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Time to Degree

Time to Degree

Master's Time to Degree

Master's students are expected and required to complete their coursework and graduate with in six years from the date of the first course on their plan of study. Students who do not meet these time limits are required to petition for an extension of time to complete degree. Master's students whose coursework is more than 6 years old may be required to take additional coursework. 

Doctoral Time to Degree

Doctoral students are expected to complete their degrees within 5 years after passing their comprehensive exams, or for those in programs that administer the comprehensive exams early in the career, within 10 years from the date of the first course on their plan of study. Students who do not meet these time limits are required to petition for an extension of time to complete degree. Doctoral students who do not finish their degrees within 5 years of passing their comprehensive examinations may be required to re-take their exams. 

Last updated 5 Nov 2015