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Time Limitations on Degree Completion

University undergraduate programs emphasize preparing skilled, systematic, and informed practitioners who can employ contemporary methods, techniques, and technologies and systematically assess emerging methods, techniques, and technologies. Undergraduate students are expected to complete their degree programs within five years of the onset of study. Students continuing beyond five years may be required to repeat previously completed course work or to complete coursework not required at the time of their initial admission. Students are cautioned that, ordinarily, the applicability of undergraduate coursework to graduate degrees awarded by the University expires five years after completion.

Waivers of the time limitations for degree completion may be made by the Academic Dean.

Doctoral students must complete all degree requirements five years from the date of successful passage of the comprehensive exam.

 Waivers of the Five-Year Rule may be made by the Academic Dean upon the recommendation of the appropriate school director. Any request must be made PRIOR to the end of the five years. Waivers relate only to the currency and applicability of work completed.

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