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Time Extension Request

For Master's Students

  • A master's degree generally requires at least two years of full-time work.
  • You must complete all degree requirements, including submitting your thesis, within five years after initial enrollment in the graduate program.

You may request an extension of these time limits, under certain circumstances.

  1. Notify your graduate program.
  2. Complete and submit the Request for Extension to the Maximum Time Limit petition form to GSSP .

For doctoral students

  • A doctoral degree generally requires five years of full-time work.
  • You must complete all degree requirements, including submitting your dissertation, within eight years after initial enrollment in the graduate program.

You may request an extension of these time limits, under certain circumstances.