Program Completion Time-Frame

Master’s Programs

Completion of the program of study within five to six years is expected for the Master’s degrees. Master degree students may not have more than six credits remaining to complete in the summer to participate in the May commencement and hooding ceremonies. All coursework must be completed before the next academic year begins.

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program must be satisfied within five years from the date of matriculation.

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Education (EDD)

Completion of the program of study within eight years is expected for the Doctor of Education Degree. It is required that doctoral students remain continuously enrolled during dissertation work. Any extensions to this time frame may result in repeating coursework as recommended by the Graduate Policies and Appeals Committee and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. Completion of EDL 811: Doctoral Seminar I: Introduction To Doctoral Education and EDL 812: Doctoral Seminar II: Critical And Analytical Thinking Skills For Educational Leaders are required before a dissertation student may seek research approval from his/her doctoral committee. Following the proposal courses, a student may have one semester to seek and gain research approval from his/her doctoral committee. After research is approved by the committee, students are eligible to begin taking Dissertation 999 credit hours. A maximum of six semesters of Dissertation 999 credit hours are allowed. By the end of the sixth semester of Dissertation 999, a student must gain approval for her or his written dissertation and successfully defend the dissertation.

Doctoral seeking students must successfully complete their oral defense to participate in commencement.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The maximum time-frame for completion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is six years.