Leave of Absence Policy for Graduate Students

A leave of absence for a specific period may be approved upon application to and approval of the Graduate Advisor and the Divisional Dean. Such leaves of absences are approved only for reasons of documented disabling illness, maternity, military service, or other unusual circumstances. Leaves of absence extend the time limit allowed for your curriculum. The total time limit for completing all degree requirements is 4 years. Programs in Education, Nursing, Health Sciences, and Social Work the time limit is 5 years.