Limitation of Time

The student must fulfill all requirements for an M.A. degree within the six consecutive years immediately preceding the date of the student’s graduation from that degree program. This time limit applies to enrollment in all graduate course work in the student’s program including work for which transfer credit is allowed.

If a course taken to complete the requirements for the master’s degree does not fall within the six-year period allowed for the degree program, the Department of Economics may require the student to retake the course for credit or may allow the student to demonstrate current knowledge of the subject matter. In the latter case, currency must be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Department through successful completion of an appropriate examination or other assessment specified by the Department. Otherwise, the outdated course work must be deleted from, and other course work must be substituted in, the program of courses. Transfer courses falling outside the limitation of time may not be used in a graduate program.