Policies & Regulations
Academic Affairs: Graduate School

Degree Completion Within Six Years
Number: 2.0250P
New Policy/Regulation

New Policy

Major Revision of Existing Policy

Minor/Technical Revision of Existing Policy

Reaffirmation of Existing Policy

Repealed Policy/Regulation

Repealed Policy

Effective Date:
Revised Date: 01/14/2008
Responsible Division/Department:
The Graduate School


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


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.