Aurora University

Time Limit for Completion of Graduate Degrees

Time Limit for Completion of Graduate Degrees

  1. Students must complete all requirements for the master’s degree on or before five years from the official acceptance date into the program (six years for the EdD program).
  2. Any student not completing all degree requirements on or before the deadline in #1 will be administratively dropped from the program unless a petition for extension has been filed with the Program Chair no later than the completion deadline.
  3. Petitions for extension are reviewed by the Program Chair in consultation with the program faculty.
  4. Approved petitions for extension may include provisions for repeating coursework, additional coursework, or other requirements for completion of the master’s degree after the original deadline, at the option of the program faculty.
  5. An extension of deadline may be granted only once and then for a maximum of two years.
  6. Individual programs may establish more restrictive limits for initial and extended time deadlines for completion.