Degree & Graduate Diploma Programs


The University of Toronto’s programs are governed by the Policy for Approval and Review of Academic Programs and Units in conjunction with the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) (PDF).

For more information, browse programs of study or consult U of T’s degree level expectations (DLEs), which define the knowledge and skills students are expected to have achieved upon graduation.

Creating a New Degree, Graduate Diploma or Certificate Program

The first point of contact for creating a new degree program and a new graduate diploma program is the appropriate Dean’s Office. Please visit the new degree programs and new graduate diplomas pages for full details.

There are several types of undergraduate certificate programs offered at the University. Find out more on supporting the development and management of undergraduate for-credit and not-for-credit certificate programs.

Modifying a Degree, Graduate Diploma or Certificate Program

Modifications to existing program offerings may fall into the category of a major or minor modification. All proposals for changes to programs should first be reviewed by your Dean’s Office at the appropriate Faculty. Please visit the major modifications and minor modifications pages for information on academic changes to program offerings.

Starting a Cyclical Review of a Degree, Graduate Diploma or Certificate Program

All degree, graduate diploma and for-credit certificate programs are required to be reviewed at least once every eight years. The schedule for reviews is produced annually by the VPAP Office in close consultation with Faculties/divisions. Please visit the reviews section for full information.


Programs of study: undergraduate and graduate

New degree programs
New graduate diplomas
New certificates (for-credit)
New certificates (not-for-credit)
Degree level expectations


Jennifer Francisco
Coordinator, Academic Change

Annette Knott
Coordinator, Academic Change