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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 Office of Graduate Studies by submitting a request to the advisor who, in turn, submits a written recommendation to the Office of Graduate Studies which has been endorsed by the department or area program director of graduate studies.