Letters of Support
The proposal should be accompanied by letters of support from the deans of schools that may be affected by the new program through any potential overlap of the proposed degree or proposed new courses. In the case of new Purdue programs, proposals must have letters of support from the appropriate counterpart dean or department chair at West Lafayette.
New Courses for Program
Any new courses required for the program should have been approved or be in the course remonstrance process. Information on submitting new courses or changing existing courses can be found on our website »
Outside Reviewers Contact Information
Although not required in the proposal, the GAC requires that all new master, Ph.D., and professional degrees be reviewed by their academic peers chosen from outside universities or institutions, or from the professional or business sector related to their field. At the time you submit your proposal for GAC approval, you will be asked to submit to the IU Graduate School Indianapolis the contact information for three outside reviewers.
OEVPUAA Approved Budget & Enrollment Tables
The initiating unit of a proposed IU program must consult with Philemon Yebei, Assistant Vice President for Administration, OEVPUAA, to estimate costs and identify sources of revenue to support the program. Contact Philemon Yebei, Assistant Vice President for Administration, OEVPUAA (firstname.lastname@example.org, 812-855-0900) for more information.
Note that the proposal can be submitted to the GAC before the budget and enrollment tables are complete, however the proposal will not move forward until Philemon Yebei has approved them.
IU Online Approval
If the proposal is more than 50% online, contact the IU Office of Online Education to begin the online approval process. The GAC will not review any proposals until IU Online gives its approval.
Policies and Procedures for Administering Graduate Student Programs
Follow the guidelines found in the Purdue University Policies and Procedures for Administering Graduate Student Programs catalog. Additional information can be accessed on the Graduate Programs Office website »