Degree Time Limits

Time Limit for M.S. degrees

The M.S. degree may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. However, students must complete all the requirements for the M.S. degree within six (6) years from the initial date of registration as a graduate student in the Department.

Time Limit for Ph.D. degrees

Doctoral candidacy automatically terminates five (5) years after admission to candidacy. All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed with seven (7) years of admission to the Ph.D. program (registration for first doctoral level class). To continue beyond the time limit, a written request for extension to the research advisor and the Dean of the College of Engineering must be submitted and approved.

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Last Updated: 6/27/22