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Time Limit

A graduate degree is to be completed within a six-year time period.  If requirements for a degree cannot be completed within six years, the student may submit a Petition for an Extension of Time to Complete a Master’s Degree.

  • The petition must explain why the degree cannot be completed within the prescribed time limit and must present a time schedule for completing the program.
  • Time extensions will be considered only in unusual and justifiable circumstances.
  • The petitioner will be required to appear before the Graduate Council to present a justification.
  • An extension of time shall be at the discretion of the Council.

Request Form to Petition for an Extension of Time to Complete a Master’s Degree

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