Time Limits for Graduate Degree Completion

Doctor of Philosophy- 9 years from matriculation

Doctoral degree (professional)- 7 years from matriculation

Master's degree- 5 years from matriculation

Certificate of Graduate Study- 5 years from matriculation

micro-Certificate of Graduate Study- 3 years from matriculation

All courses applied towards the degree must be taken within 9 years for the Doctor of Philosophy degree; 7 years for professional doctorates and Master's degrees; 5 years for Certificates of Graduate Study; and 3 years for micro-Certificates of Graduate Study. Individual departments may set deadlines within these time limits.