How long does it take to complete the degree?

For students entering at the master’s level, the normative time to degree is six quarters (two years) for the master’s degree, and an additional six quarters (two years) for the PhD program. For students who enter at the PhD level with a masters degree from another institution, normative time for advancement to candidacy is about two years (5-7 quarters), and normative time for completion of the degree is about three years.