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Time Limitation - Professional Master's



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.



All students in a professional master’s degree program.

Policy Statement

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

Further Information

Extensions to Time Limits for Master's Students due to COVID-19

Revision History

  • Approved by Graduate Council, March 17, 2021. Effective date: Fall 2021 (08/16/2021).
    • New policy.
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