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  Graduate School–Newark 2010–2012 Degree Requirements Time Limits for Degrees  

Time Limits for Degrees

The minimum and maximum years required to complete a degree are determined by a student's full-time or part-time status and the number of credits required for the degree. These times are as follows: 

                                                Total            Full or                           Time in Years       
Degree                                 Credits        Part Time     Minimum    Average    Maximum

M.A., M.S.                                30                Full                  1                1 1/2                   3

       Global Affairs                    40               
       Jazz                                  36               
       Psychology                       36 

M.A.L.S                                   30                 Part                  1               1 1/2                  3

M.A.T.                                      30                 Part                 1                2 1/2                  5

M.F.A.                                      48

Ph.D.                                      72*                Full                   3                  5                       7
                                                                    Part                  4                   6                       8
    Behavioral and Neural Sciences  60 
    Chemistry                                     60
    Global Affairs                                73   
    Nursing                                         59**

* 60 credits in some programs that opt to follow the new policy
**59 credits beyond the master's degree

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