Texas Tech University

Time Limit

Master's Program

With the exception of certain specially approved programs, work credited toward a Master's degree must be completed within six years. Students whose graduate study is interrupted by military service will be granted an extension of time for the period of their military duty, not exceeding five years.

D.M.A. and Ph.D. Program

All work for the doctorate must be completed within four years after the applicant has been admitted to candidacy and eight years from the initial enrollment.


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