Time to Complete Degree

Masters Degree Students

Students must complete their degree requirements within a six-year time period from the date they first enrolled in the University (in any admitted status). Students enrolled in programs operating on an eigh-week calendar (HRD and online MPA) must complete their degrees within four years from first enrollment.

Doctoral Degree Students

Fulltime students in the Philosophy and Theology Ph.D. programs must complete all their degree requirements within an eight-year time period. Part-time doctoral students must complete all their degree requirements within a twelve-year time period. Requests for an extension will only be granted for up to two additional years and must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies (see Appeals Process).  Any further extensions will only be approved in exceptional circumstances with proper documentation.