Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2020

Time Limit

The Graduate School and School of Professional Development have no established time limits for advanced graduate certificates. However, programs offering certificates may choose to enforce time limits for completion (most are 3 years maximum). Please see the program page directly for information on time limits for specific advanced graduate certificates. are no enforced time limits for

In the event a program enforces a time limit, the Request for Waiver of Graduate Time Limit form can be found by selecting the forms link from the Graduate School Web site; SPD students should submit the Academic Petition form found on the SPD Web site. These petitions require the approval of the student’s advisor and graduate program director. Requests for a time limit extension must be filed before the limit is exceeded and must contain a significant justification. The final decision rests with the dean of the Graduate School, who may impose additional requirements.

In Response to COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

In light of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all active Stony Brook University Graduate School students have been given a one year time limit extension to complete their degree requirements. These changes will not apply to subsequent terms.