Degree Deadlines and Time Limits
|MSc-PhD Transfer Examination||PhD Qualifying Examination||Time to Achieve Candidacy||Time Limit||Maximum Extension|
|MSc (full-time)||15-18 months||n/a||n/a||3 years||+3 years|
|MSc (part-time)||15-18 months||n/a||n/a||6 years||+3 years|
|PhD (full-time) after completing a MSc||n/a||24 months||By end of 3rd year||6 years||+4 years|
|Direct-Entry PhD or PhD transfer from MSc (full-time)||n/a||Direct Entry: 24 months
|By end of 4th year||7 years||+4 years|
|PhD (flex-time)||n/a||32 months||By end of 4th year||8 years||+ 4 years|
 Doctoral students are subject to the School’s policy on “Timely Completion of Graduate Program Requirements”. To achieve candidacy, a PhD student is expected to have completed all program requirements exclusive of thesis and seminar courses.
 Students must submit an annual request for program extension beyond this time limit.