Master’s degrees must be completed within five (5) years from the student’s date of admission for graduate study.  Courses taken prior to admission to the USFSM graduate program, for example as non-degree seeking or from other institutions that were transferred in, can be no older than seven years at the time of graduation.  Master’s degrees (including dual degree programs) that require coursework in excess of 50 credit hours may be granted a longer statute of limitations.