There is a five-year time limit for the completion of a master’s program and a six-year time limit for the completion of a doctoral program.
Extenuating circumstances not of the student’s making may justify allowing the student additional time to complete his or her degree program. A request for a one year’s extension will be received favorably if it is fully justified and supported by the student's Graduate Program Advisor.
A student should discuss the possibility of an extension with his or her Supervisor and Graduate Advisor. Each request must be accompanied by a completed Request for Extension form and a memo from the supervisor or graduate advisor justifying the request for extension, including a written report from the last Supervisory Committee meeting and a schedule (Extension Timeline) showing how the program will be completed in the extension period requested.
Fees are assessed for students on extension.