New programs or programs that are granted exemption will be noted on the annual list of low-producing programs, according to the following criteria: (1) A new degree program is exempted for the first five years of program implementation. Annual review begins in the sixth year of implementation. (2) A Master's degree program requiring only courses taught in the corresponding doctoral program is permanently exempted from low-producing status. These degrees are, in effect, terminal master's degrees available to students who are unable to meet doctoral requirements. No additional cost is associated with these degrees.
Source Note: The provisions of this §4.289 adopted to be effective May 26, 2010, 35 TexReg 4148