Proposals for new graduate degrees and certificates which have been approved by the OUS Provosts' Council must undergo an external review prior to final approval by the State Board of Higher Education. The department or program proposing the new degree bears the cost of the review. The review committee typically consists of three disciplinary peers external to OSU (candidates for the review committee are submitted by the department in the Category I proposal), who review the Category I proposal and all supporting documents, conduct a site visit, and submit a report on the viability of the program. See OUS Guidelines for External Reviews for more details.
Additional Information: OUS Guidelines for External Reviews