Time Frames for Completion of Degrees

Time Frames for Masters Programs

Requirement


Ideal Time Frames

Maximum Time Frames

Language Exam

2 semesters

3 semesters

Approaches to Religion

3 semesters

4 semesters

Coursework

3 semesters

4 semesters

Exit Requirement

4 semesters

6 semesters


These time frames may only be extended with the approval of the GDRS Director. The Dean’s approval is required for any extensions beyond 6 semesters.


Time Frames for PhD Programs, Post Masters

Requirement

Ideal Time Frames

Maximum Time Frames

Coursework

3 semesters

4 semesters

Approaches to Religion Courses

3 semesters

4 semesters

Language Exams (2)

3 semesters

4 semesters

Qualifying Examinations

5 semesters

7 semesters

Prospectus Approval

6/7 semesters

9 semesters

Dissertation Defense and Completion of Program

10 semesters

14 semesters

Time Frames for PhD Programs, Post Bachelors

Requirement

Ideal Time Frames

Maximum Time Frames

Coursework

4 semesters

5 semesters

Approaches to Religion

4 semesters

5 semesters

Language Exams (2)

4 semesters

5 semesters

Qualifying Examinations

6 semesters

8 semesters

Prospectus Approval

7/8 semesters

10 semesters

Dissertation Defense and Completion of Program

12 semesters

14 semesters

The maximum time frames may only be extended with the approval of the GDRS Director and the GRS Dean. Students who do not make reasonable progress toward completion of the degree may be terminated from the degree program. Students who find themselves in situations that prevent their making progress on the degree should consider taking a Leave of Absence.