Writing and Rhetoric
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Time to Degree

The university specifies time limits to complete degrees and certificates.

Full descriptions are provided in the University Catalog. See Graduate Policies in the Academic Policies section of the catalog. Brief versions of the limits are given below for your convenience. The catalog is the authoritative source of information on time limits.

Doctoral Students

Total time to degree will not exceed nine calendar years from the time of first enrollment as a doctoral degree-seeking student. Doctoral students are expected to advance to candidacy in no more than six years.

International Students

International students attending in F-1 or J-1 status may have more restrictive limits than those above. They should contact the Office of International Programs and Services for more information.

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