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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. Since being created by the Texas Legislature in 1965, the Board has worked to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students. The Board meets four times a year. Meetings occur in Austin but are usually also broadcast on the Web.


Academic Programs & Program Review

Frequently Asked Questions regarding joint, cooperative, and dual degree programs; "substantive" and "non-substantive" changes; change in CIP code for existing programs; program inventory; title change of a degree program; and tracks, emphases, concentrations, etc.


New Degree Program and Certificate Requests regarding certificates (upper-division and graduate), new bachelor's and master's programs, and new doctoral programs.


Rule 5.48 - Criteria for Certificate Programs

 Baccalaureate & Master

Rule 5.45 - Criteria for New Baccalaureate and Master's Degree Programs

Standards for Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs


Rule 5.46 - Criteria for New Doctoral Programs

Guidelines for Proposals - New Doctoral Programs


Changes to Existing Programs such as changes to the credit-hour requirements, CIP change, degree title change, and request for consolidation of programs.

Rule 5.55 - Revisions to Approved Programs

Guidelines Related to Changes to Existing Programs