Please refer to the Master’s Graduation Deadlines. It is important that you adhere to the deadline dates if you desire to graduate in a given semester.
Admission to the Graduate School does not constitute admission to candidacy. Completion of hours of course work does not mean a student is automatically eligible for an advanced degree. Students must have fulfilled appropriate requirements, as established by their major department and the Graduate School.
- If you have any classes in which you have received an incomplete, this grade must be changed by the date indicated on the master’s deadlines.
- You must be registered for courses, thesis or project, or as Candidate for Degree during the semester that you take your final examination or defend your thesis/project.
- See the Electronic Thesis Dissertation submission process page for thesis guidelines.
Complete and submit the following:
Time Limit Exceptions
For students admitted to a master's degree program prior to January 2009, the degree should be completed within 7 years of acceptance into the program of study. If you exceed this time limit, you must obtain an approved extension from your graduate program director and the Graduate School Dean.
Students admitted after January 2009 will have 5 years to complete the master's degree, due to a revision of the Graduate School Rules.