Policies & Regulations
Academic Affairs: Graduate School
Degree Completion Within Six Years
Major Revision of Existing Policy
Minor/Technical Revision of Existing Policy
Reaffirmation of Existing Policy
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.