All requirements for the Master's degree must be fulfilled with
courses completed within six calendar years of the graduation date.
Credit over six years old must be replaced by new course credit.
Exceptions to the time limit must be approved by the Graduate
Regular, full-time students are expected to complete their
program within five quarters. It is recognized that many off-campus
students are not able to take full loads each quarter so their
completion may exceed six quarters but they are still expected to
complete their program in a timely fashion, normally within 12
quarters (four years). All on-campus students must request an
extension to continue their program for any term beyond the sixth
quarter, off-campus/part-time students beyond the 12th quarter.
This extension request must be submitted to the Associate Dean of
Faculty at least four weeks prior to the end of the sixth [12th]
quarter or previously approved extension quarter. The extension
request must include a discussion of progress toward completing
your program (updated discussion if not the first extension
request), an anticipated completion date, a statement of support
from your advisory committee and department chair. The Associate
Dean of Faculty will approve or deny the requests within one week
of receipt. Any requests denied will automatically be forwarded to
the Graduate Studies Committee for reconsideration. The Graduate
Studies Committee may request the student to appear before the
committee prior to their making a final decision.
A student who has not been registered for one or more quarters,
summer not included, before completing their program must request
and receive, in writing, approval of the advisory chair and the
Associate Dean of the Faculty in order to register for any credit
Any questions concerning rules, procedures, etc., relating to
graduate work should be directed to the Associate Dean of the