Credit applied toward the master’s and education specialist degree must have been earned within the period of six years immediately preceding the time the degree is awarded. Credit applied for the doctoral degree must have been earned within seven years immediately preceding the time the degree is awarded (combined M.D./Ph.D. program limit is ten years). Certificate programs must be completed within four years.
An extension of the time limit for the degree may be requested by a student by written petition to the College of Graduate Studies. Students requesting a one-year extension of coursework will complete the Continuation of Matriculation form. This is used for first extension requests of one year only. Students requesting an extension beyond the first year will complete the Request for Time Extension & Course Recertification form. These forms are to begin at the academic department level and completed and signed before submission to the College of Graduate Studies. Although exceptions may be warranted, students who exceed the norm shall be required to justify in writing their request for an extension. There are associated fees with both types of extension requests. Additional information is located in the Graduate Student Handbook and the forms are available on the College of Graduate Studies' website and the Graduate tab of the myUT portal. All forms should be emailed to GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu.