Graduate Time Limit Extensions
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Determine your graduate degree or certificate program initial deadline. See AP.6 Graduate Policies for additional graduate degree and certificate program requirements.
Masters, Certificate (stand-alone) Graduation and Doctoral Advancement Deadline: Students have six years to complete their masters degree or stand-alone certificate program. Doctoral students have six years to advance to candidacy. This is calculated based on the semester you were admitted plus 6 years, minus one semester The deadline to graduate or advance to candidacy, as applicable, is the end of the semester. Example: If a student is admitted in Fall 2013, their initial Masters graduation deadline is Summer 2019.
Students in Master’s or Doctoral Programs also Pursuing Graduate Certificates (Secondary Certificate): The time limit for certificate conferral coincides with the six-year time limit for master’s degrees or the six-year time limit for advancement to candidacy in a doctoral degree. Master’s and doctoral degree time limit rules still apply.
Doctoral Graduation Deadline:
Admitted prior to Fall 2014: Students have five years to finish the requirements for the doctoral degree after advancement. This is calculated based on the semester of advancement plus 5 years, minus one semester. The deadline to graduate is the end of the semester. Example: If a student advances in Fall 2013, their initial Doctoral graduation deadline is Summer 2018.
Admitted Fall 2014 or later: Students have nine years to graduate from their PhD program, regardless of when they advance (within the six-year time limit). This is calculated based on the semester you were admitted plus 9, minus one semester. The deadline to graduate is the end of the semester. Example: If a student was admitted in Fall 2014, their initial Doctoral graduation deadline is Summer 2023.
Doctoral Students Also Pursuing a First Master’s Degree:
Time limit may derive from the doctoral requirements, although programs may reject coursework that is not sufficiently current.