Time Limit for Master's Degrees

5520.1 General Policy

Students must complete all requirements for a master's degree within seven years unless the students' specific program has a shorter time limit. The time limit is defined as being from the beginning date of the earliest course taken at Wright State University within the 30 hours applied toward the degree as determined by the program of study. The time limit excludes a leave of absence granted in advance for adequate cause by the academic program and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate students who fail to complete at least one course in one academic year will automatically be retired from the active files of the Graduate School. The term "course" includes formal courses, independent study, thesis research, continuing registration, etc. Reapplication for admission will be required to reactivate the students' records.