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Graduate Studies Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Regulations D.6 Time Limits
D.6 Time Limits

Students in research- and thesis-based master’s programs must complete all degree requirements within four registration years; students in course-based master’s programs must complete all degree requirements within six registration years. It is expected that students completing a master’s degree on a full-time basis will complete the degree within half the time allowed.

Students in doctoral programs must complete all degree requirements within six registration years. It is expected that most candidates will complete requirements within four years.

D.6.a) Program Extensions

If a student needs longer than the regulation time allowed to complete a program, an extension to program may be granted on the basis of a recommendation from the Graduate Program Director that specifies the grounds for the extension and provides a detailed schedule for the completion of the program. Forms can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website at:

D.6.a) i. Program Extensions for GSA Executive Members

Graduate programs must take the service by GSA Executive members into consideration in assessing the student’s progress in the annual progress report. On request, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will grant GSA Executive members extensions to time in program of up to one year per year in office.