Time Limits

Time Limit on Degree Completion

All graduate coursework and degree requirements toward a master’s degree, education specialist degree, or a graduate certificate (including credit transferred from another university or graduate program) must be completed within a period of six calendar years, which would include the summer term. All graduate coursework and degree requirements toward a doctoral degree (including credit transferred from another university) must be completed within a period of ten calendar years, which would include the summer term. Any exceptions will be made by the Director of Graduate Studies, upon written request of the student.

Time Limit on Catalog Requirements

Degree requirements and other university regulations are established by the catalog current at the time of initial enrollment and completion of one or more graduate courses. Any student not completing all degree requirements within the established time limit will lose entitlement to follow the graduate catalog of initial enrollment.

Students may elect to follow any later catalog during their allotted time limit to degree completion.

All degree program and certificate requirements for admission and completion may be subject to change due to governing and accrediting agency changes.