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Time Limits

The School of Graduate Studies' policy states that "A doctoral degree must be completed within eight years of matriculation. Coursework that is more than eight years old may not be used for a graduate degree. If permitted by the departmental degree program policy, a supervisory committee may allow revalidation through testing, following a plan developed by the supervisory committee and approved by the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The results must be verified in writing to the graduate dean by the student's major professor or other person(s) responsible for the testing. Work experience cannot be substituted for out-of-date coursework or used for revalidation."

In addition, the policy for the Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership is that students may revalidate a maximum of 15 credits. In addition, the courses being revalidated may not be more than 10 years old.