Intent to Plan Proposals

To increase communication, collaboration, and problem solving opportunities throughout the system and with the Board of Regents in the early stages of the program/center/institute development process, campuses must complete and submit an Intent to Plan. Intent to Plan documents will be removed from this website and considered halted upon the request of the proposing institution or after 18 months from the final review of the Intent to Plan, whichever comes first.

The submission of an Intent to Plan proposal does not guarantee the submission of a full Level II proposal, nor does the approval of an Intent to Plan proposal at any level guarantee the approval of the full Level II proposal.

Next Intent to Plan Due Date: September 25
*All Intent to Plans should be submitted to Joe Thiel.

View the Intent to Plan submission/approval schedule.Intent to Plan Flowchart

View the Intent to Plan form.

***TUTORIAL*** : Intent to Plan Form


Programs Under Development (Completed Intent to Plans)

Submitted July 2018 – Expiration – March 2020

Great Falls College

Cybersecurity CTS

Submitted June 2018 – Expiration – February 2020

University of Montana

Youth Sports Safety Institute

Submitted May 2018 – Expiration – January 2020

Montana State University

Chemical Engineering PhD
M.S. Data Science

University of Montana

B.S. Data Science
Interprofessional Education Institute

Submitted April 2018 – Expiration – December 2019

Dawson Community College

Technical Skills AAS/Certificates

Montana State University

Ranch Management Program

University of Montana

Communication Sciences and Disorders Leveling Certificate
Biochemistry Program and Computer Science
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate


Submitted March 2018 – Expiration – November 2019

Montana Tech

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Great Falls College

Cyber Security

Gallatin College

Cyber Security

Submitted February 2018 – Expiration – October 2019

University of Montana - Missoula College

Accounting Technology

University of Montana – School of Social Work & Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Master of Social Work/Juris Doctorate Joint Degree

Submitted January 2018 – Expiration – September 2019

Flathead Valley Community College

C.A.S. in Practical Nursing

Montana Tech

Master of Engineering
Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering (MS/MSE)

Montana State University Northern

Equine Studies – Minor

Submitted December 2017 – Expiration – August 2019

                Dawson Community College

Rural Organization Employee Management (ROEM) A.A.S./Certificate

                University of Montana Western

B.S. Environmental Sustainability with an option in Environmental Interpretation

Submitted November 2017 – Expiration – July 2019

Montana Tech

AAS Precision Machining Technology

Submitted October 2017 – Expiration -June 2019

Montana State University Northern

Plumber/Pipefitter Associate of Applied Science

Submitted September 2017 – Expiration – May 2019

Montana Tech

Major in Mathematical Sciences, option in Applied Mathematics

University of Montana

5-Year Dual B.S./M.S. in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Submitted August 2017 – Expiration – April 2019

Flathead Valley Community College

AAS in Firearms Technology

Montana State University

Regional Initiative for Dental Education (RIDE) Dental School

Submitted July 2017 – Expiration – March 2019

University of Montana Missoula

Montana Mountain Water Institute

Submitted May 2017 – Expiration – January 2019

Montana State University

Center for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis

M.S. Dietetic Systems Leadership

Submitted March 2017-   Expiration – November 2018

University of Montana

M.S/M.A Interdisciplinary Studies

Montana State University- Billings

M.S. Adventure Leadership in Health and Recreation

Montana State University

Sustainability Minor

Submitted February 2017- Expiration November 2018

Great Falls College-Montana State University

Pharmacy Technician C.A.S.

Helena College-University of Montana

Sheet Metal C.A.S

Montana State University-Bozeman

M.A. Teaching

Submitted January 2017 - Expiration September 2018

Montana State University-Bozeman

Electrical Engineering Ph.D.

Submitted November 2016 - Expiration September 2018

Helena College-University of Montana

Aviation Maintenance Technology C.A.S.

University of Montana-Missoula

Center for Translational Medicine

Submitted October 2016 - Expiration September 2018

Montana State University-Bozeman

Global Health Minor


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