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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Academic Regulations D.6 Time Limits
D.6 Time Limits
D.6.1 Faculty of Graduate Studies' 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.6.2 Program-Specific Time Limits

Individual programs may require shorter completion times than the Faculty of Graduate Studies maximum. Check the program’s entry for specific details about time limits (see Program Descriptions).

D.6.3 Program Extensions

If a student needs longer than the regulation time set out in D.6.1, an extension to program may be granted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies 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: grad.ucalgary.ca/current/managing-my-program/registration.

For programs that require shorter completion time than the Faculty of Graduate Studies maximum, requests for extension may be granted by the program.

D.6.4 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.