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Master's Student Academic Progress

The program for the master’s degree must be completed within a period of eight years beginning with the first semester of enrollment in which the student is accepted to a degree program. Individual academic programs may stipulate a shorter time period. Time spent in the armed services will not count toward the eight-year limit (see Active Duty Policy).

For an extension of this time the student must petition the Graduate School by submitting a request to the adviser who, in turn, submits a written recommendation to the Graduate School which has been endorsed by the department or area program director of graduate studies.


Continuous enrollment

Doctoral students must register on myZou every semester to maintain doctoral candidacy and retain access to campus resources.

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