Time Limit for Completion of Graduate Degree Policy

  • Academic
  • Student - Graduate
Responsible Unit Center for Graduate Studies
Responsible Cabinet Member Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date 2009-06
Last Revision Date
Last Review Date

Policy Statement

An explanation of the time limits for graduate degree completion.


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Policy Procedures

From the date of matriculation, graduate students have five years to complete degree requirements (seven years for the Masters in Public Administration and the Masters in Mental Health Counseling). Failure to do so will result in de-matriculation (dismissal from the University). Before this time limit is reached, students may request, with the support of their department and the Dean of The Graduate School, up to a one year extension. If an extension is granted and the requirements are not completed by the end of the extension period, the student will lose matriculated status.

De-matriculated students who wish to matriculate again need to apply for readmission. If accepted, they are required to adhere to current graduate policies and program requirements.

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Contact Information

Center for Graduate Studies

Office Location: Rakov 101

Phone: 585-395-2525

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2014-06 Five-year review
Adoption Date 2009-06 Policy Adopted


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