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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Degree Requirements Time Limits for Degrees  

Time Limit for Degree

Degree programs should be completed within the following periods of time after first registration in the Graduate School-New Brunswick:

(full-time study)
Master of Arts
1 year
3 years
Master of Science
1 year
3 years
Master of Arts for Teachers
1 year
3 years
Master of Science for Teachers
1 year
3 years
Master of Philosophy
2 years
4 years
Doctor of Philosophy
3 years
(2 years beyond master's)
7 years
(4 years beyond master's)

All students are urged to consider the educational and economic benefits of completing their programs quickly. Soon after being admitted to graduate study, each student should consult with a faculty adviser and work out a reasonable timetable for meeting the requirements. Extensions beyond the normal limits shown above (for all degrees except the master of philosophy) may be granted to students in good standing. A student requiring an extension should petition the dean of the Graduate School-New Brunswick on a form available from the Office of the Graduate School. If the petition is supported by reasons of weight, and if the faculty members in charge of the student`s program certify that satisfactory progress is being made, the extension normally is granted. Part-time students should consult their program concerning their expected times of completion.

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