Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 26, All day
Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 27, All day
Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28, All day
Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29, All day
Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30, All day

WBB vs. Georgetown
Nov. 23, 02:00 pm
MBB vs. Rider
Nov. 24, 07:00 pm
Volleyball vs. West Virginia
Nov. 26, 06:00 pm
WBB vs. Iona
Nov. 26, 08:00 pm
Volleyball vs. Oklahoma
Nov. 29, 12:00 pm

Time to Degree

KU monitors the time to degree of individual graduate students as well as the departmental average time to degree and sets specific limits on the completion of both master’s and doctoral degrees at KU.

  • Master’s students are required to complete their degrees within seven years.
  • Doctoral students are required to complete their degrees within eight years.
  • Students who complete the master’s degree at KU and subsequently begin doctoral studies have a maximum of 10 years to complete both degrees.

Time limits are calculated from the beginning of the first semester of enrollment. For example, a master’s student who began his or her program in Fall 2000 must complete his or her degree by the end of Summer 2007.

With the approval of his or her department, a student may petition for an extension to the time limit.  The student would then be required to work with the adviser to prepare a Graduate Degree Completion Agreement.  Please consult with your department for more information on petition requirements. 

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College Office of Graduate Affairs

Morgan Swartzlander
Graduate Student Services Manager
Graduate Events & Deadlines
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All day
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Thanksgiving Break
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Nov 28
Thanksgiving Break
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