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Time Limit on Completion of Degrees


It is expected that all degree requirements be completed within a 10-year period. Students may be asked to repeat courses taken more than 10 years before graduation when those courses have changed greatly in content or standards.


The time limit to complete all program requirements is five years. Students who do not complete all requirements in the five years may be dismissed from the program and must apply for re-admission to continue their studies. Taking a leave of absence does not extend the five year program completion time frame. If re-admitted, the student will have to adhere to the current catalog, all degree requirements, and any conditions of re-admission.

Exceptions to this policy are contingent upon the circumstance (e.g. serious illness, military service, etc.) and must be approved by the Director and Provost via a written request and appropriate documentation from the student and the student’s advisor.