New or Modified Graduate Program Proposals
Creation of a New Graduate Degree Program
As the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, I would like to bring your attention to the following Request for Proposals (RFP) for New and Modified graduate degree programs.
Request for Proposals
The University of Toledo currently offers approximately 160 graduate programs through 10 academic colleges. These programs support the quality of our academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and enhance our institution’s rankings both nationally and internationally. These programs are also the backbone of the academic research enterprise. As we seek to increase the stature of UT on the national and international stage and to increase our level of research activity, the COGS would like to support this important effort though the creation of new and the recreation of existing graduate programs to meet the needs and interest of graduate degree seekers locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
University of Toledo graduate degrees are offered as Graduate Certificates, Master’s, (including Professional Science Masters and Executive Master’s), Professional Degrees (MD, PharmD, Ph.D., etc.) Educational Specialist, and the Ph.D. These degrees are offered though many modes of delivery (online, face to face and blended) and can be delivered on one of our campuses or at remote locations.
This RFP seeks proposals which are innovative, imaginative and high quality, which effectively use our existing resources to attract and retain high quality and diverse populations of students from around the world. Some areas of particular interest are:
- Bachelor’s to Master’s programs which decrease the time to degree for existing BS and MS programs
- New Bachelor’s to Master’s programs which include a new Bachelor’s or Master’s component
- Premium programs such as Executive Master’s Programs or Professional Science Master’s Degrees
- Interdisciplinary PhDs
- Graduate Certificates
Please do not let this list limit your imagination! Truly imaginative and innovative programs of all types will be considered.
Who is Eligible to Submit?
Any member of the university community is eligible to submit an initial proposal (faculty, staff and students). If your proposal is selected for further development, a graduate faculty member will be chosen to lead the process. All new graduate programs must be submitted for consideration by a graduate faculty member with full graduate faculty membership.
Guidelines for Submission
Please complete the proposal form here. All proposals should be submitted by midnight May 30, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by the Council of Associate Deans of the College of Graduate Studies and decisions will be communicated by August 1, 2017. If your proposal is selected, you must commit to the submission of a proposal for full review at the university and state levels. This process can take up to two years for completion. The guidelines or this process can be found here.