The implementation of a new program involves several approval steps, both internal and external to the University of Ottawa.

The requirements and learning outcomes of a new program are fundamentally different from those of any other approved program of study already offered at the University of Ottawa.

In most cases, the creation of a new program follows the regular program creation process as described below. In rare cases, the expedited approval process may be used.


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Approval process

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Additional information

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Undergraduate program creation, modification or closure
Élise Detellier
Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs

Graduate program creation, modification or closure
Luciana Ion 
Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies