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Program Extensions

There is a five-year time limit for the completion of a master’s program and a six-year time limit for the completion of a doctoral program.

Extenuating circumstances not of the student’s making may justify allowing the student additional time to complete his or her degree program. A request for a one year’s extension will be received favorably if it is fully justified and supported by the student's Graduate Program Coordinator.

A student should discuss the possibility of an extension with his or her Supervisor and Program Coordinator. Each request must be accompanied by a completed Request for Extension form, a memo justifying the request for extension, and a detailed work plan outlining the number of thesis/dissertation chapters completed, when the outstanding chapters will be completed, and the anticipated defence date. 

Graduate Studies may request progress reports be submitted at various times throughout the extension.

Higher tuition fees are assessed for students on extension.

Last reviewed shim3/26/2015 2:57:42 PM