Students have seven years to complete the requirements for the doctoral degree from the date of first enrollment in the doctoral program at EMU (see the section on doctoral programs). Specialist's degree requirements must be completed within six years of degree admission if entering with a master's degree or eight years if entering with a bachelor's degree. Master's degree requirements must be completed within six years of first enrollment in the master's degree program. Graduate certificate requirements must be completed within three years of first enrollment in a course applicable to the certificate.
Regardless of time limitations above, no student will be allowed to graduate using any coursework older than 10 years, whether it be taken at EMU or at another institution.