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Professional Degree Policies

GCAC-700-BB Time Limitation - Professional Master's Degrees

Purpose: to set the maximum time limit for students pursuing a professional master’s degree.

Academic Goal: to ensure that all students pursuing a professional master’s degree complete their studies in a timely manner.

Scope: all students in a professional master’s degree program.

Policy Statement

  1. All requirements for a master’s degree, including acceptance of the culminating experience must be met within eight years of admission to degree status.
  2. Individual graduate programs may set shorter time limits, as approved through the Graduate Council curricular review process.


Extensions may be granted by the Director of Graduate Enrollment Services in appropriate circumstances.

Revision History

Adapted from the Graduate Bulletin: June 2018

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