

Academic Approval Tracking