Time limitation for completion of advanced degrees

All requirements for the doctoral program, excluding prerequisite graduate course work or master’s degrees, must be completed within eight years from the time of admission. It should be noted that the average Ph.D. degree in Chemical Physics should take about five years. Be sure to consult the time limits on comprehensive examinations.

Students must register for an appropriate course load at least one semester or summer session each year or obtain an “approved leave” from the admitting department. Unless these approved leaves are part of the student’s Graduate School records, extensions of the eight-year time limitation will not be approved by the Graduate School.