Policies & Regulations
Academic Affairs: Graduate School


Degree Completion Within Six Years
Number: 2.0250P
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Repealed Policy

Effective Date:
Revised Date: 1/14/2008
Responsible Division/Department:
The Graduate School


 I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE

To establish a maximum limit on the number of years a student may take to complete a graduate degree.

II. STATEMENT OF POLICY

All coursework for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree must be completed within six years of a master's degree-seeking student being admitted to a graduate program. All coursework for a doctoral degree must be completed within eight years. All exceptions must be approved by the student's Graduate Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.