Time Limits

Master’s Degree

All requirements for a master’s degree must be completed within one six-year period. Work over six years old may be reinstated only with the permission of the graduate dean, upon recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee.

Doctoral Degree

All completed work that is included in a doctoral student’s degree program at the time of admission to candidacy must have been taken within the previous six years (exclusive of a maximum of three years of United States military service). The Graduate Studies Committee will review the program of students who have not completed the degree at the end of two years from admission to candidacy; the committee will review the status of the student’s program yearly thereafter. At those times, the committee may recommend additional coursework, further examinations, or termination of candidacy. In addition, the program is subject to review by the graduate dean.